Best Albums of the 2020s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2020s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 44,000 greatest album charts.

Best albums by year or decade
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2020s decade summary
YearAlbums The number of albums from each year featuring in the greatest album charts. Score Total rank score for each year (made up of the total rank score from all albums in that year) Top Ranked Album The top ranked album from each year and where it ranks in the overall chart.
20205,55662,995
20212,86915,258
Total8,42578,253

The best artists of the 2020s are The Strokes, Fiona Apple, Phoebe Bridgers, Taylor Swift, Run The Jewels, Fleet Foxes, The Weeknd, Jessie Ware, Rory Ferreira and Phil Elverum.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 5 of 100

Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 748 75%
2021 252 25%
Country Albums %


United States 497 50%
United Kingdom 198 20%
Canada 61 6%
Australia 38 4%
Mixed Nationality 36 4%
France 23 2%
Japan 14 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Live? Albums %
No 980 98%
Yes 20 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 997 100%
Yes 3 0%
Recognised  Decade Charts (2010s)
1. 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Rolling Stone (2019)
2. 100 Best Albums of the 2010s: Staff Picks by Billboard (2019)
3. Top 48 Music Albums of the 2010s by Gorilla vs. Bear (2019)
4. The 50 best albums of the decade – 2010 to 2019 by Independent (2019)
5. All The Best Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked by Uproxx (2019)
6. Top 100 Albums of the Decade by Crack Magazine (2019)
7. The Needle Drop's Top Albums Of The 2010s by The Needle Drop (2019)
8. Tiny Mix Tapes 2010s: Favorite 100 Music Releases of the Decade by Tiny Mix Tapes (2019)
9. The A.V. Club's 50 best albums of the 2010s by The A.V. Club (2019)
10. Top 50 Albums of the 2010s by The Wild Honey Pie (2019)
11. NME's Greatest Albums of The Decade: The 2010s by New Music Express (2019)
12. The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s by Stereogum (2019)
13. The 50 Best Albums of the Decade by Deep Cuts (2019)
14. The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s by Pitchfork (2019)
15. Top 100 Albums of the 2010s by Consequence of Sound (2019)
16. The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Paste (2019)
17. StuBru albums of 2010s by StuBru (2017)
18. Top 108 Best Albums Of The 2010s by 108 Mics (2020)
19. 100 greatest albums of the 2010s by cleveland.com (2019)
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