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.

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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  Year Charts (2020)
1. The 50 Best Albums of 2020 by Rolling Stone (2020)
2. The 50 Best Albums of 2020 by Billboard (2020)
3. The 50 Best Albums of 2020 by Esquire (2020)
4. Albums of the Year 2020 by Rough Trade (2020)
5. The Best Albums of 2020 by FLOOD Magazine (2020)
6. Quietus Albums Of The Year 2020 by The Quietus (2020)
7. Gorilla vs. Bear's Albums of 2020 by Gorilla vs. Bear (2020)
8. Top 99 Music Albums of 2020 by Piccadilly Records (2020)
9. The Best Albums Of 2020 by Uproxx (2020)
10. 20 Best Albums of 2020 by Gaffa (2020)
11. 50 Best Albums of 2020 by The Needle Drop (2020)
12. Albums Of The Year 2020 – Top 50 by Louder Than War (2020)
13. The 100 Best Albums of 2020 by Noisey (2020)
14. The Best Albums of 2020 by No Ripcord (2020)
15. Les Inrocks Albums of the Year 2020 by Les Inrocks (2020)
16. Uncut's Top 75 albums of 2020 by Uncut (2020)
17. Our 50 favourite albums of 2020 by The Vinyl Factory (2020)
18. The 40 best albums of 2020 by Independent (2020)
19. Gigwise's 51 Best Albums of 2020 by Gigwise (2020)
20. The 20 best albums of 2020 by The A.V. Club (2020)
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