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.
20205,50759,920
20212,3688,774
Total7,87568,695

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

Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 818 82%
2021 182 18%
Country Albums %


United States 485 49%
United Kingdom 190 19%
Canada 59 6%
Mixed Nationality 38 4%
Australia 35 4%
France 28 3%
Japan 15 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
Live? Albums %
No 982 98%
Yes 18 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
Best Albums of 1989
1. Doolittle by Pixies
2. The Stone Roses by The Stone Roses
3. Disintegration by The Cure
4. Paul's Boutique by Beastie Boys
5. On Fire by Galaxie 500
6. Bleach by Nirvana
7. Pretty Hate Machine by Nine Inch Nails
8. 3 Feet High And Rising by De La Soul
9. Full Moon Fever by Tom Petty
10. New York by Lou Reed
11. Technique by New Order
12. Like A Prayer by Madonna
13. The Real Thing by Faith No More
14. 13 Songs by Fugazi
15. Hats by The Blue Nile
16. The Sensual World by Kate Bush
17. Floating Into The Night by Julee Cruise
18. Pump by Aerosmith
19. The Seeds Of Love by Tears For Fears
20. Oh Mercy by Bob Dylan
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