Best Albums of the 2020s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2020s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 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.
20207,248105,511
20216,69697,432
20226,48392,580
20235,05561,456
20241,8029,923
Total27,284366,902

The best artists of the 2020s are Black Country, New Road, The Strokes, Taylor Swift, Little Simz, Fiona Apple, Phoebe Bridgers, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Black Midi, The Weeknd and Sufjan Stevens.
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Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 264 26%
2021 277 28%
2022 251 25%
2023 182 18%
2024 26 3%
Country Albums %


United States 505 51%
United Kingdom 213 21%
Canada 54 5%
Australia 37 4%
Mixed Nationality 32 3%
Sweden 15 2%
France 14 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 993 99%
Yes 7 1%
Live? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
Best Albums of 1987
1. The Joshua Tree by U2
2. Appetite For Destruction by Guns N' Roses
3. Sign 'O' The Times by Prince
4. Strangeways, Here We Come by The Smiths
5. You're Living All Over Me by Dinosaur Jr.
6. Document by R.E.M.
7. Bad by Michael Jackson
8. Music For The Masses by Depeche Mode
9. Sister by Sonic Youth
10. Hysteria by Def Leppard
11. Substance 1987 by New Order
12. Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me by The Cure
13. Kick by INXS
14. Louder Than Bombs by The Smiths
15. Darklands by The Jesus And Mary Chain
16. Come On Pilgrim by Pixies
17. Paid In Full by Eric B. & Rakim
18. Diesel And Dust by Midnight Oil
19. Tango In The Night by Fleetwood Mac
20. Tunnel Of Love by Bruce Springsteen
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