Best Albums of the 2020s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2020s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 49,000 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.
20206,15992,983
20215,50879,943
20224,70861,234
2023275450
Total16,650234,610

The best artists of the 2020s are Black Country, New Road, The Strokes, Taylor Swift, Fiona Apple, Little Simz, Phoebe Bridgers, The Weeknd, Black Midi, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 5 of 100

Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 384 38%
2021 334 33%
2022 280 28%
2023 2 0%
Artist Albums %


King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard 8 1%
Taylor Swift 5 1%
Nas 4 0%
Arca 4 0%
Drake 3 0%
Westside Gunn 3 0%
Brockhampton 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 488 49%
United Kingdom 217 22%
Canada 55 6%
Australia 39 4%
Mixed Nationality 35 4%
France 19 2%
Japan 14 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
Live? Albums %
No 979 98%
Yes 21 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 997 100%
Yes 3 0%
Recognised  Year Charts (2022)
1. Top 10 Albums of the Year 2022 by Bleep (2022)
2. Top 40 Albums of 2022 by Decibel (2022)
3. The 50 Best Albums of 2022 by Billboard (2022)
4. Dit zijn de 20 beste albums van 2022 by OOR (2022)
5. Gorilla vs. Bear's Albums of 2022 by Gorilla vs. Bear (2022)
6. The Best Albums of 2022 by Complex (2022)
7. Albums Of The Year 2022 by Louder Than War (2022)
8. musicOMH's Top 50 Albums Of 2022 by musicOMH (2022)
9. The Best Albums of 2022 by FLOOD Magazine (2022)
10. The Best Albums of 2022 Ranked by The Line Of Best Fit (2022)
11. Top 20 Albums of 2022 by Spectrum Culture (2022)
12. The 50 Best Albums of 2022 by Pitchfork (2022)
13. The Wire's Top 50 Releases of 2022 by The Wire (2022)
14. The 50 Best Albums of 2022 by Treble (2022)
15. The Best Albums of 2022 by The Ringer (2022)
16. The 10 Best Albums of 2022 by The Atlantic (2022)
17. Best Albums of 2022 by Passion of the Weiss (2022)
18. NME Albums Of The Year 2022 by New Music Express (2022)
19. Albums of 2022 by God is in the TV (2022)
20. Quietus Albums Of The Year 2022 by The Quietus (2022)
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