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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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%
Best Albums of 1964
1. A Hard Day's Night by The Beatles
2. Getz/Gilberto by Stan Getz & João Gilberto
3. The Times They Are A-Changin' by Bob Dylan
4. Beatles For Sale by The Beatles
5. Out To Lunch! by Eric Dolphy
6. Another Side Of Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan
7. Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica by The Ronettes
8. Kinks by The Kinks
9. Where Did Our Love Go by The Supremes
10. Ain't That Good News by Sam Cooke
11. The Sidewinder by Lee Morgan
12. Folk Singer by Muddy Waters
13. Dust Bowl Ballads by Woody Guthrie
14. "Live" At The Star-Club, Hamburg by Jerry Lee Lewis And The Nashville Teens
15. Meet The Beatles! by The Beatles
16. Empyrean Isles by Herbie Hancock
17. The Animals by The Animals
18. The Rolling Stones by The Rolling Stones
19. Song For My Father by Horace Silver Quintet
20. Pain In My Heart by Otis Redding
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