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.
20207,208105,078
20216,67697,025
20226,46991,869
20234,99558,937
20241,5928,097
Total26,940361,005

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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2022
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5,597
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2020
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4,013
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2020
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3,062
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2020
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3,036
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2021
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2,906
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2021
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2,739
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2022
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2,364
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2022
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2,128
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2021
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2,012
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Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 269 27%
2021 281 28%
2022 250 25%
2023 178 18%
2024 24 2%
Country Albums %


United States 504 50%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Canada 54 5%
Australia 37 4%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
Sweden 15 1%
France 13 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 995 99%
Yes 7 1%
Live? Albums %
No 985 98%
Yes 17 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 998 100%
Yes 4 0%
Best Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. David Bowie
5. Bob Dylan
6. Led Zeppelin
7. The Rolling Stones
8. Arcade Fire
9. The Velvet Underground
10. Nirvana
11. Kendrick Lamar
12. Neil Young
13. The Smiths
14. Miles Davis
15. The Beach Boys
16. Kanye West
17. Pixies
18. R.E.M.
19. Jimi Hendrix
20. Bruce Springsteen
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