Best Albums of the 2020s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2020s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 52,000 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.
20206,999103,524
20216,52394,258
20226,20786,463
20234,58349,918
2024367832
Total24,679334,994

The best artists of the 2020s are Black Country, New Road, The Strokes, Little Simz, Taylor Swift, Phoebe Bridgers, Fiona Apple, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Black Midi, The Weeknd and Big Thief.
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2021
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861
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857
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2020
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837
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823
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819
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2021
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814
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805
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2022
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799
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Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 299 30%
2021 286 29%
2022 251 25%
2023 168 17%
2024 2 0%
Country Albums %


United States 501 50%
United Kingdom 218 22%
Canada 48 5%
Australia 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
France 16 2%
Sweden 15 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 999 99%
Yes 7 1%
Live? Albums %
No 989 98%
Yes 17 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 1,002 100%
Yes 4 0%
Best Albums of the 1950s
1. Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis
2. Mingus Ah Um by Charles Mingus
3. Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
4. Blue Train by John Coltrane
5. Elvis Presley by Elvis Presley
6. In The Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra
7. Here's Little Richard by Little Richard
8. The Shape Of Jazz To Come by Ornette Coleman
9. Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
10. Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday
11. Berry Is On Top by Chuck Berry
12. Songs For Swingin' Lovers! by Frank Sinatra
13. Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk
14. Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
15. Saxophone Colossus by Sonny Rollins
16. The "Chirping" Crickets by The Crickets
17. Chet Baker Sings by Chet Baker
18. Buddy Holly by Buddy Holly
19. Birth Of The Cool by Miles Davis
20. Moanin' In The Moonlight by Howlin' Wolf
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