Best Albums of the 2020s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2020s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 greatest album charts.

Best albums by year or decade
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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.
20205,58764,508
20213,18018,967
Total8,76783,475

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 702 70%
2021 298 30%
Country Albums %


United States 501 50%
United Kingdom 198 20%
Canada 56 6%
Australia 41 4%
Mixed Nationality 35 4%
France 22 2%
Germany 14 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 993 99%
Yes 7 1%
Live? Albums %
No 979 98%
Yes 21 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
Popular  Charts
1. The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time by Rolling Stone (2020)
2. The Top 100 Albums by VH1 (2001)
3. 200 Greatest Albums of All Time by Uncut (2016)
4. The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time by New Music Express (2013)
5. The Definitive 200 by National Association of Recording Merchandisers (2007)
6. Virgin All-Time Top 1000 Albums by Virgin (2000)
7. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Melody Maker (2000)
8. 100 Greatest Albums Ever by Q (2006)
9. Mojo Readers: The 100 Greatest Albums Ever Made by Mojo (1996)
10. The 100 Greatest Albums Of All Time by Absolute Radio (2012)
11. The Greatest Rock Albums by uDiscoverMusic (2015)
12. Greatest 100 Albums of All Time by The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums with NME (2006)
13. Os 100 Melhores Discos de Todos Os Tempos by Sinewave (2012)
14. Top 100 Albums by Rolling Stone (Germany) (1997)
15. The Guardian 100 Best Albums Ever by The Guardian (1997)
16. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Channel 4 (2005)
17. 100 Greatest Albums Of All Time by The Sound (2018)
18. Top 100 Albums by ABC (2006)
19. The Top 50 Albums of All Time by Sound & Vision Magazine (2010)
20. All Time Top 100 Albums by Sounds (1985)
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