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.

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.
20206,997103,510
20216,52294,187
20226,20586,474
20234,57449,909
2024360802
Total24,658334,881

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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2022
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795
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2020
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788
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2020
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784
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2023
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775
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2022
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763
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2023
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759
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2021
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748
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745
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Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 300 30%
2021 283 28%
2022 251 25%
2023 167 17%
2024 1 0%
Country Albums %


United States 498 50%
United Kingdom 217 22%
Canada 49 5%
Australia 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
France 16 2%
Sweden 15 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 995 99%
Yes 7 1%
Live? Albums %
No 985 98%
Yes 17 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 999 100%
Yes 3 0%
Best Albums of the 1970s
1. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
2. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
3. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
4. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
5. London Calling by The Clash
6. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
7. The Wall by Pink Floyd
8. Animals by Pink Floyd
9. Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division
10. Who's Next by The Who
11. Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan
12. Exile On Main St. by The Rolling Stones
13. Hunky Dory by David Bowie
14. Marquee Moon by Television
15. Pink Moon by Nick Drake
16. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
17. Low by David Bowie
18. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
19. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
20. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
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