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.
20205,51360,269
20212,3969,426
Total7,90969,694

The best artists of the 2020s are The Strokes, Fiona Apple, Phoebe Bridgers, Taylor Swift, Run The Jewels, Fleet Foxes, Jessie Ware, The Weeknd, Perfume Genius and Rory Ferreira.
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Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 808 81%
2021 192 19%
Country Albums %


United States 484 48%
United Kingdom 189 19%
Canada 60 6%
Mixed Nationality 38 4%
Australia 37 4%
France 27 3%
Norway 16 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Live? Albums %
No 982 98%
Yes 18 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
Best Albums of 2020
1. The New Abnormal by The Strokes
2. Fetch The Bolt Cutters by Fiona Apple
3. Punisher by Phoebe Bridgers
4. Folklore by Taylor Swift
5. RTJ4 by Run The Jewels
6. Shore by Fleet Foxes
7. What's Your Pleasure? by Jessie Ware
8. After Hours by The Weeknd
9. Set My Heart On Fire Immediately by Perfume Genius
10. How I'm Feeling Now by Charli XCX
11. The Slow Rush by Tame Impala
12. The Ascension by Sufjan Stevens
13. Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa
14. Rough And Rowdy Ways by Bob Dylan
15. Heaven To A Tortured Mind by Yves Tumor
16. Song Machine: Season One by Gorillaz
17. Saint Cloud by Waxahatchee
18. Miss Anthropocene by Grimes
19. Sawayama by Rina Sawayama
20. A Hero’s Death by Fontaines D.C.
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