Best Albums of the 2020s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2020s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 42,000 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.
20201,6714,922
Total1,6714,922

The best artists of the 2020s are Fiona Apple, Nicolas Jaar, The Strokes, Tame Impala, Rory Ferreira, Archy Marshall, Grimes, Yves Tumor, The Weeknd and Perfume Genius.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 7 of 100

Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 1,000 100%
Country Albums %


United States 437 44%
United Kingdom 135 14%
Canada 55 6%
Mixed Nationality 40 4%
Germany 33 3%
Australia 29 3%
France 29 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 987 99%
Yes 13 1%
Live? Albums %
No 987 99%
Yes 13 1%
Recognised  Year Charts (2019)
1. 50 Best Albums of 2019 by Rolling Stone (2019)
2. Best albums of 2019 by Fopp (2019)
3. The 50 Best Albums of 2019 by Billboard (2019)
4. Top 10 Albums of the Year 2019 by Bleep (2019)
5. Top 20 Albums of 2019 by Spectrum Culture (2019)
6. Albums Of The Year 2019 by Rough Trade (2019)
7. The 50 Best Albums of 2019 by Dummy (2019)
8. Les Inrocks Albums of the Year 2019 by Les Inrocks (2019)
9. NME Albums Of The Year 2019 by New Music Express (2019)
10. Our 50 favourite albums of 2019 by The Vinyl Factory (2019)
11. The Best Albums of 2019 by FLOOD Magazine (2019)
12. The Best Albums of 2019 by The Line Of Best Fit (2019)
13. Gorilla vs. Bear's Albums of 2019 by Gorilla vs. Bear (2019)
14. OOR's Eindlijst 2019 [OOR Top 20 Albums of 2019] by OOR (2019)
15. The 20 best albums of 2019 by Dazed (2019)
16. BrooklynVegan's Top 50 Albums of 2019 by BrooklynVegan (2019)
17. Uncut's Top 75 albums of 2019 by Uncut (2019)
18. Albums Of The Year 2019 by Louder Than War (2019)
19. The Top 50 Albums of 2019 by Crack Magazine (2019)
20. The Wire's Top 50 Releases 2019 by The Wire (2019)
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