Best Albums of the 2020s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2020s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 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.
20207,187104,749
20216,65596,738
20226,38791,145
20234,92457,073
20241,2896,002
Total26,442355,706

The best artists of the 2020s are Black Country, New Road, The Strokes, Taylor Swift, Little Simz, Fiona Apple, Phoebe Bridgers, Black Midi, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, The Weeknd and Sufjan Stevens.
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2022
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5,606
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2020
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4,018
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2020
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3,047
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2020
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3,012
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2021
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2,895
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2021
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2,752
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2022
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2,245
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2022
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2,127
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2021
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2,010
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Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 274 27%
2021 283 28%
2022 255 26%
2023 175 18%
2024 15 2%
Country Albums %


United States 507 51%
United Kingdom 210 21%
Canada 52 5%
Australia 37 4%
Mixed Nationality 36 4%
Sweden 14 1%
France 13 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 996 99%
Yes 6 1%
Live? Albums %
No 986 98%
Yes 16 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 999 100%
Yes 3 0%
Popular  Charts
1. 200 Greatest Albums of All Time by Uncut (2016)
2. 100 Best Albums - 2024 Edition by Apple Music (2024)
3. The Top 100 Albums by VH1 (2001)
4. The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time by New Music Express (2013)
5. The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time by Rolling Stone (2020)
6. Virgin All-Time Top 1000 Albums by Virgin (2000)
7. Top 100 Albums by ABC (2006)
8. The Definitive 200 by National Association of Recording Merchandisers (2007)
9. 100 Greatest Albums Ever by Q (2006)
10. Greatest 100 Albums of All Time by The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums with NME (2006)
11. The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time by Consequence of Sound (2022)
12. The Greatest Rock Albums by uDiscoverMusic (2015)
13. Die 100 besten Platten des Jahrhunderts by Wiener (1999)
14. Die 100 besten Alben der Musikgeschichte by radioeins (2019)
15. Die 100 Alben des Jahrhunderts by Spex (2000)
16. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Melody Maker (2000)
17. The 100 Greatest Albums Of All Time by Absolute Radio (2012)
18. Die 20 besten Alben der Geschichte by Musikexpress.de (2011)
19. Mojo Readers: The 100 Greatest Albums Ever Made by Mojo (1996)
20. The 100 Greatest Rock Albums Of All Time by Classic Rock (2001)
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