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.

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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.
20205,14050,321
2021839752
Total5,97951,073

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

Year Albums %


2020 977 98%
2021 23 2%
Country Albums %


United States 485 49%
United Kingdom 190 19%
Canada 58 6%
Mixed Nationality 42 4%
Australia 31 3%
France 24 2%
Germany 19 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
Live? Albums %
No 986 99%
Yes 14 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 999 100%
Yes 1 0%
Recognised  Decade Charts (2010s)
1. 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Rolling Stone (2019)
2. 100 Best Albums of the 2010s: Staff Picks by Billboard (2019)
3. All The Best Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked by Uproxx (2019)
4. Top 100 Albums of the Decade by Crack Magazine (2019)
5. The Needle Drop's Top Albums Of The 2010s by The Needle Drop (2019)
6. Tiny Mix Tapes 2010s: Favorite 100 Music Releases of the Decade by Tiny Mix Tapes (2019)
7. The A.V. Club's 50 best albums of the 2010s by The A.V. Club (2019)
8. Top 50 Albums of the 2010s by The Wild Honey Pie (2019)
9. NME's Greatest Albums of The Decade: The 2010s by New Music Express (2019)
10. Gorilla vs. Bear’s Albums of the Decade | 2010-2019 by Gorilla vs. Bear (2019)
11. The 50 best albums of the decade – 2010 to 2019 by Independent (2019)
12. The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s by Stereogum (2019)
13. The 50 Best Albums of the Decade by Deep Cuts (2019)
14. Top 100 Albums of the 2010s by Consequence of Sound (2019)
15. The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Paste (2019)
16. StuBru albums of 2010s by StuBru (2017)
17. The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s by Pitchfork (2019)
18. 100 greatest albums of the 2010s by cleveland.com (2019)
19. Top 108 Best Albums Of The 2010s by 108 Mics (2020)
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