Best Albums of the 2020s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2020s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 49,000 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.
20206,15892,706
20215,49779,901
20224,70360,641
2023258436
Total16,616233,685

The best artists of the 2020s are Black Country, New Road, The Strokes, Taylor Swift, Fiona Apple, Little Simz, Phoebe Bridgers, The Weeknd, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Black Midi and Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 75 of 100

Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 385 39%
2021 334 33%
2022 279 28%
2023 2 0%
Country Albums %


United States 488 49%
United Kingdom 217 22%
Canada 56 6%
Australia 39 4%
Mixed Nationality 35 4%
France 19 2%
Sweden 14 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
Live? Albums %
No 979 98%
Yes 21 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 997 100%
Yes 3 0%
Best Artists of the 2010s
1. Kendrick Lamar
2. Kanye West
3. Tame Impala
4. Arcade Fire
5. Beach House
6. Frank Ocean
7. Sufjan Stevens
8. Radiohead
9. The National
10. Vampire Weekend
11. Car Seat Headrest
12. Death Grips
13. Bon Iver
14. Lana Del Rey
15. The War On Drugs
16. David Bowie
17. Arctic Monkeys
18. Fleet Foxes
19. Swans
20. Tyler, The Creator
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