Best Albums of the 2020s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2020s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 50,000 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.
20206,41495,092
20215,72983,725
20225,31273,805
20231,3555,595
Total18,810258,216

The best artists of the 2020s are Black Country, New Road, The Strokes, Taylor Swift, Little Simz, Fiona Apple, Phoebe Bridgers, The Weeknd, Black Midi, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and Big Thief.
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538
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535
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510
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505
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502
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2022
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496
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493
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 8 of 100

Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 365 37%
2021 317 32%
2022 294 29%
2023 24 2%
Country Albums %


United States 480 48%
United Kingdom 221 22%
Canada 55 6%
Australia 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
France 19 2%
Sweden 17 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
Live? Albums %
No 977 98%
Yes 23 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
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