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.
20207,133103,998
20216,58595,338
20226,33888,989
20234,82854,980
20249983,594
Total25,882346,899

The best artists of the 2020s are Black Country, New Road, The Strokes, Taylor Swift, Little Simz, Fiona Apple, Phoebe Bridgers, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Black Midi, The Weeknd and Sufjan Stevens.
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Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 278 28%
2021 283 28%
2022 257 26%
2023 174 17%
2024 9 1%
Country Albums %


United States 508 51%
United Kingdom 214 21%
Canada 49 5%
Australia 37 4%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Sweden 14 1%
France 13 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 993 99%
Yes 8 1%
Live? Albums %
No 985 98%
Yes 16 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 998 100%
Yes 3 0%
Recognised  Year Charts (2023)
1. Top 10 Albums of the Year 2023 by Bleep (2023)
2. Top 40 Albums of 2023 by Decibel (2023)
3. Loud And Quiet Albums of the Year 2023 by Loud And Quiet (2023)
4. The 20 best albums of 2023 by Dazed (2023)
5. Uncut Best 75 Albums Of The Year 2023 by Uncut (2023)
6. The 30 best albums of 2023 by Time Out (2023)
7. Albums Of The Year 2023 by Rough Trade (2023)
8. The 100 Best Albums of 2023 by Rolling Stone (2023)
9. Quietus Albums Of The Year 2023 by The Quietus (2023)
10. Top 100 Albums of 2023 by Piccadilly Records (2023)
11. Best Albums of 2023 by Northern Transmissions (2023)
12. The 20 Best Albums of 2023 by Esquire (2023)
13. The best albums of 2023 by Independent (2023)
14. Top 55 Albums of 2023 by The Alternative (2023)
15. The 27 best albums of 2023 by The A.V. Club (2023)
16. KCRW's Best Albums of 2023 by KCRW (2023)
17. Exclaim!'s 50 Best Albums of 2023 by Exclaim! (2023)
18. The Best Albums of 2023 by FLOOD Magazine (2023)
19. Top 50 Albums of 2023 by The Wire (2023)
20. The Best Albums of 2023 by The Ringer (2023)
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