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.
20206,15092,403
20215,49379,378
20224,69359,936
2023220349
Total16,556232,066

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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447
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2022
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442
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436
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434
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2022
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432
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2022
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429
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2021
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425
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2021
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408
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403
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 9 of 100

Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 389 39%
2021 337 34%
2022 272 27%
2023 2 0%
Country Albums %


United States 493 49%
United Kingdom 217 22%
Canada 57 6%
Australia 39 4%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
France 19 2%
Sweden 14 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
Live? Albums %
No 977 98%
Yes 23 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 997 100%
Yes 3 0%
Best Ever Albums
1. OK Computer by Radiohead
2. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
3. Abbey Road by The Beatles
4. Revolver by The Beatles
5. Kid A by Radiohead
6. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
7. In Rainbows by Radiohead
8. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
9. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
10. The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground & Nico
11. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
12. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
13. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
14. Funeral by Arcade Fire
15. Nevermind by Nirvana (US)
16. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
17. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
18. Doolittle by Pixies
19. London Calling by The Clash
20. To Pimp A Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
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