Best Albums of the 2020s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2020s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 47,000 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.
20205,92377,967
20215,11460,223
20222,55513,334
Total13,592151,524

The best artists of the 2020s are The Strokes, Black Country, New Road, Fiona Apple, Phoebe Bridgers, Taylor Swift, Little Simz, The Weeknd, Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra, Fleet Foxes and Jessie Ware.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 93 of 100

Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 498 50%
2021 395 40%
2022 107 11%
Country Albums %


United States 506 51%
United Kingdom 206 21%
Canada 59 6%
Australia 41 4%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
Sweden 16 2%
France 13 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Live? Albums %
No 974 97%
Yes 26 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 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. Funeral by Arcade Fire
14. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
15. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
16. Nevermind by Nirvana (US)
17. Doolittle by Pixies
18. London Calling by The Clash
19. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
20. To Pimp A Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
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