Best Albums of 2020

Listed below are the best albums of 2020 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 greatest album charts.

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2020 year summaryThe best artists of 2020 were The Strokes, Fiona Apple, Phoebe Bridgers, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Run The Jewels, Fleet Foxes, Jessie Ware, Tame Impala and Sufjan Stevens.
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Total albums: 976. Page 1 of 98

Best Albums of 2020 composition

Country Albums %


United States 497 50%
United Kingdom 192 19%
Canada 56 6%
Mixed Nationality 35 4%
Australia 32 3%
France 24 2%
Germany 17 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Live? Albums %
No 976 98%
Yes 24 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 998 100%
Yes 2 0%
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