Best Albums of 2020

Listed below are the best albums of 2020 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 49,000 greatest album charts.

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2020 year summaryThe best artists of 2020 were The Strokes, Fiona Apple, Phoebe Bridgers, Taylor Swift, Fleet Foxes, Jessie Ware, The Weeknd, Run The Jewels, Charli XCX and Tame Impala.
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Total albums: 996. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 2020 composition

Country Albums %


United States 486 49%
United Kingdom 195 20%
Canada 60 6%
Australia 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
France 25 3%
Germany 21 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 984 98%
Yes 16 2%
Live? Albums %
No 974 97%
Yes 26 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
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