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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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%
Popular  Charts
1. The Top 100 Albums by VH1 (2001)
2. 200 Greatest Albums of All Time by Uncut (2016)
3. The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time by New Music Express (2013)
4. The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time by Rolling Stone (2020)
5. The Definitive 200 by National Association of Recording Merchandisers (2007)
6. Virgin All-Time Top 1000 Albums by Virgin (2000)
7. Top 100 Albums by ABC (2006)
8. The Greatest Rock Albums by uDiscoverMusic (2015)
9. Mojo Readers: The 100 Greatest Albums Ever Made by Mojo (1996)
10. The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time by Consequence of Sound (2022)
11. 100 Greatest Albums Ever by Q (2006)
12. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Melody Maker (2000)
13. Greatest 100 Albums of All Time by The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums with NME (2006)
14. The 100 Greatest Albums Of All Time by Absolute Radio (2012)
15. The Top 50 Albums of All Time by Sound & Vision Magazine (2010)
16. 100 Greatest Albums Of All Time by The Sound (2018)
17. Os 100 Melhores Discos de Todos Os Tempos by Sinewave (2012)
18. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Channel 4 (2005)
19. The Guardian 100 Best Albums Ever by The Guardian (1997)
20. Top 100 Albums by Rolling Stone Deutschland (1997)
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