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 194 19%
Canada 59 6%
Australia 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
France 25 3%
Germany 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 985 99%
Yes 15 2%
Live? Albums %
No 975 98%
Yes 25 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
Popular  Charts
1. The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time by New Music Express (2013)
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3. 200 Greatest Albums of All Time by Uncut (2016)
4. The Top 100 Albums by VH1 (2001)
5. Top 100 Albums by ABC (2006)
6. The Definitive 200 by National Association of Recording Merchandisers (2007)
7. Virgin All-Time Top 1000 Albums by Virgin (2000)
8. Mojo Readers: The 100 Greatest Albums Ever Made by Mojo (1996)
9. 100 Greatest Albums Ever by Q (2006)
10. The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time by Consequence of Sound (2022)
11. Greatest 100 Albums of All Time by The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums with NME (2006)
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16. Os 100 Melhores Discos de Todos Os Tempos by Sinewave (2012)
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