Best Albums of 2020

Listed below are the best albums of 2020 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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, Fleet Foxes, Run The Jewels, Jessie Ware, Charli XCX and Sufjan Stevens.
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Best Albums of 2020 composition

Country Albums %


United States 495 50%
United Kingdom 189 19%
Canada 55 6%
Mixed Nationality 38 4%
Australia 31 3%
France 23 2%
Germany 17 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 984 98%
Yes 16 2%
Live? Albums %
No 976 98%
Yes 24 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
Recognised  Year Charts (2021)
1. The 50 Best Albums of 2021 by Rolling Stone (2021)
2. Top 10 Albums of 2021 by People (2021)
3. Uncut's Top 75 albums of 2021 by Uncut (2021)
4. Top 50 Albums of 2021 by Vive Le Rock! (2021)
5. The 50 best albums of 2021 by New Music Express (2021)
6. Top 50 Albums of 2021 by The Needle Drop (2021)
7. The Top 50 Albums of 2021 by Crack Magazine (2021)
8. Gigwise's 51 Best Albums of 2021 by Gigwise (2021)
9. Top 98 Music Albums of 2021 by The Quietus (2021)
10. Our 50 favourite albums of 2021 by The Vinyl Factory (2021)
11. BPM’s Top 50 Albums Of 2021 by Beats Per Minute (2021)
12. BrooklynVegan's Top 50 Albums of 2021 by BrooklynVegan (2021)
13. Albums Of The Year 2021 by Rough Trade (2021)
14. The 50 Best Albums of 2021 by NPR (2021)
15. The Best Albums of 2021 by Complex (2021)
16. The 50 Best Albums Of 2021 by Stereogum (2021)
17. The 20 Best Albums of 2021 by Deep Cuts (2021)
18. The Best Albums of 2021 by Vulture (2021)
19. The 10 best albums of 2021 by inews.co.uk (2021)
20. The 50 Best Albums of 2021 by laut (2021)
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