Best Albums of 2020

Listed below are the best albums of 2020 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 greatest album charts.

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2020 year summaryThe best artists of 2020 were The Strokes, Fiona Apple, Phoebe Bridgers, Taylor Swift, Jessie Ware, Fleet Foxes, The Weeknd, Run The Jewels, Charli XCX and Tame Impala.
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Buy album United States
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1,889
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1,555
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1,537
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1,474
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1,411
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Best Albums of 2020 composition

Country Albums %


United States 482 48%
United Kingdom 192 19%
Canada 61 6%
Australia 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
France 23 2%
Germany 21 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 986 99%
Yes 14 1%
Live? Albums %
No 973 97%
Yes 27 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
Recognised  Decade Charts (2020s)
1. 100 Best Albums of the 2010s: Staff Picks by Billboard (2019)
2. All The Best Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked by Uproxx (2019)
3. Gorilla vs. Bear Albums of the 2010s by Gorilla vs. Bear (2019)
4. Top 100 Albums of the Decade by Crack Magazine (2019)
5. NME's Greatest Albums of The Decade: The 2010s by New Music Express (2019)
6. Top 50 Albums of the 2010s by The Wild Honey Pie (2019)
7. 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Rolling Stone (2019)
8. The 50 best albums of the decade – 2010 to 2019 by Independent (2019)
9. The Needle Drop's Top Albums Of The 2010s by The Needle Drop (2019)
10. The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s by Pitchfork (2019)
11. The A.V. Club's 50 best albums of the 2010s by The A.V. Club (2019)
12. BrooklynVegan's Top Albums of 2010s by BrooklynVegan (2020)
13. The 101 Best Albums of the 2010s by Spin (2020)
14. The 50 Best Albums of the Decade by Deep Cuts (2019)
15. The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s by Stereogum (2019)
16. The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Paste (2019)
17. Die besten Platten 2010-2019 by Spex (2019)
18. BEST OF 2011 - 2020: Die besten Alben des Jahrzehnts by laut (2020)
19. Tiny Mix Tapes 2010s: Favorite 100 Music Releases of the Decade by Tiny Mix Tapes (2019)
20. Top 100 Albums of the 2010s by Consequence of Sound (2019)
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