Best Albums of 2020

Listed below are the best albums of 2020 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 44,000 greatest album charts.

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2020 year summaryThe best artists of 2020 were The Strokes, Fiona Apple, Phoebe Bridgers, Taylor Swift, Run The Jewels, Fleet Foxes, Jessie Ware, The Weeknd, Perfume Genius and Charli XCX.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of 2020 composition

Country Albums %


United States 491 49%
United Kingdom 187 19%
Canada 56 6%
Mixed Nationality 38 4%
Australia 33 3%
France 26 3%
Japan 16 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Live? Albums %
No 980 98%
Yes 20 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 998 100%
Yes 2 0%
Recognised  Year Charts (2020)
1. The 50 Best Albums of 2020 by Rolling Stone (2020)
2. The 50 Best Albums of 2020 by Billboard (2020)
3. The 100 Best Albums of 2020 by Noisey (2020)
4. The Best Albums of 2020 by No Ripcord (2020)
5. Uncut's Top 75 albums of 2020 by Uncut (2020)
6. Les Inrocks Albums of the Year 2020 by Les Inrocks (2020)
7. Our 50 favourite albums of 2020 by The Vinyl Factory (2020)
8. Gigwise's 51 Best Albums of 2020 by Gigwise (2020)
9. The 40 best albums of 2020 by Independent (2020)
10. The 20 best albums of 2020 by The A.V. Club (2020)
11. The 50 Best Albums Of 2020 by NPR (2020)
12. The Best Albums of 2020 Ranked by The Line Of Best Fit (2020)
13. The 60 Best Albums of 2020 by PopMatters (2020)
14. The Skinny's Top 10 Albums of 2020 by The Skinny (2020)
15. BPM’s Top 50 Albums Of 2020 by Beats Per Minute (2020)
16. The 50 best albums of 2020 by New Music Express (2020)
17. The Loud And Quiet best albums of 2020 by Loud And Quiet (2020)
18. Best Albums of 2020 by Northern Transmissions (2020)
19. The 75 Best Albums of 2020 by The Alternative (2020)
20. Top 55 Albums Of 2020 by BrooklynVegan (2020)
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