Best Albums of 2020

Listed below are the best albums of 2020 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 52,000 greatest album charts.

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2020 year summaryThe best artists of 2020 were The Strokes, Phoebe Bridgers, Fiona Apple, Taylor Swift, Jessie Ware, Fleet Foxes, The Weeknd, Run The Jewels, Charli XCX and Tame Impala.
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2020
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3,942
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Buy album United States
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1,921
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Buy album United States
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1,578
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1,540
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1,467
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1,463
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1,404
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Best Albums of 2020 composition

Country Albums %


United States 481 48%
United Kingdom 194 19%
Canada 60 6%
Australia 32 3%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
France 23 2%
Germany 22 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
Live? Albums %
No 973 97%
Yes 27 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 997 100%
Yes 3 0%
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