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%
Best Albums of 1986
1. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
2. Master Of Puppets by Metallica
3. Graceland by Paul Simon
4. So by Peter Gabriel
5. Skylarking by XTC
6. The Colour Of Spring by Talk Talk
7. Reign In Blood by Slayer
8. Licensed To Ill by Beastie Boys
9. Lifes Rich Pageant by R.E.M.
10. EVOL by Sonic Youth
11. Black Celebration by Depeche Mode
12. Slippery When Wet by Bon Jovi
13. Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? by Megadeth
14. Parade by Prince And The Revolution
15. Somewhere In Time by Iron Maiden
16. Invisible Touch by Genesis
17. Raising Hell by Run-D.M.C.
18. True Blue by Madonna
19. Atomizer by Big Black
20. Brotherhood by New Order
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