Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 44,000 greatest album charts.

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2010s decade summary
YearAlbums The number of albums from each year featuring in the greatest album charts. Score Total rank score for each year (made up of the total rank score from all albums in that year) Top Ranked Album The top ranked album from each year and where it ranks in the overall chart.
20104,515274,553
20114,645224,335
20124,957249,866
20135,564233,227
20145,881186,231
20155,791231,496
20165,625195,782
20175,682159,682
20185,557130,707
20195,34395,987
Total53,5601,981,865

The best artists of the 2010s were Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Tame Impala, Beach House, Frank Ocean, Sufjan Stevens, Radiohead, The National and Vampire Weekend.
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2015
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40,694
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2010
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32,868
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2010
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30,703
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2012
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30,504
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2012
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22,681
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2015
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19,789
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2016
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19,110
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2013
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14,500
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2016
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14,408
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2010
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13,856
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 99 10%
2011 139 14%
2012 110 11%
2013 125 13%
2014 104 10%
2015 105 11%
2016 77 8%
2017 103 10%
2018 82 8%
2019 56 6%
Country Albums %


United States 568 57%
United Kingdom 213 21%
Canada 69 7%
Australia 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Sweden 16 2%
France 10 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Live? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
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