Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 52,000 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.
20105,377242,099
20115,526201,382
20125,849223,076
20136,325214,171
20146,830182,241
20156,859225,222
20166,745204,325
20176,944172,974
20186,982150,068
20197,386128,540
Total64,8231,944,098

The best artists of the 2010s were Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Tame Impala, Arcade Fire, Beach House, Frank Ocean, Sufjan Stevens, Radiohead, The National and Nick Cave.
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2015
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37,522
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2010
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26,564
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2012
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26,085
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2010
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22,465
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2015
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18,513
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2016
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17,327
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2012
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17,082
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2016
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14,562
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2016
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12,798
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2013
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12,159
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 97 10%
2011 123 12%
2012 107 11%
2013 112 11%
2014 100 10%
2015 106 11%
2016 87 9%
2017 105 11%
2018 91 9%
2019 74 7%
Country Albums %


United States 557 56%
United Kingdom 221 22%
Canada 70 7%
Australia 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Sweden 18 2%
France 9 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 11 1%
Live? Albums %
No 997 100%
Yes 5 0%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 996 99%
Yes 6 1%
Best Artists of the 1980s
1. The Smiths
2. Prince
3. Pixies
4. The Cure
5. Talking Heads
6. U2
7. Metallica
8. Kate Bush
9. R.E.M.
10. The Stone Roses
11. Sonic Youth
12. Michael Jackson
13. Bruce Springsteen
14. Iron Maiden
15. Tom Waits
16. Prince And The Revolution
17. Joy Division
18. New Order
19. Talk Talk
20. Rush
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