Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 47,000 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.
20104,858258,119
20115,021211,919
20125,274235,556
20135,855221,966
20146,272182,985
20156,196228,806
20166,139200,743
20176,203167,591
20186,164142,143
20196,516112,378
Total58,4981,962,204

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 Vampire Weekend.
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3,056
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2013
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2,162
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2018
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1,217
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2011
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558
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2012
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473
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 98 10%
2011 130 13%
2012 111 11%
2013 118 12%
2014 103 10%
2015 106 11%
2016 81 8%
2017 104 10%
2018 86 9%
2019 63 6%
Country Albums %


United States 559 56%
United Kingdom 221 22%
Canada 66 7%
Australia 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Sweden 18 2%
France 9 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Live? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
Best Albums of 2012
1. Good Kid, M.A.A.D City by Kendrick Lamar
2. Lonerism by Tame Impala
3. Channel Orange by Frank Ocean
4. Bloom by Beach House
5. The Money Store by Death Grips
6. An Awesome Wave by alt-J
7. The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do by Fiona Apple
8. Born To Die by Lana Del Rey
9. The Seer by Swans
10. Visions by Grimes
11. 2 by Mac DeMarco
12. Shields by Grizzly Bear
13. Blunderbuss by Jack White
14. The 2nd Law by Muse
15. Attack On Memory by Cloud Nothings
16. Celebration Rock by Japandroids
17. 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
18. Swing Lo Magellan by Dirty Projectors
19. Fear Fun by Father John Misty
20. Light Up Gold by Parquet Courts
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