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.
20104,861257,631
20115,020211,608
20125,279235,455
20135,857221,670
20146,273182,535
20156,201228,641
20166,141200,740
20176,211167,360
20186,168142,637
20196,521112,455
Total58,5321,960,731

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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8,485
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2018
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6,488
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2011
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1,549
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2015
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558
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305
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 97 10%
2011 129 13%
2012 112 11%
2013 118 12%
2014 103 10%
2015 106 11%
2016 82 8%
2017 103 10%
2018 87 9%
2019 63 6%
Country Albums %


United States 557 56%
United Kingdom 221 22%
Canada 68 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 994 99%
Yes 6 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
Best Albums of 2020
1. The New Abnormal by The Strokes
2. Fetch The Bolt Cutters by Fiona Apple
3. Punisher by Phoebe Bridgers
4. Folklore by Taylor Swift
5. Shore by Fleet Foxes
6. After Hours by The Weeknd
7. What's Your Pleasure? by Jessie Ware
8. RTJ4 by Run The Jewels
9. How I'm Feeling Now by Charli XCX
10. The Ascension by Sufjan Stevens
11. The Slow Rush by Tame Impala
12. Song Machine: Season One by Gorillaz
13. Set My Heart On Fire Immediately by Perfume Genius
14. Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa
15. Saint Cloud by Waxahatchee
16. Circles by Mac Miller
17. Rough And Rowdy Ways by Bob Dylan
18. We Will Always Love You by The Avalanches
19. Heaven To A Tortured Mind by Yves Tumor
20. Whole Lotta Red by Playboi Carti
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