Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 50,000 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.
20105,058250,653
20115,216207,429
20125,495231,389
20136,009219,679
20146,473184,702
20156,427230,148
20166,373206,816
20176,528173,560
20186,418149,885
20196,927125,192
Total60,9241,979,452

The best artists of the 2010s were Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Tame Impala, Arcade Fire, Frank Ocean, Beach House, Sufjan Stevens, Radiohead, The National and Vampire Weekend.
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2011
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2015
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920
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408.
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2012
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657
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2016
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458
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2013
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340
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292
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 96 10%
2011 126 13%
2012 108 11%
2013 112 11%
2014 100 10%
2015 110 11%
2016 84 8%
2017 105 11%
2018 90 9%
2019 69 7%
Country Albums %


United States 559 56%
United Kingdom 221 22%
Canada 68 7%
Australia 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Sweden 17 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%
Popular  Charts
1. The Top 100 Albums by VH1 (2001)
2. The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time by New Music Express (2013)
3. The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time by Rolling Stone (2020)
4. 200 Greatest Albums of All Time by Uncut (2016)
5. Top 100 Albums by ABC (2006)
6. The Definitive 200 by National Association of Recording Merchandisers (2007)
7. Virgin All-Time Top 1000 Albums by Virgin (2000)
8. Die 20 besten Alben der Geschichte by Musikexpress.de (2011)
9. 100 Greatest Albums Ever by Q (2006)
10. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Melody Maker (2000)
11. The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time by Consequence of Sound (2022)
12. The 100 Greatest Albums Of All Time by Absolute Radio (2012)
13. Mojo Readers: The 100 Greatest Albums Ever Made by Mojo (1996)
14. Greatest 100 Albums of All Time by The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums with NME (2006)
15. The Greatest Rock Albums by uDiscoverMusic (2015)
16. 100 Greatest Albums Of All Time by The Sound (2018)
17. The 100 Greatest Rock Albums Of All Time by Classic Rock (2001)
18. The Top 50 Albums of All Time by Sound & Vision Magazine (2010)
19. Top 100 Albums by Rolling Stone Deutschland (1997)
20. The 100 All-Time Greatest Albums by Entertainment Weekly (2013)
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