Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 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.
20105,462239,574
20115,639200,660
20125,931221,502
20136,429213,354
20146,952181,753
20157,001224,939
20166,829203,839
20177,059173,566
20187,125150,363
20197,533129,504
Total65,9601,939,055

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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2012
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16,872
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2015
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10,576
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2010
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4,744
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2016
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4,584
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2015
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3,918
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2013
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2,728
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2016
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2,712
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2019
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1,879
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2017
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1,690
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2017
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1,540
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 96 10%
2011 123 12%
2012 106 11%
2013 114 11%
2014 99 10%
2015 105 11%
2016 88 9%
2017 107 11%
2018 91 9%
2019 72 7%
Country Albums %


United States 555 55%
United Kingdom 224 22%
Canada 69 7%
Australia 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Sweden 18 2%
France 9 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 11 1%
Live? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 5 0%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 995 99%
Yes 6 1%
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