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.
20105,441240,134
20115,624201,065
20125,916221,570
20136,405213,153
20146,922182,230
20156,974225,152
20166,805204,083
20177,002173,611
20187,093150,433
20197,494129,236
Total65,6761,940,667

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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2010
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2,790
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187.
Body Talk 
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2010
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1,435
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2013
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1,321
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2010
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1,082
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2015
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805
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2018
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701
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2012
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691
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2011
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636
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2012
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590
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2018
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562
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 95 10%
2011 123 12%
2012 107 11%
2013 113 11%
2014 99 10%
2015 107 11%
2016 88 9%
2017 105 11%
2018 91 9%
2019 72 7%
Country Albums %


United States 557 56%
United Kingdom 224 22%
Canada 70 7%
Australia 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Sweden 17 2%
France 9 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
Live? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 994 99%
Yes 6 1%
Best Artists of the 2010s
1. Kendrick Lamar
2. Kanye West
3. Tame Impala
4. Arcade Fire
5. Beach House
6. Frank Ocean
7. Sufjan Stevens
8. Radiohead
9. The National
10. Nick Cave
11. Vampire Weekend
12. Lana Del Rey
13. Car Seat Headrest
14. David Bowie
15. Bon Iver
16. The War On Drugs
17. Death Grips
18. Arctic Monkeys
19. Swans
20. Tyler, The Creator
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