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.
20105,464239,240
20115,648200,437
20125,936221,470
20136,434213,348
20146,956181,625
20157,013224,841
20166,834203,788
20177,070173,416
20187,130150,177
20197,538129,583
Total66,0231,937,924

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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26,114
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2010
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21,947
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2010
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11,564
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2010
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11,183
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2010
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8,439
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2010
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6,875
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2010
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6,628
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2010
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5,158
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2010
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5,131
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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 98 10%
2015 106 11%
2016 88 9%
2017 107 11%
2018 92 9%
2019 72 7%
Country Albums %


United States 555 55%
United Kingdom 225 22%
Canada 69 7%
Australia 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Sweden 18 2%
France 9 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 11 1%
Live? Albums %
No 997 100%
Yes 5 0%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 996 99%
Yes 6 1%
Recognised  Decade Charts (2020s)
1. 100 Best Albums of the 2010s: Staff Picks by Billboard (2019)
2. The A.V. Club's 50 best albums of the 2010s by The A.V. Club (2019)
3. The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s by Pitchfork (2019)
4. Gorilla vs. Bear Albums of the 2010s by Gorilla vs. Bear (2019)
5. Top 100 Albums of the Decade by Crack Magazine (2019)
6. Top 50 Albums of the 2010s by The Wild Honey Pie (2019)
7. All The Best Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked by Uproxx (2019)
8. The 50 best albums of the decade – 2010 to 2019 by Independent (2019)
9. The Needle Drop's Top Albums Of The 2010s by The Needle Drop (2019)
10. BrooklynVegan's Top Albums of 2010s by BrooklynVegan (2020)
11. NME's Greatest Albums of The Decade: The 2010s by New Music Express (2019)
12. 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Rolling Stone (2019)
13. The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s by Stereogum (2019)
14. The 50 Best Albums of the Decade by Deep Cuts (2019)
15. The 101 Best Albums of the 2010s by Spin (2020)
16. Die besten Platten 2010-2019 by Spex (2019)
17. BEST OF 2011 - 2020: Die besten Alben des Jahrzehnts by laut (2020)
18. Top 100 Albums of the 2010s by Consequence of Sound (2019)
19. The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Paste (2019)
20. Tiny Mix Tapes 2010s: Favorite 100 Music Releases of the Decade by Tiny Mix Tapes (2019)
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