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.
20105,464239,203
20115,649200,588
20125,936221,534
20136,434213,373
20146,956181,641
20157,014224,763
20166,835204,111
20177,070173,345
20187,132150,239
20197,539129,645
Total66,0291,938,443

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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2016
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17,201
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2016
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14,498
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2016
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12,618
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2016
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7,774
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5,974
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2016
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4,814
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2016
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4,578
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4,210
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3,923
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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 106 11%
2018 91 9%
2019 72 7%
Country Albums %


United States 554 55%
United Kingdom 225 23%
Canada 69 7%
Australia 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Sweden 18 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%
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