Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 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.
20104,593273,456
20114,729225,114
20125,007249,333
20135,623232,772
20145,958187,014
20155,870232,254
20165,724198,379
20175,784162,696
20185,736135,386
20195,843102,464
Total54,8671,998,868

The best artists of the 2010s were Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Tame Impala, Beach House, Frank Ocean, Sufjan Stevens, Radiohead, The National and Vampire Weekend.
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2015
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40,972
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2010
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32,559
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2012
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30,577
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2010
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30,051
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2012
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22,445
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2015
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19,828
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2016
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18,887
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2016
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14,551
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2013
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14,324
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2010
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13,921
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 96 10%
2011 136 14%
2012 108 11%
2013 122 12%
2014 104 10%
2015 106 11%
2016 79 8%
2017 104 10%
2018 83 8%
2019 62 6%
Country Albums %


United States 565 57%
United Kingdom 214 21%
Canada 68 7%
Australia 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 32 3%
Sweden 17 2%
France 9 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
Live? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
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