Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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.
20104,846259,429
20115,007213,177
20125,257237,162
20135,835222,912
20146,258183,064
20156,167229,104
20166,110200,327
20176,187167,283
20186,139141,965
20196,480111,309
Total58,2861,965,732

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 Vampire Weekend.
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2011
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7,114
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2015
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6,978
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2017
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6,616
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2018
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6,484
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2013
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6,466
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2019
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6,435
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2011
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6,295
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2016
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6,266
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2010
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6,076
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2012
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6,066
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 4 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 98 10%
2011 131 13%
2012 111 11%
2013 117 12%
2014 103 10%
2015 106 11%
2016 82 8%
2017 103 10%
2018 87 9%
2019 62 6%
Country Albums %


United States 559 56%
United Kingdom 223 22%
Canada 65 7%
Australia 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Sweden 18 2%
France 8 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Live? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
Best Albums of 2010
1. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West
2. The Suburbs by Arcade Fire
3. High Violet by The National
4. Teen Dream by Beach House
5. This Is Happening by LCD Soundsystem
6. Plastic Beach by Gorillaz
7. Halcyon Digest by Deerhunter
8. The Age Of Adz by Sufjan Stevens
9. Brothers by The Black Keys
10. Innerspeaker by Tame Impala
11. Have One On Me by Joanna Newsom
12. Contra by Vampire Weekend
13. The ArchAndroid by Janelle Monáe
14. Cosmogramma by Flying Lotus
15. Congratulations by MGMT
16. The Wild Hunt by The Tallest Man On Earth
17. The Monitor by Titus Andronicus
18. Total Life Forever by Foals
19. Broken Bells by Broken Bells
20. Body Talk by Robyn
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