Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 39,000 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.
20104,262369,954
20114,390277,500
Bon Iver (191st)by Bon Iver
20124,681294,824
20135,283262,784
20145,579197,473
20155,442234,167
20165,257188,275
20175,243144,512
20184,953103,866
20193,52630,820
Total48,6162,104,175

The best artists of the 2010s are Kendrick Lamar, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Tame Impala, Beach House, The National, Sufjan Stevens, Frank Ocean, Radiohead and Vampire Weekend.
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42,753
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35,669
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2017
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6,357
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2011
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3,195
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 137 14%
2011 156 16%
2012 124 12%
2013 136 14%
2014 111 11%
2015 100 10%
2016 68 7%
2017 89 9%
2018 63 6%
2019 16 2%
Country Albums %


United States 561 56%
United Kingdom 211 21%
Canada 69 7%
Australia 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Sweden 18 2%
France 11 1%
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Best Albums of the 2010s
1. The Suburbs by Arcade Fire
2. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West
3. To Pimp A Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
4. Good Kid, M.A.A.D City by Kendrick Lamar
5. Lonerism by Tame Impala
6. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
7. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
8. High Violet by The National
9. Modern Vampires Of The City by Vampire Weekend
10. Bon Iver by Bon Iver
11. Teen Dream by Beach House
12. Channel Orange by Frank Ocean
13. Blonde by Frank Ocean
14. Helplessness Blues by Fleet Foxes
15. ★ (Blackstar) by David Bowie
16. Lost In The Dream by The War On Drugs
17. This Is Happening by LCD Soundsystem
18. Reflektor by Arcade Fire
19. An Awesome Wave by ∆ (alt-J)
20. AM by Arctic Monkeys


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