Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 42,000 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.
20104,438276,057
20114,583225,946
20124,878250,450
20135,480231,717
20145,784184,359
20155,699229,058
20165,495192,782
20175,548157,108
20185,306123,337
20194,93486,143
Total52,1451,956,957

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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2012
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23,349
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2015
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11,434
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2010
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5,797
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2016
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4,686
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4,159
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2,544
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2013
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2,268
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2016
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1,761
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1,398
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2019
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1,290
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 107 11%
2011 140 14%
2012 111 11%
2013 127 13%
2014 104 10%
2015 103 10%
2016 74 7%
2017 102 10%
2018 77 8%
2019 55 6%
Country Albums %


United States 570 57%
United Kingdom 215 22%
Canada 66 7%
Australia 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Sweden 17 2%
France 11 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
Best Albums of the 2010s
1. To Pimp A Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
2. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West
3. The Suburbs by Arcade Fire
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. Modern Vampires Of The City by Vampire Weekend
9. Blonde by Frank Ocean
10. High Violet by The National
11. ★ (Blackstar) by David Bowie
12. Teen Dream by Beach House
13. Channel Orange by Frank Ocean
14. Currents by Tame Impala
15. Bon Iver by Bon Iver
16. Lost In The Dream by The War On Drugs
17. Helplessness Blues by Fleet Foxes
18. This Is Happening by LCD Soundsystem
19. Reflektor by Arcade Fire
20. AM by Arctic Monkeys
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