Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 49,000 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.
20104,905253,101
20115,087208,829
20125,351232,356
20135,916220,092
20146,333183,586
20156,282227,918
20166,245203,764
20176,324170,540
20186,311147,115
20196,723121,329
Total59,4771,968,630

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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2018
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2,719
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2012
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2,667
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2014
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2,666
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2014
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2,610
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2013
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2,606
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2018
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2,582
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2016
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2,559
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2011
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2,527
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2016
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2,521
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2016
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 11 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 97 10%
2011 128 13%
2012 109 11%
2013 112 11%
2014 101 10%
2015 107 11%
2016 84 8%
2017 105 11%
2018 89 9%
2019 68 7%
Country Albums %


United States 563 56%
United Kingdom 219 22%
Canada 65 7%
Australia 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Sweden 16 2%
France 9 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%
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6. The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill by Lauryn Hill
7. XO by Elliott Smith
8. Deserter's Songs by Mercury Rev
9. Ray Of Light by Madonna
10. Electro-Shock Blues by Eels
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12. Adore by The Smashing Pumpkins
13. Without You I'm Nothing by Placebo (UK)
14. The Shape Of Punk To Come by Refused
15. TNT by Tortoise
16. The Boy With The Arab Strap by Belle And Sebastian
17. This Is Hardcore by Pulp
18. Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star by Black Star
19. Yield by Pearl Jam
20. System Of A Down by System Of A Down
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