Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 44,000 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.
20104,719270,434
20114,861221,241
20125,119245,110
20135,713228,288
20146,089185,928
20156,000230,950
20165,920200,842
20175,994164,943
20185,955139,184
20196,225108,129
Total56,5951,995,048

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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2016
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2,693
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2,655
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2,596
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2019
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2,591
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2014
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2,549
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2,532
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 11 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 96 10%
2011 136 14%
2012 107 11%
2013 119 12%
2014 106 11%
2015 104 10%
2016 82 8%
2017 103 10%
2018 85 9%
2019 62 6%
Country Albums %


United States 564 56%
United Kingdom 216 22%
Canada 66 7%
Mixed Nationality 35 4%
Australia 34 3%
Sweden 19 2%
France 9 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Live? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 994 99%
Yes 6 1%
Best Albums of the 2010s
1. To Pimp A Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
2. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West
3. Good Kid, M.A.A.D City by Kendrick Lamar
4. The Suburbs by Arcade Fire
5. Lonerism by Tame Impala
6. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
7. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
8. Blonde by Frank Ocean
9. Modern Vampires Of The City by Vampire Weekend
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. Lost In The Dream by The War On Drugs
16. Helplessness Blues by Fleet Foxes
17. Bon Iver by Bon Iver
18. This Is Happening by LCD Soundsystem
19. Yeezus by Kanye West
20. AM by Arctic Monkeys
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