Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 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.
20104,734268,569
20114,878220,011
20125,133244,616
20135,734228,146
20146,109185,903
20156,011230,803
20165,934201,277
20176,009165,480
20185,971139,619
20196,244108,599
Total56,7571,993,022

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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2,696
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2017
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2,689
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2016
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2,635
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2016
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2,630
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2016
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2,595
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2019
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2,577
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2014
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2,561
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2014
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2,544
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2011
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2,532
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2018
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2,524
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 11 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 98 10%
2011 135 14%
2012 107 11%
2013 119 12%
2014 106 11%
2015 105 11%
2016 83 8%
2017 101 10%
2018 84 8%
2019 62 6%
Country Albums %


United States 563 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 Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. David Bowie
5. Led Zeppelin
6. Bob Dylan
7. The Rolling Stones
8. Arcade Fire
9. The Velvet Underground
10. Nirvana
11. The Smiths
12. Kendrick Lamar
13. Neil Young
14. Pixies
15. The Beach Boys
16. Kanye West
17. Miles Davis
18. Jimi Hendrix
19. Bruce Springsteen
20. R.E.M.
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