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.
20104,593273,456
20114,729225,114
20125,007249,333
20135,623232,772
20145,958187,014
20155,870232,254
20165,724198,379
20175,784162,696
20185,736135,386
20195,843102,464
Total54,8671,998,868

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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2,400
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2014
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2,396
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2018
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2,376
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2015
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2,361
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2011
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2,343
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2014
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2,335
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2,335
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2018
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2,334
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2018
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2,299
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2013
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2,295
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 12 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 96 10%
2011 136 14%
2012 108 11%
2013 122 12%
2014 104 10%
2015 106 11%
2016 79 8%
2017 104 10%
2018 83 8%
2019 62 6%
Country Albums %


United States 565 57%
United Kingdom 214 21%
Canada 68 7%
Australia 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 32 3%
Sweden 17 2%
France 9 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
Live? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
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3. Waltz For Debby by Bill Evans Trio
4. Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan
5. Green Onions by Booker T. & The M.G.'s
6. Tijuana Moods by Charles Mingus
7. Go by Dexter Gordon
8. Tous Les Garçons Et Les Filles by Françoise Hardy
9. Jazz Samba by Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd
10. The Bridge by Sonny Rollins
11. Takin' Off by Herbie Hancock
12. Live At The Village Vanguard by John Coltrane
13. Crying by Roy Orbison
14. Coltrane by John Coltrane Quartet
15. Sentimentally Yours by Patsy Cline
16. Mosaic by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
17. Surfer's Choice by Dick Dale And His Del-Tones
18. Undercurrent by Bill Evans & Jim Hall
19. Peter, Paul And Mary by Peter, Paul And Mary
20. Surfin' Safari by The Beach Boys
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