Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 43,000 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.
20104,489275,998
20114,624226,223
20124,927250,999
20135,525234,291
20145,821186,033
20155,749230,681
20165,560195,439
20175,615159,584
20185,410127,137
20195,20192,052
Total52,9211,978,437

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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2017
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2,446
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2011
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2,443
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2015
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2,420
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2014
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2,399
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2011
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2,392
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2013
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2,369
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2014
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2,319
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2018
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2,305
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2018
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2,297
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2011
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2,294
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 12 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 102 10%
2011 140 14%
2012 111 11%
2013 126 13%
2014 106 11%
2015 106 11%
2016 77 8%
2017 101 10%
2018 78 8%
2019 53 5%
Country Albums %


United States 567 57%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Canada 71 7%
Australia 37 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Sweden 16 2%
Ireland 10 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
Live? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
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