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.
20104,589273,960
20114,719225,400
20125,002249,968
20135,615232,780
20145,949187,524
20155,861232,615
20165,709198,281
20175,774162,386
20185,701135,317
20195,778101,960
Total54,6972,000,191

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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2,405
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2014
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2,402
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2018
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2,375
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2015
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2,363
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2018
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2,348
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2011
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2,345
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2011
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2,342
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2014
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2,338
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2018
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2,303
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2013
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2,297
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 12 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 96 10%
2011 135 14%
2012 108 11%
2013 122 12%
2014 104 10%
2015 107 11%
2016 79 8%
2017 104 10%
2018 83 8%
2019 62 6%
Country Albums %


United States 564 56%
United Kingdom 214 21%
Canada 70 7%
Australia 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Sweden 17 2%
Ireland 10 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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4. It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back by Public Enemy
5. ...And Justice For All by Metallica
6. Tracy Chapman by Tracy Chapman
7. Isn't Anything by My Bloody Valentine
8. Straight Outta Compton by N.W.A
9. Green by R.E.M.
10. Nothing's Shocking by Jane's Addiction
11. Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son by Iron Maiden
12. I'm Your Man by Leonard Cohen
13. Operation: Mindcrime by Queensrÿche
14. The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1 by The Traveling Wilburys
15. If I Should Fall From Grace With God by The Pogues
16. Tender Prey by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
17. 16 Lovers Lane by The Go-Betweens
18. Viva Hate by Morrissey
19. Rattle And Hum by U2
20. Starfish by The Church
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