Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 39,000 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.
20104,302372,072
20114,421280,217
20124,713297,764
20135,295265,157
20145,595199,859
20155,460236,836
20165,284190,326
20175,270145,723
20184,976106,635
20193,83836,306
Total49,1542,130,894

The best artists of the 2010s are Kendrick Lamar, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Tame Impala, Beach House, The National, Sufjan Stevens, Frank Ocean, Radiohead and Vampire Weekend.
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2,504
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2012
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2,499
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2014
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2,487
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2011
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2,483
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2017
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2,469
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2,466
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2016
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2,465
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 12 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 135 14%
2011 156 16%
2012 125 13%
2013 135 14%
2014 112 11%
2015 101 10%
2016 67 7%
2017 86 9%
2018 64 6%
2019 19 2%
Country Albums %


United States 559 56%
United Kingdom 214 21%
Canada 70 7%
Australia 32 3%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Sweden 18 2%
France 11 1%
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Recognised  Year Charts
1. Uncut's Top 75 albums of 2019 by Uncut (2019)
2. Albums Of The Year 2019 by Rough Trade (2019)
3. Albums Of The Year 2019 by Louder Than War (2019)
4. Mojo Albums of the Year 2019 by Mojo (2019)
5. The 50 Best Albums of 2019 by Pitchfork (2019)
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