Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 51,000 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.
20105,243247,068
20115,388204,199
20125,622228,019
20136,168216,927
20146,629184,080
20156,602227,529
20166,493205,763
20176,748172,762
20186,679149,950
20197,108126,315
Total62,6801,962,611

The best artists of the 2010s were Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Tame Impala, Arcade Fire, Frank Ocean, Beach House, Sufjan Stevens, Radiohead, The National and Vampire Weekend.
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2010
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11,927
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2010
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11,434
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2015
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10,780
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2012
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10,660
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2014
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10,151
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2011
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9,838
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2011
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9,597
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2013
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9,051
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2010
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8,640
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2013
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8,620
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 2 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 97 10%
2011 124 12%
2012 115 12%
2013 109 11%
2014 102 10%
2015 107 11%
2016 87 9%
2017 105 11%
2018 90 9%
2019 73 7%
Country Albums %


United States 562 56%
United Kingdom 224 22%
Canada 69 7%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
Australia 32 3%
Sweden 18 2%
France 9 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 996 99%
Yes 13 1%
Live? Albums %
No 1,003 99%
Yes 6 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 1,004 100%
Yes 5 0%
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