Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 42,000 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.
20104,437275,907
20114,582225,755
20124,876250,418
20135,479231,840
20145,784184,217
20155,696228,881
20165,494192,588
20175,546156,997
20185,296123,140
20194,92585,791
Total52,1151,955,534

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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2016
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13,219
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2010
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12,373
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2012
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12,019
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2015
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11,436
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2011
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11,378
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2014
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11,181
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2011
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11,129
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2010
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10,343
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2013
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9,864
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2013
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9,559
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 107 11%
2011 140 14%
2012 111 11%
2013 127 13%
2014 104 10%
2015 103 10%
2016 74 7%
2017 102 10%
2018 77 8%
2019 55 6%
Country Albums %


United States 570 57%
United Kingdom 215 22%
Canada 66 7%
Australia 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Sweden 17 2%
France 11 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
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