Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 41,000 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.
20104,402275,030
20114,537225,295
20124,849249,346
20135,440231,063
20145,745183,422
20155,656227,020
20165,451190,881
20175,495155,368
20185,235120,408
20194,81379,685
Total51,6231,937,518

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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2013
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2,255
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2016
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2,248
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2013
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2,193
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2016
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2,180
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2018
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2,179
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2016
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2,149
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2014
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2,148
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2011
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2,147
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2012
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2,107
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 13 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 107 11%
2011 141 14%
2012 111 11%
2013 128 13%
2014 105 11%
2015 103 10%
2016 74 7%
2017 103 10%
2018 75 8%
2019 53 5%
Country Albums %


United States 569 57%
United Kingdom 218 22%
Canada 66 7%
Australia 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Sweden 17 2%
France 11 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
Live? Albums %
No 999 100%
Yes 1 0%
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6. Elvis Presley by Elvis Presley
7. The Shape Of Jazz To Come by Ornette Coleman
8. Here's Little Richard by Little Richard
9. Songs For Swingin' Lovers! by Frank Sinatra
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12. Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk
13. Saxophone Colossus by Sonny Rollins
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16. Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
17. Birth Of The Cool by Miles Davis
18. Moanin' In The Moonlight by Howlin' Wolf
19. Buddy Holly by Buddy Holly
20. Chet Baker Sings by Chet Baker
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