Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 47,000 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.
20104,860257,803
20115,021211,999
20125,278235,546
20135,856221,666
20146,273182,752
20156,199228,624
20166,141200,622
20176,207166,926
20186,165142,584
20196,518112,296
Total58,5181,960,819

The best artists of the 2010s were Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Tame Impala, Arcade Fire, Beach House, Frank Ocean, Sufjan Stevens, Radiohead, The National and Vampire Weekend.
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2011
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2,218
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United States SZA
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2017
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2,197
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2017
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2,189
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2011
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2,184
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2017
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2,179
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2011
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2,166
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2013
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2,161
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2013
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2,159
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2012
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2,144
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2013
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2,108
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 13 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 98 10%
2011 129 13%
2012 112 11%
2013 118 12%
2014 103 10%
2015 106 11%
2016 82 8%
2017 102 10%
2018 87 9%
2019 63 6%
Country Albums %


United States 557 56%
United Kingdom 221 22%
Canada 68 7%
Australia 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Sweden 18 2%
France 9 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Live? Albums %
No 994 99%
Yes 6 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
Best Ever Albums
1. OK Computer by Radiohead
2. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
3. Abbey Road by The Beatles
4. Revolver by The Beatles
5. Kid A by Radiohead
6. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
7. In Rainbows by Radiohead
8. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
9. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
10. The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground & Nico
11. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
12. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
13. Funeral by Arcade Fire
14. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
15. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
16. Nevermind by Nirvana (US)
17. Doolittle by Pixies
18. London Calling by The Clash
19. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
20. To Pimp A Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
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