Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 43,000 greatest album charts.

Best albums by year or decade
Decade:
Year:
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.
20104,492275,777
20114,625225,841
20124,930250,671
20135,527234,015
20145,825185,972
20155,752230,539
20165,564195,426
20175,620159,254
20185,452127,580
20195,21292,676
Total52,9991,977,751

The best artists of the 2010s were Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Tame Impala, Beach House, Sufjan Stevens, Frank Ocean, Radiohead, The National and Vampire Weekend.
View chart at point in time
 Show this chart as it was on the following date
Share this chart
Share | |
Collector's summary (top 1,000)Log in or register to discover the great albums that are missing from your music collection!
Sort by
Year of Release:
2013
Appears in:
Rank Score:
2,287
Rank in 2013:
Rank in 2010s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
2013
Appears in:
Rank Score:
2,240
Rank in 2013:
Rank in 2010s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
2014
Appears in:
Rank Score:
2,233
Rank in 2014:
Rank in 2010s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
2018
Appears in:
Rank Score:
2,207
Rank in 2018:
Rank in 2010s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
2016
Appears in:
Rank Score:
2,198
Rank in 2016:
Rank in 2010s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
2017
Appears in:
Rank Score:
2,187
Rank in 2017:
Rank in 2010s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
2013
Appears in:
Rank Score:
2,178
Rank in 2013:
Rank in 2010s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
2014
Appears in:
Rank Score:
2,163
Rank in 2014:
Rank in 2010s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
2016
Appears in:
Rank Score:
2,161
Rank in 2016:
Rank in 2010s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
2012
Appears in:
Rank Score:
2,133
Rank in 2012:
Rank in 2010s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Total albums: 1,000. Page 13 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 102 10%
2011 140 14%
2012 111 11%
2013 126 13%
2014 106 11%
2015 106 11%
2016 76 8%
2017 100 10%
2018 79 8%
2019 54 5%
Country Albums %


United States 567 57%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Canada 71 7%
Australia 37 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Sweden 16 2%
Ireland 10 1%
Show all
Compilation? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
Live? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
Popular  Charts
1. Top 500 Albums of All Time by Rolling Stone (2012)
2. The Top 100 Albums by VH1 (2001)
3. 200 Greatest Albums of All Time by Uncut (2016)
4. The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time by New Music Express (2013)
5. The Definitive 200 by National Association of Recording Merchandisers (2007)
6. Virgin All-Time Top 1000 Albums by Virgin (2000)
7. The 100 Greatest Albums Of All Time by Absolute Radio (2012)
8. 100 Greatest Albums Ever by Q (2006)
9. 100 Greatest Albums of All Time by Mojo (1995)
10. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Melody Maker (2000)
11. Greatest 100 Albums of All Time by The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums with NME (2006)
12. Top 100 Albums by ABC (2006)
13. The Top 50 Albums of All Time by Sound & Vision Magazine (2010)
14. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Channel 4 (2005)
15. Os 100 Melhores Discos de Todos Os Tempos by Sinewave (2012)
16. All Time Top 100 Albums by Sounds (1985)
17. The 100 All-Time Greatest Albums by Entertainment Weekly (2013)
18. Top 100 Albums Ever by Consequence of Sound (2010)
19. The Guardian 100 Best Albums Ever by The Guardian (1997)
20. 100 Greatest Rock Albums of All Time by Classic Rock (2001)
Back to Top