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.

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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.
20104,500275,583
20114,629224,846
20124,940250,293
20135,544232,955
20145,837185,863
20155,771231,588
20165,588195,791
20175,642158,899
20185,511128,784
20195,26693,929
Total53,2281,978,529

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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2018
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2,130
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2014
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2,099
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2014
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2,089
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2014
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2,073
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2019
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2,068
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2012
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2,053
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2013
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2,045
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2011
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2,007
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2013
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1,967
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2017
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1,952
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 100 10%
2011 141 14%
2012 111 11%
2013 125 13%
2014 103 10%
2015 106 11%
2016 76 8%
2017 102 10%
2018 80 8%
2019 56 6%
Country Albums %


United States 568 57%
United Kingdom 215 22%
Canada 69 7%
Australia 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Sweden 16 2%
France 9 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Live? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
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