Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 40,000 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.
20104,325274,853
20114,446223,861
20124,736248,357
20135,328229,711
20145,612181,815
20155,494218,914
20165,302183,633
20175,307146,221
20185,036109,614
20194,34455,469
Total49,9301,872,448

The best artists of the 2010s were Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Tame Impala, Frank Ocean, Sufjan Stevens, Beach House, Radiohead, The National and Vampire Weekend.
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2012
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2,028
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2019
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2,021
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2011
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2,020
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2012
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2,003
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2019
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1,997
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2013
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1,992
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2013
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1,978
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2011
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1,956
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2013
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1,921
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2010
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1,902
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 14 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 105 11%
2011 143 14%
2012 120 12%
2013 133 13%
2014 112 11%
2015 105 11%
2016 76 8%
2017 105 11%
2018 71 7%
2019 30 3%
Country Albums %


United States 564 56%
United Kingdom 215 22%
Canada 67 7%
Australia 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Sweden 17 2%
France 11 1%
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