Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 42,000 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.
20104,433276,067
20114,581225,821
20124,872250,490
20135,475231,922
20145,783184,225
20155,695228,868
20165,492192,504
20175,545156,952
20185,294123,173
20194,91585,832
Total52,0851,955,855

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.
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2017
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1,940
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2013
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1,935
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2018
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1,930
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United States SZA
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2017
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1,880
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2017
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1,844
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2010
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1,839
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2014
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1,835
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2019
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1,821
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2011
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1,791
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2011
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1,789
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 15 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 107 11%
2011 140 14%
2012 111 11%
2013 127 13%
2014 104 10%
2015 103 10%
2016 74 7%
2017 102 10%
2018 77 8%
2019 55 6%
Country Albums %


United States 570 57%
United Kingdom 215 22%
Canada 66 7%
Australia 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Sweden 17 2%
France 11 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
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1. Pink Floyd
2. David Bowie
3. Led Zeppelin
4. Neil Young
5. The Rolling Stones
6. The Clash
7. The Who
8. Fleetwood Mac
9. Black Sabbath
10. Genesis
11. Bruce Springsteen
12. Bob Dylan
13. Joy Division
14. Yes
15. Stevie Wonder
16. Nick Drake
17. Paul McCartney
18. Joni Mitchell
19. Queen
20. Bob Marley
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