Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 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.
20105,432240,329
20115,604201,227
20125,913221,764
20136,398213,242
20146,890182,140
20156,972225,263
20166,803204,160
20177,000173,589
20187,091150,530
20197,493129,288
Total65,5961,941,531

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 Nick Cave.
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2017
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256
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2012
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2016
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255
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2013
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255
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2014
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255
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2016
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2015
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254
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2015
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 96 10%
2011 123 12%
2012 107 11%
2013 113 11%
2014 99 10%
2015 106 11%
2016 88 9%
2017 105 11%
2018 91 9%
2019 72 7%
Country Albums %


United States 556 56%
United Kingdom 224 22%
Canada 70 7%
Australia 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Sweden 17 2%
France 9 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
Live? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 994 99%
Yes 6 1%
Popular  Charts
1. The Top 100 Albums by VH1 (2001)
2. The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time by New Music Express (2013)
3. 200 Greatest Albums of All Time by Uncut (2016)
4. The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time by Rolling Stone (2020)
5. Top 100 Albums by ABC (2006)
6. The Definitive 200 by National Association of Recording Merchandisers (2007)
7. Virgin All-Time Top 1000 Albums by Virgin (2000)
8. Die 20 besten Alben der Geschichte by Musikexpress.de (2011)
9. The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time by Consequence of Sound (2022)
10. Mojo Readers: The 100 Greatest Albums Ever Made by Mojo (1996)
11. Die 100 besten Alben der Musikgeschichte by radioeins (2019)
12. The 100 Greatest Albums Of All Time by Absolute Radio (2012)
13. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Melody Maker (2000)
14. Greatest 100 Albums of All Time by The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums with NME (2006)
15. Die 100 besten Platten des Jahrhunderts by Wiener (1999)
16. The Greatest Rock Albums by uDiscoverMusic (2015)
17. 100 Greatest Albums Ever by Q (2006)
18. Die 100 Alben des Jahrhunderts by Spex (2000)
19. The 100 All-Time Greatest Albums by Entertainment Weekly (2013)
20. All Time Top 100 Albums by Sounds (UK) (1985)
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