Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 44,000 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.
20104,516274,268
20114,652224,409
20124,961249,829
20135,567233,048
20145,886186,089
20155,798231,464
20165,635196,215
20175,691159,792
20185,567130,609
20195,37896,468
Total53,6511,982,189

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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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 98 10%
2011 138 14%
2012 110 11%
2013 125 13%
2014 104 10%
2015 104 10%
2016 76 8%
2017 104 10%
2018 82 8%
2019 59 6%
Country Albums %


United States 567 57%
United Kingdom 213 21%
Canada 69 7%
Australia 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Sweden 16 2%
Ireland 11 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Live? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
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