Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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.
20104,679270,976
20114,803223,417
20125,084247,120
20135,685229,689
20146,057186,585
20155,972232,201
20165,877199,572
20175,944164,212
20185,918137,475
20196,178105,857
Total56,1971,997,103

The best artists of the 2010s were Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Tame Impala, Beach House, Frank Ocean, Sufjan Stevens, The National, Radiohead and Vampire Weekend.
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2010
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2019
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258
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2014
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258
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257
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2019
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257
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2015
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257
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 96 10%
2011 135 14%
2012 110 11%
2013 120 12%
2014 105 11%
2015 108 11%
2016 81 8%
2017 99 10%
2018 85 9%
2019 61 6%
Country Albums %


United States 565 57%
United Kingdom 218 22%
Canada 65 7%
Australia 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Sweden 19 2%
France 9 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
Live? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
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