Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 43,000 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.
20104,495276,379
20114,626225,732
20124,933251,429
20135,530234,483
20145,830186,236
20155,760231,455
20165,570195,969
20175,625159,503
20185,473128,228
20195,22693,085
Total53,0681,982,500

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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2015
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1,655
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2014
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1,649
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2019
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1,622
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2019
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1,616
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2011
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1,612
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2017
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1,611
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2014
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1,604
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2013
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1,595
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2011
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1,582
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2018
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1,576
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 17 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 102 10%
2011 138 14%
2012 112 11%
2013 126 13%
2014 106 11%
2015 105 11%
2016 76 8%
2017 102 10%
2018 79 8%
2019 54 5%
Country Albums %


United States 569 57%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Canada 69 7%
Australia 37 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Sweden 16 2%
Ireland 10 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
Live? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
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