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.
20104,654272,047
20114,774224,385
20125,055248,232
20135,662230,621
20146,033187,151
20155,947233,452
20165,829199,812
20175,908164,704
20185,886136,843
20196,134105,453
Total55,8822,002,702

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 135 14%
2012 109 11%
2013 120 12%
2014 106 11%
2015 106 11%
2016 78 8%
2017 102 10%
2018 85 9%
2019 61 6%
Country Albums %


United States 566 57%
United Kingdom 215 22%
Canada 65 7%
Australia 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
Sweden 18 2%
France 9 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Live? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
Best Albums of 1951
1. Genius Of Modern Music: Volume 1 by Thelonious Monk
2. Masterpieces By Ellington by Duke Ellington
3. Hank Williams Sings by Hank Williams With His Drifting Cowboys
4. Ritual Of The Savage by Les Baxter
5. Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite by Machito
6. On Moonlight Bay by Doris Day
7. Les Paul's New Sound, Vol. 2 by Les Paul & Mary Ford
8. Sonatas And Interludes For Prepared Piano By John Cage by Maro Ajemian
9. Lover Man by Billie Holiday
10. The New Sounds by Miles Davis
11. Judy At The Palace by Judy Garland
12. Harmony Time Vol.2 by The Chordettes
13. Satchmo At Symphony Hall by Louis Armstrong
14. Talking And Drum Solos by Baby Dodds
15. The Great Caruso by Mario Lanza
16. Porgy And Bess by George Gershwin
17. Lullaby Of Broadway by Doris Day
18. I'll See You In My Dreams by Doris Day
19. A Streetcar Named Desire by Alex North
20. Blessed Assurance by Sister Rosetta Tharpe
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