Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 40,000 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.
20104,325275,115
20114,446224,133
20124,737248,281
20135,328229,728
20145,613181,987
20155,498219,236
20165,304183,838
20175,310146,275
20185,047109,834
20194,38056,638
Total49,9881,875,066

The best artists of the 2010s were Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Tame Impala, Frank Ocean, Beach House, 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 105 11%
2011 143 14%
2012 120 12%
2013 132 13%
2014 112 11%
2015 104 10%
2016 76 8%
2017 106 11%
2018 71 7%
2019 31 3%
Country Albums %


United States 569 57%
United Kingdom 213 21%
Canada 66 7%
Australia 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Sweden 17 2%
France 11 1%
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4. The Stone Roses by The Stone Roses
5. Disintegration by The Cure
6. The Joshua Tree by U2
7. Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth
8. Closer by Joy Division
9. Thriller by Michael Jackson
10. Hounds Of Love by Kate Bush
11. Purple Rain by Prince And The Revolution
12. Surfer Rosa by Pixies
13. Appetite For Destruction by Guns N' Roses
14. Rain Dogs by Tom Waits
15. Master Of Puppets by Metallica
16. Graceland by Paul Simon
17. Back In Black by AC/DC
18. Murmur by R.E.M.
19. Spirit Of Eden by Talk Talk
20. Moving Pictures by Rush
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