Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 42,000 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.
20104,437275,907
20114,582225,755
20124,876250,418
20135,479231,840
20145,784184,217
20155,696228,881
20165,494192,588
20175,546156,997
20185,296123,140
20194,92585,791
Total52,1151,955,534

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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2017
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1,398
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2013
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1,398
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2015
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1,381
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2012
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1,369
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2010
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1,367
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2014
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1,365
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2019
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1,364
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2011
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1,357
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2013
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1,340
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2017
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1,338
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 20 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 107 11%
2011 140 14%
2012 111 11%
2013 127 13%
2014 104 10%
2015 103 10%
2016 74 7%
2017 102 10%
2018 77 8%
2019 55 6%
Country Albums %


United States 570 57%
United Kingdom 215 22%
Canada 66 7%
Australia 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Sweden 17 2%
France 11 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
Recognised  Year Charts (2019)
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3. The 50 Best Albums of 2019 by Billboard (2019)
4. Top 10 Albums of the Year 2019 by Bleep (2019)
5. Best Albums of 2019 by Northern Transmissions (2019)
6. The Loud And Quiet best 40 albums of 2019 by Loud And Quiet (2019)
7. The Best Albums of 2019 by The Ringer (2019)
8. Top 20 Albums of 2019 by Spectrum Culture (2019)
9. Albums Of The Year 2019 by Rough Trade (2019)
10. The 50 Best Albums of 2019 by Dummy (2019)
11. Les Inrocks Albums of the Year 2019 by Les Inrocks (2019)
12. Our 50 favourite albums of 2019 by The Vinyl Factory (2019)
13. NME Albums Of The Year 2019 by New Music Express (2019)
14. The Best Albums of 2019 by FLOOD Magazine (2019)
15. The Best Albums of 2019 by The Line Of Best Fit (2019)
16. Gorilla vs. Bear's Albums of 2019 by Gorilla vs. Bear (2019)
17. OOR's Eindlijst 2019 [OOR Top 20 Albums of 2019] by OOR (2019)
18. The 20 best albums of 2019 by Dazed (2019)
19. BrooklynVegan's Top 50 Albums of 2019 by BrooklynVegan (2019)
20. Uncut's Top 75 albums of 2019 by Uncut (2019)
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