Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 52,000 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.
20105,381242,012
20115,535201,334
20125,861223,190
20136,352214,183
20146,831182,205
20156,862225,185
20166,748204,307
20176,945173,042
20186,988150,118
20197,387128,546
Total64,8901,944,121

The best artists of the 2010s were Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Tame Impala, Arcade Fire, Beach House, Frank Ocean, Sufjan Stevens, Radiohead, The National and Nick Cave.
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2010
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11,755
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2010
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11,410
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2015
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10,513
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2012
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10,143
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2014
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9,910
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2011
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9,553
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2011
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9,377
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2013
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8,885
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2013
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8,509
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 97 10%
2011 123 12%
2012 108 11%
2013 112 11%
2014 100 10%
2015 106 11%
2016 87 9%
2017 103 10%
2018 91 9%
2019 73 7%
Country Albums %


United States 557 56%
United Kingdom 221 22%
Canada 70 7%
Australia 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Sweden 18 2%
France 9 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
Live? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 994 99%
Yes 6 1%
Recognised  Decade Charts (2020s)
1. 100 Best Albums of the 2010s: Staff Picks by Billboard (2019)
2. The A.V. Club's 50 best albums of the 2010s by The A.V. Club (2019)
3. Top 50 Albums of the 2010s by The Wild Honey Pie (2019)
4. NME's Greatest Albums of The Decade: The 2010s by New Music Express (2019)
5. Gorilla vs. Bear Albums of the 2010s by Gorilla vs. Bear (2019)
6. The 50 best albums of the decade – 2010 to 2019 by Independent (2019)
7. BrooklynVegan's Top Albums of 2010s by BrooklynVegan (2020)
8. The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s by Pitchfork (2019)
9. All The Best Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked by Uproxx (2019)
10. 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Rolling Stone (2019)
11. Top 100 Albums of the Decade by Crack Magazine (2019)
12. The Needle Drop's Top Albums Of The 2010s by The Needle Drop (2019)
13. The 101 Best Albums of the 2010s by Spin (2020)
14. The 50 Best Albums of the Decade by Deep Cuts (2019)
15. The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s by Stereogum (2019)
16. Top 100 Albums of the 2010s by Consequence of Sound (2019)
17. The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Paste (2019)
18. Tiny Mix Tapes 2010s: Favorite 100 Music Releases of the Decade by Tiny Mix Tapes (2019)
19. BEST OF 2011 - 2020: Die besten Alben des Jahrzehnts by laut (2020)
20. Die besten Platten 2010-2019 by Spex (2019)
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