Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 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.
20105,432240,329
20115,604201,227
20125,913221,764
20136,398213,242
20146,890182,140
20156,972225,263
20166,803204,160
20177,000173,589
20187,091150,530
20197,493129,288
Total65,5961,941,531

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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2017
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256
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2012
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2016
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255
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2013
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2014
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2016
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2015
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254
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2015
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 96 10%
2011 123 12%
2012 107 11%
2013 113 11%
2014 99 10%
2015 106 11%
2016 88 9%
2017 105 11%
2018 91 9%
2019 72 7%
Country Albums %


United States 556 56%
United Kingdom 224 22%
Canada 70 7%
Australia 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Sweden 17 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. NME's Greatest Albums of The Decade: The 2010s by New Music Express (2019)
3. Gorilla vs. Bear Albums of the 2010s by Gorilla vs. Bear (2019)
4. The 50 best albums of the decade – 2010 to 2019 by Independent (2019)
5. BrooklynVegan's Top Albums of 2010s by BrooklynVegan (2020)
6. The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s by Pitchfork (2019)
7. All The Best Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked by Uproxx (2019)
8. 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Rolling Stone (2019)
9. Top 100 Albums of the Decade by Crack Magazine (2019)
10. The Needle Drop's Top Albums Of The 2010s by The Needle Drop (2019)
11. The A.V. Club's 50 best albums of the 2010s by The A.V. Club (2019)
12. Top 50 Albums of the 2010s by The Wild Honey Pie (2019)
13. The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s by Stereogum (2019)
14. The 101 Best Albums of the 2010s by Spin (2020)
15. The 50 Best Albums of the Decade by Deep Cuts (2019)
16. Die besten Platten 2010-2019 by Spex (2019)
17. Die 100 besten Alben der 10er Jahre by Musikexpress.de (2020)
18. Top 100 Albums of the 2010s by Consequence of Sound (2019)
19. The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Paste (2019)
20. Tiny Mix Tapes 2010s: Favorite 100 Music Releases of the Decade by Tiny Mix Tapes (2019)
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