Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 43,000 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.
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/yearstats.php?y=20114,606226,394
/yearstats.php?y=20124,908251,208
/yearstats.php?y=20135,506233,298
/yearstats.php?y=20145,799185,037
/yearstats.php?y=20155,720229,933
/yearstats.php?y=20165,522193,839
/yearstats.php?y=20175,582158,571
/yearstats.php?y=20185,344124,445
/yearstats.php?y=20195,02888,251
Total52,4721,967,359

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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2015
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1,330
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2013
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1,328
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2015
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1,317
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2014
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1,316
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2012
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1,314
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2011
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1,313
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2019
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1,308
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2011
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1,287
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209.
Body Talk
Compilation
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2010
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1,279
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2018
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1,276
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 21 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 106 11%
2011 142 14%
2012 110 11%
2013 126 13%
2014 105 11%
2015 104 10%
2016 74 7%
2017 103 10%
2018 77 8%
2019 53 5%
Country Albums %


United States 568 57%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Canada 68 7%
Australia 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Sweden 17 2%
Ireland 11 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
Live? Albums %
No 997 100%
Yes 3 0%
Recognised  Decade Charts (2010s)
1. 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Rolling Stone (2019)
2. 100 Best Albums of the 2010s: Staff Picks by Billboard (2019)
3. Tiny Mix Tapes 2010s: Favorite 100 Music Releases of the Decade by Tiny Mix Tapes (2019)
4. The A.V. Club's 50 best albums of the 2010s by The A.V. Club (2019)
5. Top 50 Albums of the 2010s by The Wild Honey Pie (2019)
6. NME's Greatest Albums of The Decade: The 2010s by New Music Express (2019)
7. Gorilla vs. Bear’s Albums of the Decade | 2010-2019 by Gorilla vs. Bear (2019)
8. The 50 best albums of the decade – 2010 to 2019 by Independent (2019)
9. All The Best Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked by Uproxx (2019)
10. Top 100 Albums of the Decade by Crack Magazine (2019)
11. The Needle Drop's Top Albums Of The 2010s by The Needle Drop (2019)
12. The 50 Best Albums of the Decade by Deep Cuts (2019)
13. The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s by Stereogum (2019)
14. Top 100 Albums of the 2010s by Consequence of Sound (2019)
15. The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Paste (2019)
16. StuBru albums of 2010s by StuBru (2017)
17. The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s by Pitchfork (2019)
18. 100 greatest albums of the 2010s by cleveland.com (2019)
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