Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 49,000 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.
20104,906253,091
20115,087208,797
20125,352232,285
20135,916220,077
20146,334183,569
20156,288227,844
20166,245203,677
20176,324170,416
20186,311147,079
20196,726121,377
Total59,4891,968,213

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 Vampire Weekend.
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2013
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257
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2019
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257
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2017
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257
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2016
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256
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 97 10%
2011 128 13%
2012 109 11%
2013 112 11%
2014 101 10%
2015 107 11%
2016 84 8%
2017 105 11%
2018 89 9%
2019 68 7%
Country Albums %


United States 563 56%
United Kingdom 219 22%
Canada 65 7%
Australia 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Sweden 16 2%
France 9 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Live? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
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