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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2019
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2012
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2014
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256
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2017
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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 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%
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