Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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.
20104,632273,421
20114,756225,587
20125,041249,495
20135,650232,862
20146,005187,662
20155,934233,783
20165,791200,156
20175,873164,432
20185,843136,608
20196,045104,264
Total55,5702,008,269

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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2011
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2018
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259
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2012
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258
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2015
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258
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2014
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258
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2017
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257
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2013
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257
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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 96 10%
2011 135 14%
2012 109 11%
2013 124 12%
2014 104 10%
2015 108 11%
2016 77 8%
2017 103 10%
2018 84 8%
2019 60 6%
Country Albums %


United States 565 57%
United Kingdom 214 21%
Canada 65 7%
Mixed Nationality 35 4%
Australia 34 3%
Sweden 18 2%
France 9 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
Live? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
Best Artists of 2017
1. Kendrick Lamar
2. Brockhampton
3. Lorde
4. Tyler, The Creator
5. The War On Drugs
6. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
7. Slowdive
8. Mount Eerie
9. The National
10. Father John Misty
11. LCD Soundsystem
12. Fleet Foxes
13. SZA
14. Alvvays
15. St. Vincent
16. Perfume Genius
17. Brand New
18. Vince Staples
19. King Krule
20. Archy Marshall
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