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.
20104,835260,150
20114,989213,930
20125,246237,551
20135,831223,626
20146,249183,422
20156,156229,576
20166,094200,497
20176,170166,976
20186,125141,844
20196,457111,386
Total58,1521,968,958

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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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 98 10%
2011 130 13%
2012 111 11%
2013 117 12%
2014 105 11%
2015 107 11%
2016 81 8%
2017 102 10%
2018 87 9%
2019 62 6%
Country Albums %


United States 559 56%
United Kingdom 223 22%
Canada 66 7%
Australia 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Sweden 18 2%
France 8 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
Live? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
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