Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 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.
20104,762263,960
20114,920216,516
20125,175241,451
20135,774225,499
20146,162185,064
20156,073230,461
20165,996201,065
20176,077165,875
20186,026140,668
20196,324109,351
Total57,2891,979,910

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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2019
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2016
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257
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256
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256
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2011
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 95 10%
2011 133 13%
2012 108 11%
2013 118 12%
2014 104 10%
2015 106 11%
2016 82 8%
2017 103 10%
2018 89 9%
2019 62 6%
Country Albums %


United States 560 56%
United Kingdom 219 22%
Canada 66 7%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
Australia 33 3%
Sweden 17 2%
France 8 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Live? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 994 99%
Yes 6 1%
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