Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 47,000 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.
20104,885254,750
20115,049209,445
20125,318233,337
20135,889219,669
20146,308183,082
20156,243227,924
20166,197202,060
20176,262169,661
20186,222144,889
20196,627117,674
Total59,0001,962,490

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 128 13%
2012 110 11%
2013 112 11%
2014 102 10%
2015 107 11%
2016 83 8%
2017 104 10%
2018 89 9%
2019 67 7%
Country Albums %


United States 561 56%
United Kingdom 219 22%
Canada 68 7%
Australia 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Sweden 17 2%
France 8 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%
Recognised  Decade Charts (2020s)
1. 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Rolling Stone (2019)
2. 100 Best Albums of the 2010s: Staff Picks by Billboard (2019)
3. Top 48 Music Albums of the 2010s by Gorilla vs. Bear (2019)
4. The 50 best albums of the decade – 2010 to 2019 by Independent (2019)
5. All The Best Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked by Uproxx (2019)
6. Top 100 Albums of the Decade by Crack Magazine (2019)
7. The Needle Drop's Top Albums Of The 2010s by The Needle Drop (2019)
8. Tiny Mix Tapes 2010s: Favorite 100 Music Releases of the Decade by Tiny Mix Tapes (2019)
9. The A.V. Club's 50 best albums of the 2010s by The A.V. Club (2019)
10. Top 50 Albums of the 2010s by The Wild Honey Pie (2019)
11. NME's Greatest Albums of The Decade: The 2010s by New Music Express (2019)
12. The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s by Stereogum (2019)
13. The 50 Best Albums of the Decade by Deep Cuts (2019)
14. The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s by Pitchfork (2019)
15. Top 100 Albums of the 2010s by Consequence of Sound (2019)
16. The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Paste (2019)
17. StuBru albums of 2010s by StuBru (2017)
18. Top 108 Best Albums Of The 2010s by 108 Mics (2020)
19. 100 greatest albums of the 2010s by cleveland.com (2019)
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