Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 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.
20105,529236,848
20115,708199,201
20125,990219,992
20136,503212,408
20147,001180,839
20157,062224,240
20166,914203,391
20177,119173,782
20187,164150,070
20197,584129,909
Total66,5741,930,681

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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2016
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256
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2010
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2012
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255
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2014
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255
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2010
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2015
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255
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2017
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255
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254
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 95 10%
2011 123 12%
2012 108 11%
2013 113 11%
2014 98 10%
2015 105 11%
2016 88 9%
2017 109 11%
2018 90 9%
2019 71 7%
Country Albums %


United States 552 55%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Canada 69 7%
Australia 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Sweden 19 2%
France 9 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Live? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 994 99%
Yes 6 1%
Best Artists of 2014
1. The War On Drugs
2. Swans
3. Mark Kozelek
4. Sun Kil Moon
5. Run The Jewels
6. Mac DeMarco
7. St. Vincent
8. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib
9. D'Angelo
10. D'Angelo And The Vanguard
11. Lana Del Rey
12. Alvvays
13. Spoon
14. FKA twigs
15. Richard David James
16. Aphex Twin
17. Ariel Pink
18. Royal Blood
19. Flying Lotus
20. alt-J
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