Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 43,000 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.
20104,491275,948
20114,624225,873
20124,927250,738
20135,527234,166
20145,821185,931
20155,751230,628
20165,562195,641
20175,621159,276
20185,449127,480
20195,20992,342
Total52,9821,978,023

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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2012
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9,171
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2013
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9,158
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2013
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9,064
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2016
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9,030
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2012
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9,010
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2013
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8,840
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2012
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8,811
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2010
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7,891
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2014
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7,673
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2010
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7,468
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 3 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 102 10%
2011 140 14%
2012 111 11%
2013 126 13%
2014 105 11%
2015 106 11%
2016 77 8%
2017 100 10%
2018 79 8%
2019 54 5%
Country Albums %


United States 568 57%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Canada 70 7%
Australia 37 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Sweden 16 2%
Ireland 10 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
Live? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
Recognised  Decade Charts (2010s)
1. 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Rolling Stone (2019)
2. 100 Best Albums of the 2010s: Staff Picks by Billboard (2019)
3. Tiny Mix Tapes 2010s: Favorite 100 Music Releases of the Decade by Tiny Mix Tapes (2019)
4. The A.V. Club's 50 best albums of the 2010s by The A.V. Club (2019)
5. Top 50 Albums of the 2010s by The Wild Honey Pie (2019)
6. NME's Greatest Albums of The Decade: The 2010s by New Music Express (2019)
7. Gorilla vs. Bear’s Albums of the Decade | 2010-2019 by Gorilla vs. Bear (2019)
8. The 50 best albums of the decade – 2010 to 2019 by Independent (2019)
9. All The Best Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked by Uproxx (2019)
10. Top 100 Albums of the Decade by Crack Magazine (2019)
11. The Needle Drop's Top Albums Of The 2010s by The Needle Drop (2019)
12. The 50 Best Albums of the Decade by Deep Cuts (2019)
13. The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s by Stereogum (2019)
14. Top 100 Albums of the 2010s by Consequence of Sound (2019)
15. The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Paste (2019)
16. StuBru albums of 2010s by StuBru (2017)
17. The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s by Pitchfork (2019)
18. 100 greatest albums of the 2010s by cleveland.com (2019)
19. Top 108 Best Albums Of The 2010s by 108 Mics (2020)
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