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.
20104,678271,115
20114,800223,887
20125,083247,335
20135,683230,036
20146,055186,797
20155,971232,277
20165,873199,551
20175,943164,194
20185,914137,419
20196,175105,724
Total56,1751,998,335

The best artists of the 2010s were Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Tame Impala, Beach House, Frank Ocean, Sufjan Stevens, The National, Radiohead and Vampire Weekend.
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258
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2019
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 96 10%
2011 136 14%
2012 108 11%
2013 119 12%
2014 106 11%
2015 108 11%
2016 82 8%
2017 99 10%
2018 85 9%
2019 61 6%
Country Albums %


United States 565 57%
United Kingdom 218 22%
Canada 66 7%
Australia 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Sweden 18 2%
France 9 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Live? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
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7. The Best Albums of 2020 by No Ripcord (2020)
8. Uncut's Top 75 albums of 2020 by Uncut (2020)
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10. Our 50 favourite albums of 2020 by The Vinyl Factory (2020)
11. The 40 best albums of 2020 by Independent (2020)
12. Gigwise's 51 Best Albums of 2020 by Gigwise (2020)
13. The 20 best albums of 2020 by The A.V. Club (2020)
14. The 50 Best Albums Of 2020 by NPR (2020)
15. The Best Albums of 2020 Ranked by The Line Of Best Fit (2020)
16. The 60 Best Albums of 2020 by PopMatters (2020)
17. The Skinny's Top 10 Albums of 2020 by The Skinny (2020)
18. BPM’s Top 50 Albums Of 2020 by Beats Per Minute (2020)
19. The 50 best albums of 2020 by New Music Express (2020)
20. The Loud And Quiet best albums of 2020 by Loud And Quiet (2020)
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