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.
20104,554274,514
20114,685225,087
20124,979249,524
20135,592233,018
20145,919187,017
20155,835232,220
20165,664198,285
20175,725161,081
20185,638133,992
20195,592100,303
Total54,1831,995,042

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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2011
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257
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2013
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256
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2017
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255
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2019
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255
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2014
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255
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2017
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2018
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255
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2010
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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 98 10%
2011 137 14%
2012 108 11%
2013 125 13%
2014 103 10%
2015 105 11%
2016 75 8%
2017 105 11%
2018 83 8%
2019 61 6%
Country Albums %


United States 566 57%
United Kingdom 214 21%
Canada 69 7%
Australia 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Sweden 16 2%
Ireland 10 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
Live? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
Best Albums of the 1980s
1. Doolittle by Pixies
2. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
3. Remain In Light by Talking Heads
4. The Stone Roses by The Stone Roses
5. Disintegration by The Cure
6. The Joshua Tree by U2
7. Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth
8. Closer by Joy Division
9. Hounds Of Love by Kate Bush
10. Thriller by Michael Jackson
11. Purple Rain by Prince And The Revolution
12. Surfer Rosa by Pixies
13. Rain Dogs by Tom Waits
14. Master Of Puppets by Metallica
15. Appetite For Destruction by Guns N' Roses
16. Graceland by Paul Simon
17. Back In Black by AC/DC
18. Spirit Of Eden by Talk Talk
19. Murmur by R.E.M.
20. Moving Pictures by Rush
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