Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 41,000 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.
20104,358274,535
20114,494225,080
20124,798249,652
20135,367230,434
20145,679182,537
20155,584223,254
20165,380187,686
20175,408151,315
20185,142115,173
20194,65871,261
Total50,8681,910,927

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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1,092
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2015
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1,091
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2012
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1,088
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2010
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1,078
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2017
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1,074
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2013
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1,074
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2012
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1,060
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2015
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1,058
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2019
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1,052
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2016
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1,047
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 25 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 107 11%
2011 142 14%
2012 116 12%
2013 129 13%
2014 109 11%
2015 104 10%
2016 76 8%
2017 102 10%
2018 74 7%
2019 41 4%
Country Albums %


United States 564 56%
United Kingdom 215 22%
Canada 67 7%
Australia 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Sweden 18 2%
France 11 1%
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