Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 40,000 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.
20104,338275,671
20114,482225,418
20124,773250,403
20135,345230,980
20145,646182,724
20155,536221,648
20165,340185,438
20175,347149,435
20185,100112,878
20194,56364,183
Total50,4701,898,779

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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1,017
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993
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 26 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 106 11%
2011 143 14%
2012 119 12%
2013 130 13%
2014 110 11%
2015 103 10%
2016 75 8%
2017 103 10%
2018 73 7%
2019 38 4%
Country Albums %


United States 566 57%
United Kingdom 215 22%
Canada 67 7%
Australia 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Sweden 18 2%
France 11 1%
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