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.
20104,589273,955
20114,719225,718
20125,004249,939
20135,615232,885
20145,950187,494
20155,862232,574
20165,710198,276
20175,775162,490
20185,702135,365
20195,783102,034
Total54,7092,000,731

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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2015
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2019
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2014
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256
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 96 10%
2011 135 14%
2012 108 11%
2013 122 12%
2014 104 10%
2015 107 11%
2016 79 8%
2017 104 10%
2018 83 8%
2019 62 6%
Country Albums %


United States 564 56%
United Kingdom 214 21%
Canada 70 7%
Australia 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Sweden 17 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%
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. NME's Greatest Albums of The Decade: The 2010s by New Music Express (2019)
4. Gorilla vs. Bear’s Albums of the Decade | 2010-2019 by Gorilla vs. Bear (2019)
5. The 50 best albums of the decade – 2010 to 2019 by Independent (2019)
6. All The Best Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked by Uproxx (2019)
7. Top 100 Albums of the Decade by Crack Magazine (2019)
8. The Needle Drop's Top Albums Of The 2010s by The Needle Drop (2019)
9. Tiny Mix Tapes 2010s: Favorite 100 Music Releases of the Decade by Tiny Mix Tapes (2019)
10. The A.V. Club's 50 best albums of the 2010s by The A.V. Club (2019)
11. Top 50 Albums of the 2010s by The Wild Honey Pie (2019)
12. The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s by Stereogum (2019)
13. The 50 Best Albums of the Decade by Deep Cuts (2019)
14. StuBru albums of 2010s by StuBru (2017)
15. The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s by Pitchfork (2019)
16. Top 100 Albums of the 2010s by Consequence of Sound (2019)
17. The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Paste (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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