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.
20104,325275,004
20114,445224,076
20124,737248,470
20135,328229,973
20145,613181,538
20155,499219,491
20165,304183,704
20175,310146,497
20185,049109,763
20194,38056,960
Total49,9901,875,475

The best artists of the 2010s were Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Tame Impala, Frank Ocean, Beach House, Sufjan Stevens, Radiohead, The National and Vampire Weekend.
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2017
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938
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2016
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930
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2016
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921
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2014
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918
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2018
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917
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2014
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913
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2012
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912
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2013
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 28 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 105 11%
2011 143 14%
2012 120 12%
2013 132 13%
2014 112 11%
2015 104 10%
2016 76 8%
2017 106 11%
2018 71 7%
2019 31 3%
Country Albums %


United States 568 57%
United Kingdom 213 21%
Canada 66 7%
Australia 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Sweden 17 2%
France 11 1%
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