Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 47,000 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.
20104,886254,657
20115,049209,345
20125,318233,223
20135,891219,790
20146,309183,038
20156,243227,865
20166,199202,014
20176,263169,622
20186,225144,846
20196,628117,841
Total59,0111,962,240

The best artists of the 2010s were Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Tame Impala, Arcade Fire, Beach House, Frank Ocean, Sufjan Stevens, Radiohead, The National and Vampire Weekend.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 98 10%
2011 128 13%
2012 110 11%
2013 112 11%
2014 102 10%
2015 107 11%
2016 82 8%
2017 105 11%
2018 89 9%
2019 67 7%
Country Albums %


United States 560 56%
United Kingdom 220 22%
Canada 68 7%
Australia 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Sweden 17 2%
France 8 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Live? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
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13. Best Albums of 2022 by The New York Times (2022)
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17. Top Rock Albums of 2022 by Ultimate Classic Rock (2022)
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