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.
20104,745267,018
20114,900218,580
20125,150243,137
20135,749227,037
20146,139185,443
20156,039229,969
20165,961201,442
20176,042166,023
20185,993140,066
20196,271108,579
Total56,9891,987,295

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 97 10%
2011 136 14%
2012 106 11%
2013 118 12%
2014 105 11%
2015 105 11%
2016 84 8%
2017 100 10%
2018 87 9%
2019 62 6%
Country Albums %


United States 564 56%
United Kingdom 215 22%
Canada 66 7%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
Australia 33 3%
Sweden 19 2%
France 9 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Live? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 994 99%
Yes 6 1%
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