Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 49,000 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.
20104,909253,391
20115,089208,725
20125,358232,341
20135,925220,484
20146,339184,027
20156,289228,521
20166,252204,377
20176,330171,022
20186,317147,954
20196,734121,934
Total59,5421,972,777

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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257
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257
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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 95 10%
2011 128 13%
2012 108 11%
2013 112 11%
2014 101 10%
2015 107 11%
2016 84 8%
2017 107 11%
2018 90 9%
2019 69 7%
Country Albums %


United States 562 56%
United Kingdom 219 22%
Canada 67 7%
Australia 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Sweden 16 2%
Ireland 8 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 10 1%
Live? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 5 0%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 5 0%
Best Albums of the 2020s
1. The New Abnormal by The Strokes
2. Ants From Up There by Black Country, New Road
3. Fetch The Bolt Cutters by Fiona Apple
4. Punisher by Phoebe Bridgers
5. For The First Time by Black Country, New Road
6. Sometimes I Might Be Introvert by Little Simz
7. Folklore by Taylor Swift
8. Promises by Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra
9. Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You by Big Thief
10. Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers by Kendrick Lamar
11. Shore by Fleet Foxes
12. What's Your Pleasure? by Jessie Ware
13. After Hours by The Weeknd
14. RTJ4 by Run The Jewels
15. Jubilee by Japanese Breakfast
16. Call Me If You Get Lost by Tyler, The Creator
17. Bright Green Field by Squid
18. How I'm Feeling Now by Charli XCX
19. Cavalcade by Black Midi
20. The Slow Rush by Tame Impala
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