Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 44,000 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.
20104,697269,882
20114,824222,053
20125,102245,806
20135,699228,600
20146,072185,847
20155,985231,174
20165,897199,725
20175,962163,874
20185,935137,474
20196,195106,250
Total56,3681,990,684

The best artists of the 2010s were Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Tame Impala, Arcade Fire, Beach House, Frank Ocean, Sufjan Stevens, The National, Radiohead and Vampire Weekend.
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2017
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954
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2012
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951
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2015
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949
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2017
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948
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2016
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945
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2019
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936
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2011
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936
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2015
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927
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2017
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926
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2014
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920
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 98 10%
2011 136 14%
2012 107 11%
2013 121 12%
2014 106 11%
2015 104 10%
2016 82 8%
2017 101 10%
2018 85 9%
2019 60 6%
Country Albums %


United States 565 57%
United Kingdom 217 22%
Canada 65 7%
Australia 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Sweden 19 2%
France 10 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Live? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
Best Albums of the 1980s
1. Doolittle by Pixies
2. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
3. Remain In Light by Talking Heads
4. The Stone Roses by The Stone Roses
5. Disintegration by The Cure
6. The Joshua Tree by U2
7. Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth
8. Closer by Joy Division
9. Hounds Of Love by Kate Bush
10. Thriller by Michael Jackson
11. Purple Rain by Prince And The Revolution
12. Surfer Rosa by Pixies
13. Rain Dogs by Tom Waits
14. Master Of Puppets by Metallica
15. Appetite For Destruction by Guns N' Roses
16. Graceland by Paul Simon
17. Back In Black by AC/DC
18. Murmur by R.E.M.
19. Spirit Of Eden by Talk Talk
20. Moving Pictures by Rush
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