Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 42,000 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.
20104,438275,931
20114,583226,002
20124,876250,424
20135,480231,785
20145,784184,369
20155,698229,118
20165,494192,595
20175,548157,055
20185,300123,207
20194,92585,961
Total52,1261,956,446

The best artists of the 2010s were Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Tame Impala, Beach House, Frank Ocean, Sufjan Stevens, Radiohead, The National and Vampire Weekend.
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2016
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9,130
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2012
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9,047
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9,024
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2013
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8,967
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2013
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8,931
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2013
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8,861
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2012
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8,770
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2010
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7,992
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2010
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7,520
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2014
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7,483
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 3 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 107 11%
2011 140 14%
2012 111 11%
2013 127 13%
2014 104 10%
2015 103 10%
2016 74 7%
2017 102 10%
2018 77 8%
2019 55 6%
Country Albums %


United States 570 57%
United Kingdom 215 22%
Canada 66 7%
Australia 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Sweden 17 2%
France 11 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
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2. Heaven Or Las Vegas by Cocteau Twins
3. Nowhere by Ride
4. Bossanova by Pixies
5. Rust In Peace by Megadeth
6. Goo by Sonic Youth
7. Ritual De Lo Habitual by Jane's Addiction
8. Repeater by Fugazi
9. The La's by The La's
10. Fear Of A Black Planet by Public Enemy
11. Pills 'N' Thrills And Bellyaches by Happy Mondays
12. The Good Son by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
13. Canción Animal by Soda Stereo
14. I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got by Sinéad O'Connor
15. Flood by They Might Be Giants
16. Reading, Writing And Arithmetic by The Sundays
17. Soundtrack From Twin Peaks by Angelo Badalamenti
18. Shake Your Money Maker by The Black Crowes
19. Ragged Glory by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
20. Painkiller by Judas Priest
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