Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 40,000 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.
20104,337275,281
20114,475225,183
20124,772249,946
20135,340230,991
20145,640182,501
20155,529221,217
20165,339185,007
20175,341149,132
20185,094112,930
20194,54262,481
Total50,4091,894,669

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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2019
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 106 11%
2011 143 14%
2012 119 12%
2013 129 13%
2014 111 11%
2015 104 10%
2016 75 8%
2017 104 10%
2018 74 7%
2019 35 4%
Country Albums %


United States 567 57%
United Kingdom 215 22%
Canada 66 7%
Australia 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Sweden 18 2%
France 11 1%
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