Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 41,000 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.
20104,355274,596
20114,494225,369
20124,790250,200
20135,362230,703
20145,671182,544
20155,579222,623
20165,377186,199
20175,402150,873
20185,129114,119
20194,64069,119
Total50,7991,906,347

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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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 107 11%
2011 141 14%
2012 117 12%
2013 129 13%
2014 110 11%
2015 104 10%
2016 75 8%
2017 103 10%
2018 74 7%
2019 40 4%
Country Albums %


United States 564 56%
United Kingdom 215 22%
Canada 66 7%
Australia 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Sweden 18 2%
France 11 1%
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