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.
20104,695270,046
20114,821222,303
20125,102246,119
20135,699228,768
20146,071186,089
20155,984231,181
20165,895199,844
20175,958164,038
20185,932137,570
20196,192106,409
Total56,3491,992,369

The best artists of the 2010s were Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Tame Impala, Beach House, Frank Ocean, Sufjan Stevens, The National, Radiohead and Vampire Weekend.
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2019
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257
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2011
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

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 Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. David Bowie
5. Bob Dylan
6. Led Zeppelin
7. The Rolling Stones
8. Arcade Fire
9. The Velvet Underground
10. Nirvana
11. The Smiths
12. Kendrick Lamar
13. Neil Young
14. Miles Davis
15. The Beach Boys
16. Pixies
17. Kanye West
18. Jimi Hendrix
19. Bruce Springsteen
20. R.E.M.
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