Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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.
20104,833260,337
20114,987214,086
20125,245237,686
20135,830223,808
20146,248183,577
20156,154229,510
20166,093200,460
20176,169167,018
20186,124141,715
20196,456111,338
Total58,1391,969,536

The best artists of the 2010s were Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Tame Impala, Arcade Fire, Beach House, Frank Ocean, Sufjan Stevens, Radiohead, The National and Vampire Weekend.
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254
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 98 10%
2011 130 13%
2012 112 11%
2013 117 12%
2014 105 11%
2015 107 11%
2016 81 8%
2017 102 10%
2018 87 9%
2019 61 6%
Country Albums %


United States 559 56%
United Kingdom 223 22%
Canada 66 7%
Australia 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Sweden 18 2%
France 8 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
Live? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
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1. Hounds Of Love by Kate Bush
2. Rain Dogs by Tom Waits
3. Brothers In Arms by Dire Straits
4. Meat Is Murder by The Smiths
5. Psychocandy by The Jesus And Mary Chain
6. Songs From The Big Chair by Tears For Fears
7. The Head On The Door by The Cure
8. Tim by The Replacements
9. Steve McQueen by Prefab Sprout
10. Misplaced Childhood by Marillion
11. Low-Life by New Order
12. Rum Sodomy & The Lash by The Pogues
13. This Nation's Saving Grace by The Fall
14. This Is The Sea by The Waterboys
15. New Day Rising by Hüsker Dü
16. Fables Of The Reconstruction by R.E.M.
17. Little Creatures by Talking Heads
18. Around The World In A Day by Prince And The Revolution
19. Love by The Cult
20. No Jacket Required by Phil Collins
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