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.
20104,721269,439
20114,867220,376
20125,122244,668
20135,721228,059
20146,095185,570
20156,004230,479
20165,924200,797
20175,997164,523
20185,957139,078
20196,232108,228
Total56,6401,991,217

The best artists of the 2010s were Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Tame Impala, Arcade Fire, Beach House, Frank Ocean, Sufjan Stevens, The National, Radiohead and Vampire Weekend.
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2011
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7,307
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2015
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6,962
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2013
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6,758
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2017
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6,559
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2011
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6,545
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2010
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6,200
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2016
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6,138
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2010
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6,134
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2018
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6,118
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2019
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6,057
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 4 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 97 10%
2011 136 14%
2012 107 11%
2013 119 12%
2014 106 11%
2015 105 11%
2016 82 8%
2017 101 10%
2018 85 9%
2019 62 6%
Country Albums %


United States 563 56%
United Kingdom 215 22%
Canada 66 7%
Mixed Nationality 36 4%
Australia 34 3%
Sweden 19 2%
France 9 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Live? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 994 99%
Yes 6 1%
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17. Our 50 favourite albums of 2020 by The Vinyl Factory (2020)
18. The 40 best albums of 2020 by Independent (2020)
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