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.
20104,325274,822
20114,446223,970
20124,737248,167
20135,328229,743
20145,612181,774
20155,497219,056
20165,303183,634
20175,308146,169
20185,038109,434
20194,37056,146
Total49,9641,872,915

The best artists of the 2010s were Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Tame Impala, Frank Ocean, Sufjan Stevens, Beach House, Radiohead, The National and Vampire Weekend.
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2011
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620
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616
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2012
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614
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611
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609
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 40 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 105 11%
2011 143 14%
2012 120 12%
2013 132 13%
2014 112 11%
2015 105 11%
2016 76 8%
2017 105 11%
2018 71 7%
2019 31 3%
Country Albums %


United States 568 57%
United Kingdom 213 21%
Canada 66 7%
Australia 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Sweden 17 2%
France 11 1%
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