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.
20104,634273,362
20114,759225,610
20125,040249,475
20135,649232,756
20146,007187,645
20155,936233,746
20165,793200,184
20175,873164,420
20185,848136,759
20196,048104,249
Total55,5872,008,206

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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2018
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5,972
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2014
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5,902
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2017
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5,887
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2019
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5,770
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2010
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5,716
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2011
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5,554
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2017
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5,367
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2010
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5,282
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2019
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5,133
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2014
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5,096
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 96 10%
2011 135 14%
2012 109 11%
2013 124 12%
2014 104 10%
2015 108 11%
2016 77 8%
2017 103 10%
2018 84 8%
2019 60 6%
Country Albums %


United States 565 57%
United Kingdom 214 21%
Canada 65 7%
Mixed Nationality 35 4%
Australia 34 3%
Sweden 18 2%
France 9 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
Live? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
Best Artists of 2015
1. Kendrick Lamar
2. Sufjan Stevens
3. Tame Impala
4. Father John Misty
5. Grimes
6. Courtney Barnett
7. Carly Rae Jepsen
8. Steven Wilson
9. Beach House
10. Julia Holter
11. Jamie xx
12. Kamasi Washington
13. Björk
14. Joanna Newsom
15. Death Grips
16. Travis Scott
17. Blur
18. Everything Everything
19. Viet Cong
20. Preoccupations
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