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.
20104,833260,823
20114,984214,294
20125,240237,934
20135,824223,846
20146,241183,601
20156,152229,606
20166,089200,427
20176,162166,929
20186,116141,599
20196,447111,312
Total58,0881,970,370

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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2017
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6,066
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2019
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5,967
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2010
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5,926
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2011
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5,563
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2010
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5,545
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2017
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5,398
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2014
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5,373
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2019
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5,262
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2011
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5,160
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2010
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 5 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 98 10%
2011 130 13%
2012 112 11%
2013 116 12%
2014 105 11%
2015 106 11%
2016 81 8%
2017 103 10%
2018 87 9%
2019 62 6%
Country Albums %


United States 558 56%
United Kingdom 223 22%
Canada 67 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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3. Power, Corruption & Lies by New Order
4. Synchronicity by The Police
5. War by U2
6. Swordfishtrombones by Tom Waits
7. Speaking In Tongues by Talking Heads
8. Kill 'Em All by Metallica
9. Let's Dance by David Bowie
10. The Final Cut by Pink Floyd
11. Script Of The Bridge by The Chameleons
12. Clics Modernos by Charly García
13. Pyromania by Def Leppard
14. Soul Mining by The The
15. Texas Flood by Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
16. Script For A Jester's Tear by Marillion
17. Eliminator by ZZ Top
18. Holy Diver by Dio
19. Piece Of Mind by Iron Maiden
20. The Hurting by Tears For Fears
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