Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 39,000 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.
20104,255369,553
20114,386276,913
Bon Iver (191st)by Bon Iver
20124,677294,535
20135,279262,747
20145,579197,142
20155,439233,667
20165,252187,801
20175,242143,856
20184,952103,397
20193,47329,380
Total48,5342,098,989

The best artists of the 2010s are Kendrick Lamar, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Tame Impala, Beach House, The National, Sufjan Stevens, Frank Ocean, Radiohead and Vampire Weekend.
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612
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609
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608
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 45 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 138 14%
2011 155 16%
2012 124 12%
2013 135 14%
2014 112 11%
2015 100 10%
2016 68 7%
2017 89 9%
2018 63 6%
2019 16 2%
Country Albums %


United States 561 56%
United Kingdom 210 21%
Canada 68 7%
Australia 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Sweden 18 2%
France 13 1%
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Best Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. Led Zeppelin
5. Bob Dylan
6. David Bowie
7. Arcade Fire
8. The Rolling Stones
9. Nirvana
10. The Velvet Underground
11. The Smiths
12. Pixies
13. The Beach Boys
14. The Clash
15. U2
16. The Who
17. Neil Young
18. Bruce Springsteen
19. Jimi Hendrix
20. Miles Davis


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