Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 50,000 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.
20105,058250,609
20115,215207,365
20125,495231,283
20136,009219,726
20146,470184,731
20156,427230,021
20166,373206,790
20176,527173,444
20186,411149,907
20196,927124,962
Total60,9121,978,838

The best artists of the 2010s were Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Tame Impala, Arcade Fire, Frank Ocean, Beach House, Sufjan Stevens, Radiohead, The National and Vampire Weekend.
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5,907
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2010
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5,624
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2010
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5,446
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2017
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5,339
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2019
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5,302
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2011
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5,279
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2010
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5,144
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2014
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5,044
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2010
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5,037
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2016
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4,859
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 5 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 96 10%
2011 126 13%
2012 108 11%
2013 112 11%
2014 100 10%
2015 110 11%
2016 84 8%
2017 105 11%
2018 90 9%
2019 69 7%
Country Albums %


United States 559 56%
United Kingdom 221 22%
Canada 68 7%
Australia 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Sweden 17 2%
France 9 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Live? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
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