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.
20104,338275,615
20114,484225,372
20124,774250,423
20135,345230,966
20145,648182,463
20155,538221,633
20165,341185,190
20175,350149,670
20185,101112,826
20194,56864,779
Total50,4871,898,936

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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2010
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5,735
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2011
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5,722
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2017
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5,672
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2017
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5,326
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2016
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5,316
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2010
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5,112
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2014
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5,076
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2010
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5,052
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2015
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4,747
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2012
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4,745
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 5 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 106 11%
2011 143 14%
2012 119 12%
2013 130 13%
2014 110 11%
2015 103 10%
2016 75 8%
2017 103 10%
2018 73 7%
2019 38 4%
Country Albums %


United States 566 57%
United Kingdom 215 22%
Canada 67 7%
Australia 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Sweden 18 2%
France 11 1%
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Best Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. David Bowie
5. Led Zeppelin
6. Bob Dylan
7. Arcade Fire
8. The Rolling Stones
9. The Velvet Underground
10. Nirvana
11. The Smiths
12. Kendrick Lamar
13. Pixies
14. Neil Young
15. The Beach Boys
16. Miles Davis
17. Kanye West
18. Bruce Springsteen
19. The Who
20. R.E.M.
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