Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 52,000 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.
20105,382242,066
20115,535201,490
20125,863223,121
20136,352214,142
20146,833182,170
20156,863225,123
20166,748204,233
20176,946173,016
20186,988150,089
20197,388128,542
Total64,8981,943,992

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 Nick Cave.
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2017
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5,755
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2019
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5,442
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2010
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5,272
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2010
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5,161
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2011
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5,080
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2017
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5,033
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2014
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4,947
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2010
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4,898
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2016
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4,877
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 99 10%
2011 123 12%
2012 110 11%
2013 112 11%
2014 100 10%
2015 105 11%
2016 87 9%
2017 103 10%
2018 91 9%
2019 73 7%
Country Albums %


United States 557 56%
United Kingdom 221 22%
Canada 71 7%
Australia 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Sweden 19 2%
France 9 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 11 1%
Live? Albums %
No 998 100%
Yes 5 0%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 997 99%
Yes 6 1%
Best Albums of 1977
1. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
2. Animals by Pink Floyd
3. Marquee Moon by Television
4. Low by David Bowie
5. Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols by Sex Pistols
6. Aja by Steely Dan
7. The Stranger by Billy Joel
8. "Heroes" by David Bowie
9. Exodus by Bob Marley & The Wailers
10. The Clash by The Clash
11. Trans Europa Express by Kraftwerk
12. Pink Flag by Wire
13. My Aim Is True by Elvis Costello
14. Out Of The Blue by Electric Light Orchestra
15. Talking Heads: 77 by Talking Heads
16. Lust For Life by Iggy Pop
17. Bat Out Of Hell by Meat Loaf
18. Rocket To Russia by Ramones
19. Suicide by Suicide
20. The Idiot by Iggy Pop
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