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.
20104,677271,441
20114,800224,182
20125,082247,668
20135,683230,374
20146,055187,030
20155,970232,642
20165,868199,923
20175,934164,507
20185,910137,513
20196,165105,655
Total56,1442,000,935

The best artists of the 2010s were Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Tame Impala, Beach House, Frank Ocean, Sufjan Stevens, The National, Radiohead and Vampire Weekend.
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2019
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5,019
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2010
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5,001
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2018
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4,927
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2015
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4,757
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2012
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4,712
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2016
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4,699
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2012
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4,691
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2016
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4,645
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2014
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4,462
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2017
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4,434
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 6 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 96 10%
2011 135 14%
2012 109 11%
2013 119 12%
2014 106 11%
2015 108 11%
2016 82 8%
2017 100 10%
2018 84 8%
2019 61 6%
Country Albums %


United States 565 57%
United Kingdom 218 22%
Canada 65 7%
Australia 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Sweden 18 2%
France 9 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Live? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
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