Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 41,000 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.
20104,402275,221
20114,536225,455
20124,847249,354
20135,432230,918
20145,739183,290
20155,653226,987
20165,449190,879
20175,489154,889
20185,234120,354
20194,80979,589
Total51,5901,936,936

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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2018
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4,748
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2015
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4,739
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2016
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4,608
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2018
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4,505
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2012
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4,490
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2014
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4,425
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2014
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4,211
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2010
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4,209
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2013
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4,176
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2015
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4,099
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 107 11%
2011 141 14%
2012 111 11%
2013 126 13%
2014 105 11%
2015 103 10%
2016 74 7%
2017 104 10%
2018 76 8%
2019 53 5%
Country Albums %


United States 570 57%
United Kingdom 217 22%
Canada 66 7%
Australia 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Sweden 17 2%
France 11 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
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3. Nas
4. Portishead
5. Oasis
6. Nine Inch Nails
7. Nirvana
8. Pavement
9. Soundgarden
10. Green Day
11. Blur
12. The Notorious B.I.G.
13. Manic Street Preachers
14. Suede
15. Guided By Voices
16. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
17. Pearl Jam
18. Pink Floyd
19. Live
20. Alice In Chains
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