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.
20104,325275,162
20114,448223,785
20124,738248,418
20135,328229,704
20145,618181,846
20155,508219,831
20165,308183,897
20175,312147,394
20185,062110,563
20194,43058,251
Total50,0771,878,849

The best artists of the 2010s were Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Tame Impala, Frank Ocean, Sufjan Stevens, Beach House, Radiohead, The National and Vampire Weekend.
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2016
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2013
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433
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2017
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431
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2011
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431
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2012
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430
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2018
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430
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2018
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429
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2010
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427
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2013
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426
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2019
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426
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 58 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 106 11%
2011 143 14%
2012 119 12%
2013 130 13%
2014 111 11%
2015 105 11%
2016 76 8%
2017 105 11%
2018 71 7%
2019 34 3%
Country Albums %


United States 570 57%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Canada 66 7%
Australia 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Sweden 17 2%
France 11 1%
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18. The 50 best albums of 2019 by Independent (2019)
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