Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 43,000 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.
20104,455276,233
20114,602225,931
20124,906250,775
20135,501232,525
20145,796184,649
20155,717229,357
20165,515193,370
20175,578157,805
20185,336123,982
20195,01687,332
Total52,4221,961,961

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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2016
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4,688
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2018
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4,685
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2016
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4,674
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2018
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4,645
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2012
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4,629
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2014
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4,593
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2019
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4,403
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2019
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4,301
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2013
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4,229
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2014
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4,220
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 6 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 1,073 11%
2011 1,114 11%
2012 1,139 11%
2013 1,143 11%
2014 1,098 11%
2015 1,060 11%
2016 939 9%
2017 938 9%
2018 832 8%
2019 664 7%
Country Albums %


United States 4,756 48%
United Kingdom 1,815 18%
Canada 487 5%
Mixed Nationality 365 4%
Australia 337 3%
Germany 257 3%
Sweden 243 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,731 97%
Yes 269 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,880 99%
Yes 120 1%
Recognised  Decade Charts (2010s)
1. 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Rolling Stone (2019)
2. 100 Best Albums of the 2010s: Staff Picks by Billboard (2019)
3. Tiny Mix Tapes 2010s: Favorite 100 Music Releases of the Decade by Tiny Mix Tapes (2019)
4. The A.V. Club's 50 best albums of the 2010s by The A.V. Club (2019)
5. Top 50 Albums of the 2010s by The Wild Honey Pie (2019)
6. NME's Greatest Albums of The Decade: The 2010s by New Music Express (2019)
7. Gorilla vs. Bear’s Albums of the Decade | 2010-2019 by Gorilla vs. Bear (2019)
8. The 50 best albums of the decade – 2010 to 2019 by Independent (2019)
9. All The Best Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked by Uproxx (2019)
10. Top 100 Albums of the Decade by Crack Magazine (2019)
11. The Needle Drop's Top Albums Of The 2010s by The Needle Drop (2019)
12. The 50 Best Albums of the Decade by Deep Cuts (2019)
13. The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s by Stereogum (2019)
14. Top 100 Albums of the 2010s by Consequence of Sound (2019)
15. The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Paste (2019)
16. StuBru albums of 2010s by StuBru (2017)
17. The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s by Pitchfork (2019)
18. 100 greatest albums of the 2010s by cleveland.com (2019)
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