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.
20104,325275,255
20114,445224,361
20124,737248,687
20135,328230,119
20145,614181,485
20155,502219,628
20165,305183,810
20175,312146,843
20185,059109,953
20194,40557,458
Total50,0321,877,600

The best artists of the 2010s were Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Tame Impala, Frank Ocean, Beach House, Sufjan Stevens, Radiohead, The National and Vampire Weekend.
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2014
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2016
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2017
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415
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2013
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415
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2015
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412
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2011
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412
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2017
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411
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410
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 60 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 105 11%
2011 143 14%
2012 120 12%
2013 131 13%
2014 112 11%
2015 104 10%
2016 75 8%
2017 106 11%
2018 71 7%
2019 33 3%
Country Albums %


United States 569 57%
United Kingdom 213 21%
Canada 66 7%
Australia 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Sweden 17 2%
France 11 1%
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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. Top 100 Albums of the Decade by Crack Magazine (2019)
4. The Needle Drop's Top Albums Of The 2010s by The Needle Drop (2019)
5. Tiny Mix Tapes 2010s: Favorite 100 Music Releases of the Decade by Tiny Mix Tapes (2019)
6. The A.V. Club's 50 best albums of the 2010s by The A.V. Club (2019)
7. Top 50 Albums of the 2010s by The Wild Honey Pie (2019)
8. NME's Greatest Albums of The Decade: The 2010s by New Music Express (2019)
9. Gorilla vs. Bear’s Albums of the Decade | 2010-2019 by Gorilla vs. Bear (2019)
10. The 50 best albums of the decade – 2010 to 2019 by Independent (2019)
11. All The Best Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked by Uproxx (2019)
12. The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s by Stereogum (2019)
13. Top 100 Albums of the 2010s by Consequence of Sound (2019)
14. The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Paste (2019)
15. StuBru albums of 2010s by StuBru (2017)
16. The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s by Pitchfork (2019)
17. 100 greatest albums of the 2010s by cleveland.com (2019)
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