Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 44,000 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.
20104,697269,989
20114,823222,092
20125,102245,933
20135,699228,594
20146,071185,919
20155,985231,029
20165,897199,734
20175,959163,919
20185,935137,518
20196,193106,250
Total56,3611,990,978

The best artists of the 2010s were Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Tame Impala, Arcade Fire, Beach House, Frank Ocean, Sufjan Stevens, The National, Radiohead and Vampire Weekend.
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2013
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443
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442
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441
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439
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438
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 60 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 98 10%
2011 136 14%
2012 107 11%
2013 121 12%
2014 106 11%
2015 104 10%
2016 82 8%
2017 101 10%
2018 85 9%
2019 60 6%
Country Albums %


United States 565 57%
United Kingdom 217 22%
Canada 65 7%
Australia 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Sweden 19 2%
France 10 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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