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.
20104,402275,105
20114,537225,372
20124,849249,392
20135,437231,051
20145,745183,328
20155,655227,068
20165,450190,856
20175,492155,368
20185,234120,440
20194,81279,585
Total51,6131,937,566

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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2015
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40,101
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2010
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32,615
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2010
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31,589
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2012
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30,395
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2012
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23,029
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2015
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19,900
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2016
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19,327
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2013
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14,524
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2016
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14,148
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2010
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13,967
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 107 11%
2011 141 14%
2012 111 11%
2013 127 13%
2014 105 11%
2015 103 10%
2016 74 7%
2017 103 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%
Live? Albums %
No 999 100%
Yes 1 0%
Best Artists of 1964
1. The Beatles
2. Bob Dylan
3. Stan Getz & João Gilberto
4. Eric Dolphy
5. The Ronettes
6. The Rolling Stones
7. The Kinks
8. Jerry Lee Lewis
9. Sam Cooke
10. The Supremes
11. Diana Ross & The Supremes
12. Lee Morgan
13. Muddy Waters
14. The Beach Boys
15. Herbie Hancock
16. Wayne Shorter
17. Horace Silver
18. Horace Silver Quintet
19. Otis Redding
20. Woody Guthrie
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