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.
20104,402275,171
20114,536225,440
20124,848249,441
20135,433231,079
20145,739183,333
20155,654227,120
20165,450190,826
20175,491155,451
20185,234120,415
20194,80979,572
Total51,5961,937,848

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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2018
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4,747
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2015
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4,739
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2016
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4,607
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2018
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4,508
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2012
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4,488
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2014
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4,422
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2014
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4,210
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2010
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4,206
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2013
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4,176
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2015
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4,098
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 6 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 107 11%
2011 141 14%
2012 111 11%
2013 126 13%
2014 105 11%
2015 103 10%
2016 74 7%
2017 104 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 the 1990s
1. Radiohead
2. Nirvana
3. Neutral Milk Hotel
4. The Smashing Pumpkins
5. Oasis
6. My Bloody Valentine
7. Weezer
8. Pearl Jam
9. R.E.M.
10. Richard David James
11. Björk
12. Pavement
13. Jeff Buckley
14. Sigur Rós
15. Blur
16. Red Hot Chili Peppers
17. Portishead
18. Elliott Smith
19. Nas
20. Massive Attack
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