Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 49,000 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.
20104,907253,047
20115,087208,739
20125,353232,291
20135,920220,092
20146,339183,736
20156,288228,129
20166,245203,871
20176,326170,508
20186,312147,272
20196,728121,493
Total59,5051,969,179

The best artists of the 2010s were Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Tame Impala, Arcade Fire, Beach House, Frank Ocean, Sufjan Stevens, Radiohead, The National and Vampire Weekend.
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2010
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2013
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258
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257
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2019
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257
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2017
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257
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2016
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256
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 96 10%
2011 128 13%
2012 108 11%
2013 112 11%
2014 101 10%
2015 107 11%
2016 84 8%
2017 106 11%
2018 90 9%
2019 68 7%
Country Albums %


United States 561 56%
United Kingdom 219 22%
Canada 67 7%
Australia 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Sweden 16 2%
France 9 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Live? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
Best Albums of the 1950s
1. Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis
2. Mingus Ah Um by Charles Mingus
3. Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
4. Blue Train by John Coltrane
5. Elvis Presley by Elvis Presley
6. In The Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra
7. Here's Little Richard by Little Richard
8. The Shape Of Jazz To Come by Ornette Coleman
9. Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
10. Chuck Berry Is On Top by Chuck Berry
11. Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday
12. Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk
13. Songs For Swingin' Lovers! by Frank Sinatra
14. Saxophone Colossus by Sonny Rollins
15. Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
16. The "Chirping" Crickets by The Crickets
17. Birth Of The Cool by Miles Davis
18. Buddy Holly by Buddy Holly
19. Chet Baker Sings by Chet Baker
20. Moanin' In The Moonlight by Howlin' Wolf
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