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.
20104,353275,017
20114,494225,379
20124,791250,202
20135,363230,854
20145,672182,628
20155,580222,662
20165,377186,889
20175,403150,996
20185,129114,425
20194,64569,722
Total50,8071,908,775

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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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 107 11%
2011 142 14%
2012 117 12%
2013 129 13%
2014 110 11%
2015 104 10%
2016 75 8%
2017 102 10%
2018 74 7%
2019 40 4%
Country Albums %


United States 564 56%
United Kingdom 215 22%
Canada 66 7%
Australia 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Sweden 18 2%
France 11 1%
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Best Albums of the 2010s
1. To Pimp A Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
2. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West
3. The Suburbs by Arcade Fire
4. Good Kid, M.A.A.D City by Kendrick Lamar
5. Lonerism by Tame Impala
6. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
7. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
8. Modern Vampires Of The City by Vampire Weekend
9. High Violet by The National
10. Blonde by Frank Ocean
11. ★ (Blackstar) by David Bowie
12. Teen Dream by Beach House
13. Channel Orange by Frank Ocean
14. Bon Iver by Bon Iver
15. Lost In The Dream by The War On Drugs
16. Helplessness Blues by Fleet Foxes
17. Currents by Tame Impala
18. This Is Happening by LCD Soundsystem
19. Reflektor by Arcade Fire
20. An Awesome Wave by ∆ (alt-J)
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