Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 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.
20104,745267,018
20114,900218,580
20125,150243,137
20135,749227,037
20146,139185,443
20156,039229,969
20165,961201,442
20176,042166,023
20185,993140,066
20196,271108,579
Total56,9891,987,295

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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2014
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4,349
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2014
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4,255
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2011
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4,187
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2010
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4,076
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4,040
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2013
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3,954
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2014
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3,903
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3,815
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2011
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3,762
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2016
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3,658
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 97 10%
2011 136 14%
2012 106 11%
2013 118 12%
2014 105 11%
2015 105 11%
2016 84 8%
2017 100 10%
2018 87 9%
2019 62 6%
Country Albums %


United States 564 56%
United Kingdom 215 22%
Canada 66 7%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
Australia 33 3%
Sweden 19 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 994 99%
Yes 6 1%
Best Albums of 2009
1. Merriweather Post Pavilion by Animal Collective
2. Hospice by The Antlers
3. xx by The xx
4. Veckatimest by Grizzly Bear
5. Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix by Phoenix (FR)
6. The Resistance by Muse
7. Lungs by Florence + The Machine
8. Humbug by Arctic Monkeys
9. Bitte Orca by Dirty Projectors
10. Sigh No More by Mumford & Sons
11. Crack The Skye by Mastodon
12. Man On The Moon: The End Of Day by Kid Cudi
13. Fever Ray by Fever Ray
14. It's Blitz! by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
15. West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum by Kasabian
16. Actor by St. Vincent
17. Primary Colours by The Horrors
18. The Fame Monster by Lady Gaga
19. Them Crooked Vultures by Them Crooked Vultures
20. Embryonic by The Flaming Lips
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