Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 43,000 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.
20104,491275,884
20114,624226,089
20124,927250,738
20135,525234,338
20145,821185,899
20155,749230,538
20165,561195,693
20175,620159,637
20185,444127,207
20195,20392,030
Total52,9651,978,054

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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2017
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4,254
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2010
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4,212
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2014
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4,207
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2011
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4,140
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2016
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4,128
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2015
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4,107
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2011
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3,962
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2011
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3,954
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2011
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3,908
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2014
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3,632
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 7 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 102 10%
2011 140 14%
2012 111 11%
2013 126 13%
2014 105 11%
2015 106 11%
2016 77 8%
2017 100 10%
2018 79 8%
2019 54 5%
Country Albums %


United States 568 57%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Canada 70 7%
Australia 37 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Sweden 16 2%
Ireland 10 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
Live? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
Best Artists of 1961
1. John Coltrane
2. Robert Johnson
3. Ornette Coleman
4. Bill Evans
5. Bill Evans Trio
6. Ornette Coleman Double Quartet
7. Max Roach
8. Oliver Nelson
9. Miles Davis
10. John Coltrane Quartet
11. Ray Charles
12. Patsy Cline
13. Roy Orbison
14. Yusef Lateef
15. The Miles Davis Sextet
16. Django Reinhardt
17. Bobby Bland
18. Eric Dolphy
19. Elvis Presley
20. Thelonious Monk Quartet & John Coltrane
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