Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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.
20104,833260,822
20114,983214,351
20125,238237,960
20135,824223,891
20146,239183,586
20156,152229,529
20166,089200,394
20176,161166,869
20186,115141,580
20196,448111,325
Total58,0821,970,308

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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2015
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40,592
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2010
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31,167
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2012
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28,923
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2010
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26,683
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2012
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20,403
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2015
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19,731
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2016
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18,242
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2016
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15,185
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2013
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13,525
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2016
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12,834
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 98 10%
2011 130 13%
2012 112 11%
2013 116 12%
2014 105 11%
2015 106 11%
2016 81 8%
2017 103 10%
2018 87 9%
2019 62 6%
Country Albums %


United States 558 56%
United Kingdom 223 22%
Canada 67 7%
Australia 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Sweden 18 2%
France 8 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
Live? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
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