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.
20104,405274,853
20114,538225,286
20124,849249,365
20135,443230,945
20145,746183,507
20155,656227,038
20165,454190,801
20175,495155,395
20185,235120,495
20194,81579,709
Total51,6361,937,396

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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39,999
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2010
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32,615
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2010
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31,491
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2012
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30,387
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2012
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23,040
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2015
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19,896
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2016
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19,253
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2013
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14,523
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2016
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14,076
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2010
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13,966
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 107 11%
2011 141 14%
2012 111 11%
2013 128 13%
2014 105 11%
2015 103 10%
2016 74 7%
2017 103 10%
2018 75 8%
2019 53 5%
Country Albums %


United States 569 57%
United Kingdom 218 22%
Canada 66 7%
Australia 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Sweden 17 2%
France 11 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
Live? Albums %
No 999 100%
Yes 1 0%
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