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.
20104,655271,987
20114,774224,173
20125,055248,358
20135,663230,713
20146,033187,128
20155,947233,684
20165,832199,810
20175,909164,595
20185,886136,873
20196,136105,574
Total55,8902,002,895

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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2015
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41,068
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2010
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32,346
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2012
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30,538
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2010
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29,414
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2012
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22,155
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2015
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19,743
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2016
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18,805
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2016
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14,892
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2013
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14,192
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2010
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13,835
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 98 10%
2011 135 14%
2012 110 11%
2013 120 12%
2014 106 11%
2015 107 11%
2016 78 8%
2017 101 10%
2018 84 8%
2019 61 6%
Country Albums %


United States 566 57%
United Kingdom 215 22%
Canada 65 7%
Australia 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
Sweden 18 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 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
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