Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 40,000 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.
20104,325275,284
20114,448224,056
20124,738249,211
20135,328229,952
20145,619181,978
20155,508220,410
20165,309184,364
20175,314147,771
20185,062111,015
20194,43858,966
Total50,0891,883,009

The best artists of the 2010s were Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Tame Impala, Frank Ocean, Beach House, Sufjan Stevens, Radiohead, The National and Vampire Weekend.
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2015
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2011
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332
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2012
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331
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2016
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331
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2017
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331
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2017
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329
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2017
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329
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 75 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 106 11%
2011 143 14%
2012 119 12%
2013 130 13%
2014 111 11%
2015 104 10%
2016 76 8%
2017 105 11%
2018 71 7%
2019 35 4%
Country Albums %


United States 570 57%
United Kingdom 213 21%
Canada 66 7%
Australia 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Sweden 17 2%
France 11 1%
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