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.
20104,679271,067
20114,803223,362
20125,083247,096
20135,684229,713
20146,056186,480
20155,972232,162
20165,876199,414
20175,943164,191
20185,917137,359
20196,178105,886
Total56,1911,996,731

The best artists of the 2010s were Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Tame Impala, Beach House, Frank Ocean, Sufjan Stevens, The National, Radiohead and Vampire Weekend.
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2016
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3,572
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2012
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3,558
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2015
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3,535
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2018
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3,519
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2015
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3,498
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2018
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3,471
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2012
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3,468
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2010
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3,467
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2016
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3,443
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2017
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3,391
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 8 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 96 10%
2011 136 14%
2012 109 11%
2013 120 12%
2014 105 11%
2015 108 11%
2016 81 8%
2017 99 10%
2018 85 9%
2019 61 6%
Country Albums %


United States 564 56%
United Kingdom 219 22%
Canada 65 7%
Australia 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Sweden 19 2%
France 9 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Live? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
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