Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 43,000 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.
20104,455276,094
20114,601225,841
20124,902250,608
20135,499232,460
20145,795184,589
20155,716229,243
20165,512193,203
20175,578157,715
20185,335123,757
20195,01587,212
Total52,4081,960,722

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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3,640
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2012
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3,539
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2016
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3,405
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2015
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3,376
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2016
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3,362
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2010
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3,355
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3,354
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2011
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3,302
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 8 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 1,073 11%
2011 1,114 11%
2012 1,137 11%
2013 1,143 11%
2014 1,098 11%
2015 1,061 11%
2016 939 9%
2017 938 9%
2018 833 8%
2019 664 7%
Country Albums %


United States 4,755 48%
United Kingdom 1,816 18%
Canada 487 5%
Mixed Nationality 365 4%
Australia 337 3%
Germany 257 3%
Sweden 243 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,731 97%
Yes 269 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,880 99%
Yes 120 1%
Best Albums of the 1970s
1. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
2. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
3. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
4. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
5. London Calling by The Clash
6. The Wall by Pink Floyd
7. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
8. Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division
9. Who's Next by The Who
10. Animals by Pink Floyd
11. Exile On Main St. by The Rolling Stones
12. Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan
13. Hunky Dory by David Bowie
14. Marquee Moon by Television
15. Pink Moon by Nick Drake
16. Low by David Bowie
17. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
18. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
19. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
20. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
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