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.
20104,394274,877
20114,533225,935
20124,840249,747
20135,431230,801
20145,733183,685
20155,647226,759
20165,445190,598
20175,484155,045
20185,223120,240
20194,79479,270
Total51,5241,936,957

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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2012
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3,552
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2010
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3,530
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2019
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3,462
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2016
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3,367
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2012
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3,356
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2016
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3,352
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2011
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3,344
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2010
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3,338
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2015
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3,288
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2015
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3,262
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 105 11%
2011 142 14%
2012 111 11%
2013 127 13%
2014 105 11%
2015 103 10%
2016 74 7%
2017 104 10%
2018 76 8%
2019 53 5%
Country Albums %


United States 569 57%
United Kingdom 217 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%
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