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.
20104,402275,105
20114,537225,372
20124,849249,392
20135,437231,051
20145,745183,328
20155,655227,068
20165,450190,856
20175,492155,368
20185,234120,440
20194,81279,585
Total51,6131,937,566

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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3,544
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2019
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3,529
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2010
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3,522
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2016
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3,369
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2016
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3,344
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2010
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3,339
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2011
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3,339
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2012
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3,333
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2015
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3,291
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2015
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3,287
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 8 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 107 11%
2011 141 14%
2012 111 11%
2013 127 13%
2014 105 11%
2015 103 10%
2016 74 7%
2017 103 10%
2018 76 8%
2019 53 5%
Country Albums %


United States 570 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%
Live? Albums %
No 999 100%
Yes 1 0%
Best Ever Albums
1. OK Computer by Radiohead
2. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
3. Abbey Road by The Beatles
4. Revolver by The Beatles
5. Kid A by Radiohead
6. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
7. In Rainbows by Radiohead
8. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
9. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
10. The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground & Nico
11. Funeral by Arcade Fire
12. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
13. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
14. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
15. Nevermind by Nirvana
16. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
17. Doolittle by Pixies
18. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
19. London Calling by The Clash
20. The Bends by Radiohead
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