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.
20104,655271,987
20114,774224,173
20125,055248,358
20135,663230,713
20146,033187,128
20155,947233,684
20165,832199,810
20175,909164,595
20185,886136,873
20196,136105,574
Total55,8902,002,895

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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41,015
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2010
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32,346
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2012
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30,537
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2010
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29,414
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2012
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22,117
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2015
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19,747
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2016
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18,805
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2016
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14,891
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2013
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14,192
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13,835
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 98 10%
2011 135 14%
2012 110 11%
2013 120 12%
2014 106 11%
2015 107 11%
2016 78 8%
2017 101 10%
2018 84 8%
2019 61 6%
Country Albums %


United States 566 57%
United Kingdom 215 22%
Canada 65 7%
Australia 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
Sweden 18 2%
France 9 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Live? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
Recognised  Decade Charts (2010s)
1. 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Rolling Stone (2019)
2. 100 Best Albums of the 2010s: Staff Picks by Billboard (2019)
3. Top 100 Albums of the Decade by Crack Magazine (2019)
4. The Needle Drop's Top Albums Of The 2010s by The Needle Drop (2019)
5. Tiny Mix Tapes 2010s: Favorite 100 Music Releases of the Decade by Tiny Mix Tapes (2019)
6. The A.V. Club's 50 best albums of the 2010s by The A.V. Club (2019)
7. Top 50 Albums of the 2010s by The Wild Honey Pie (2019)
8. NME's Greatest Albums of The Decade: The 2010s by New Music Express (2019)
9. Gorilla vs. Bear’s Albums of the Decade | 2010-2019 by Gorilla vs. Bear (2019)
10. The 50 best albums of the decade – 2010 to 2019 by Independent (2019)
11. All The Best Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked by Uproxx (2019)
12. The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s by Stereogum (2019)
13. The 50 Best Albums of the Decade by Deep Cuts (2019)
14. Top 100 Albums of the 2010s by Consequence of Sound (2019)
15. The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Paste (2019)
16. StuBru albums of 2010s by StuBru (2017)
17. The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s by Pitchfork (2019)
18. 100 greatest albums of the 2010s by cleveland.com (2019)
19. Top 108 Best Albums Of The 2010s by 108 Mics (2020)
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