Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 40,000 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.
20104,335275,097
20114,468225,066
20124,769249,811
20135,339231,008
20145,636182,475
20155,527220,760
20165,333184,750
20175,338148,768
20185,091112,541
20194,52562,296
Total50,3611,892,573

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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2013
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304
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2011
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302
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 82 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 106 11%
2011 143 14%
2012 119 12%
2013 130 13%
2014 111 11%
2015 104 10%
2016 74 7%
2017 104 10%
2018 74 7%
2019 35 4%
Country Albums %


United States 567 57%
United Kingdom 214 21%
Canada 66 7%
Australia 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Sweden 18 2%
France 11 1%
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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. Funeral by Arcade Fire
11. The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground & Nico
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. London Calling by The Clash
19. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
20. The Bends by Radiohead
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