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.
20104,325275,284
20114,448224,056
20124,738249,211
20135,328229,952
20145,619181,978
20155,508220,410
20165,309184,364
20175,314147,771
20185,062111,015
20194,43858,966
Total50,0891,883,009

The best artists of the 2010s were Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Tame Impala, Frank Ocean, Sufjan Stevens, Beach House, Radiohead, The National and Vampire Weekend.
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2016
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 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 76 8%
2017 105 11%
2018 71 7%
2019 35 4%
Country Albums %


United States 570 57%
United Kingdom 213 21%
Canada 66 7%
Australia 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Sweden 17 2%
France 11 1%
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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. Gorilla vs. Bear’s Albums of the Decade | 2010-2019 by Gorilla vs. Bear (2019)
4. The 50 best albums of the decade – 2010 to 2019 by Independent (2019)
5. All The Best Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked by Uproxx (2019)
6. Top 100 Albums of the Decade by Crack Magazine (2019)
7. The Needle Drop's Top Albums Of The 2010s by The Needle Drop (2019)
8. Tiny Mix Tapes 2010s: Favorite 100 Music Releases of the Decade by Tiny Mix Tapes (2019)
9. The A.V. Club's 50 best albums of the 2010s by The A.V. Club (2019)
10. Top 50 Albums of the 2010s by The Wild Honey Pie (2019)
11. NME's Greatest Albums of The Decade: The 2010s by New Music Express (2019)
12. The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s by Stereogum (2019)
13. The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s by Pitchfork (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. 100 greatest albums of the 2010s by cleveland.com (2019)
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