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.
20104,627273,599
20114,753225,693
20125,040249,759
20135,649232,915
20146,003187,550
20155,931233,881
20165,786200,196
20175,869165,111
20185,833136,664
20196,033103,752
Total55,5242,009,121

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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257
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 96 10%
2011 135 14%
2012 109 11%
2013 124 12%
2014 104 10%
2015 108 11%
2016 77 8%
2017 103 10%
2018 84 8%
2019 60 6%
Country Albums %


United States 565 57%
United Kingdom 214 21%
Canada 65 7%
Mixed Nationality 35 4%
Australia 34 3%
Sweden 18 2%
France 9 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
Live? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
Best Albums of 2016
1. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
2. Blonde by Frank Ocean
3. ★ (Blackstar) by David Bowie
4. Teens Of Denial by Car Seat Headrest
5. Atrocity Exhibition by Danny Brown
6. 22, A Million by Bon Iver
7. Skeleton Tree by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
8. The Life Of Pablo by Kanye West
9. Lemonade by Beyoncé
10. We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest
11. Untitled Unmastered. by Kendrick Lamar
12. "Awaken, My Love!" by Childish Gambino
13. Nonagon Infinity by King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
14. My Woman by Angel Olsen
15. Weezer (The White Album) by Weezer
16. Malibu by Anderson .Paak
17. A Seat At The Table by Solange
18. Wildflower by The Avalanches
19. Bottomless Pit by Death Grips
20. WORRY. by Jeff Rosenstock
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