Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 52,000 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.
20105,377242,159
20115,526201,416
20125,848223,131
20136,325214,208
20146,830182,197
20156,859225,271
20166,745204,356
20176,943173,000
20186,980150,081
20197,384128,556
Total64,8171,944,376

The best artists of the 2010s were Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Tame Impala, Arcade Fire, Beach House, Frank Ocean, Sufjan Stevens, Radiohead, The National and Nick Cave.
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2015
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3,034
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2011
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3,010
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2015
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2,987
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2012
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2,986
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2010
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2,976
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2015
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2,895
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2012
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2,884
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2018
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Rank Score:
2,861
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2010
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2,855
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2011
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 97 10%
2011 124 12%
2012 107 11%
2013 112 11%
2014 100 10%
2015 106 11%
2016 87 9%
2017 104 10%
2018 91 9%
2019 73 7%
Country Albums %


United States 557 56%
United Kingdom 221 22%
Canada 70 7%
Australia 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Sweden 18 2%
France 9 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 11 1%
Live? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 5 0%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 995 99%
Yes 6 1%
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