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.
20104,325275,240
20114,445224,354
20124,737248,580
20135,328229,992
20145,613181,555
20155,500219,424
20165,304183,691
20175,310146,567
20185,058109,796
20194,40157,191
Total50,0211,876,389

The best artists of the 2010s were Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Tame Impala, Frank Ocean, Beach House, Sufjan Stevens, Radiohead, The National and Vampire Weekend.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 105 11%
2011 143 14%
2012 120 12%
2013 131 13%
2014 112 11%
2015 104 10%
2016 75 8%
2017 106 11%
2018 71 7%
2019 33 3%
Country Albums %


United States 569 57%
United Kingdom 213 21%
Canada 66 7%
Australia 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Sweden 17 2%
France 11 1%
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