Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 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.
20105,500237,563
20115,682199,723
20125,957220,576
20136,453212,647
20146,984181,187
20157,033224,236
20166,873203,567
20177,098173,230
20187,147149,989
20197,554129,998
Total66,2811,932,717

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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277
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2016
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277
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2013
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277
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2017
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2018
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2011
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277
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2010
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274
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2012
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274
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2016
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 92 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 97 10%
2011 123 12%
2012 109 11%
2013 113 11%
2014 99 10%
2015 105 11%
2016 88 9%
2017 108 11%
2018 91 9%
2019 72 7%
Country Albums %


United States 554 55%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Canada 69 7%
Australia 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Sweden 18 2%
France 10 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 995 99%
Yes 10 1%
Live? Albums %
No 1,000 100%
Yes 5 0%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 999 99%
Yes 6 1%
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4. Punisher by Phoebe Bridgers
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6. For The First Time by Black Country, New Road
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8. Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers by Kendrick Lamar
9. Promises by Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra
10. Folklore by Taylor Swift
11. What's Your Pleasure? by Jessie Ware
12. Shore by Fleet Foxes
13. After Hours by The Weeknd
14. Blue Rev by Alvvays
15. A Light For Attracting Attention by The Smile
16. Hellfire by Black Midi
17. RTJ4 by Run The Jewels
18. Jubilee by Japanese Breakfast
19. How I'm Feeling Now by Charli XCX
20. Call Me If You Get Lost by Tyler, The Creator
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