Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 42,000 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.
20104,439275,965
20114,585225,927
20124,879250,276
20135,481231,741
20145,785184,228
20155,699228,776
20165,496192,667
20175,553157,063
20185,309123,301
20194,93785,999
Total52,1631,955,942

The best artists of the 2010s were Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Tame Impala, Beach House, Sufjan Stevens, Frank Ocean, Radiohead, The National and Vampire Weekend.
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2017
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3,082
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2017
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2,981
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2012
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2,975
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2016
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2,946
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2017
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2,785
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2015
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2,738
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2011
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2,706
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2015
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2,679
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2017
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2,671
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2014
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2,667
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 10 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 107 11%
2011 140 14%
2012 111 11%
2013 127 13%
2014 104 10%
2015 103 10%
2016 74 7%
2017 102 10%
2018 77 8%
2019 55 6%
Country Albums %


United States 571 57%
United Kingdom 215 22%
Canada 66 7%
Australia 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Sweden 17 2%
France 11 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
Best Artists of 1979
1. The Clash
2. Pink Floyd
3. Joy Division
4. Talking Heads
5. Neil Young
6. Neil Young & Crazy Horse
7. Gang Of Four
8. Michael Jackson
9. Supertramp
10. AC/DC
11. Fleetwood Mac
12. Public Image Ltd.
13. The Police
14. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
15. Tom Petty
16. Gary Numan
17. The Specials
18. Elvis Costello
19. Elvis Costello And The Attractions
20. The B-52's
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