Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 44,000 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.
20104,697269,954
20114,823222,029
20125,102245,877
20135,699228,546
20146,072185,893
20155,985230,994
20165,897199,712
20175,959163,895
20185,935137,512
20196,193106,242
Total56,3621,990,654

The best artists of the 2010s were Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Tame Impala, Arcade Fire, Beach House, Frank Ocean, Sufjan Stevens, The National, Radiohead and Vampire Weekend.
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2011
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274
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 94 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 98 10%
2011 136 14%
2012 107 11%
2013 121 12%
2014 106 11%
2015 104 10%
2016 82 8%
2017 101 10%
2018 85 9%
2019 60 6%
Country Albums %


United States 565 57%
United Kingdom 217 22%
Canada 65 7%
Australia 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Sweden 19 2%
France 10 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Live? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
Best Albums of 2020
1. The New Abnormal by The Strokes
2. Fetch The Bolt Cutters by Fiona Apple
3. Punisher by Phoebe Bridgers
4. Folklore by Taylor Swift
5. RTJ4 by Run The Jewels
6. Shore by Fleet Foxes
7. What's Your Pleasure? by Jessie Ware
8. After Hours by The Weeknd
9. Set My Heart On Fire Immediately by Perfume Genius
10. How I'm Feeling Now by Charli XCX
11. The Slow Rush by Tame Impala
12. The Ascension by Sufjan Stevens
13. Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa
14. Rough And Rowdy Ways by Bob Dylan
15. Heaven To A Tortured Mind by Yves Tumor
16. Song Machine: Season One by Gorillaz
17. Saint Cloud by Waxahatchee
18. Miss Anthropocene by Grimes
19. Sawayama by Rina Sawayama
20. A Hero’s Death by Fontaines D.C.
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