Best Albums of the 2010s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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.
20104,846259,429
20115,007213,177
20125,257237,162
20135,835222,912
20146,258183,064
20156,167229,104
20166,110200,327
20176,187167,283
20186,139141,965
20196,480111,309
Total58,2861,965,732

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 Vampire Weekend.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 98 10%
2011 131 13%
2012 111 11%
2013 117 12%
2014 103 10%
2015 106 11%
2016 82 8%
2017 103 10%
2018 87 9%
2019 62 6%
Country Albums %


United States 559 56%
United Kingdom 223 22%
Canada 65 7%
Australia 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Sweden 18 2%
France 8 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Live? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
Best Artists of the 2010s
1. Kendrick Lamar
2. Kanye West
3. Tame Impala
4. Arcade Fire
5. Beach House
6. Frank Ocean
7. Sufjan Stevens
8. Radiohead
9. The National
10. Vampire Weekend
11. Car Seat Headrest
12. Death Grips
13. Bon Iver
14. The War On Drugs
15. David Bowie
16. Lana Del Rey
17. Arctic Monkeys
18. Fleet Foxes
19. Swans
20. Mark Kozelek
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