Best Albums of 2021

Listed below are the best albums of 2021 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 greatest album charts.

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2021 year summaryThe best artists of 2021 were Black Country, New Road, Little Simz, Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra, Squid, Weezer, Tyler, The Creator, Japanese Breakfast, Black Midi, Lana Del Rey and Shame.
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Best Albums of 2021 composition

Country Albums %


United States 471 47%
United Kingdom 186 19%
Australia 47 5%
Mixed Nationality 44 4%
Canada 41 4%
Germany 23 2%
Sweden 18 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 986 99%
Yes 14 1%
Live? Albums %
No 969 97%
Yes 31 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
Best Albums of 1983
1. Murmur by R.E.M.
2. Violent Femmes by Violent Femmes
3. Power, Corruption & Lies by New Order
4. Synchronicity by The Police
5. War by U2
6. Swordfishtrombones by Tom Waits
7. Speaking In Tongues by Talking Heads
8. Kill 'Em All by Metallica
9. Let's Dance by David Bowie
10. The Final Cut by Pink Floyd
11. Script Of The Bridge by The Chameleons
12. Clics Modernos by Charly García
13. Pyromania by Def Leppard
14. Soul Mining by The The
15. Texas Flood by Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
16. Script For A Jester's Tear by Marillion
17. Eliminator by ZZ Top
18. Holy Diver by Dio
19. Piece Of Mind by Iron Maiden
20. The Hurting by Tears For Fears
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