Best Albums of 2021

Listed below are the best albums of 2021 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 52,000 greatest album charts.

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2021 year summaryThe best artists of 2021 were Little Simz, Black Country, New Road, Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra, Weezer, Japanese Breakfast, Squid (2020s), Tyler, The Creator, Black Midi, Low and Wolf Alice.
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2021
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2,898
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Buy album United States
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1,883
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Buy album United States
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1,359
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Buy album United States
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2021
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1,349
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Buy album United States
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2021
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1,338
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Buy album United States
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2021
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1,330
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Buy album United States
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2021
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1,240
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Buy album United States
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2021
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977
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958
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Best Albums of 2021 composition

Country Albums %


United States 462 46%
United Kingdom 189 19%
Canada 49 5%
Mixed Nationality 43 4%
Australia 38 4%
Germany 27 3%
France 18 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 9 1%
Live? Albums %
No 975 97%
Yes 26 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 11 1%
Recognised  Year Charts (2023)
1. Top 10 Albums of the Year 2023 by Bleep (2023)
2. Top 40 Albums of 2023 by Decibel (2023)
3. Albums Of The Year 2023 by Rough Trade (2023)
4. The 100 Best Albums of 2023 by Rolling Stone (2023)
5. Quietus Albums Of The Year 2023 by The Quietus (2023)
6. Top 100 Albums of 2023 by Piccadilly Records (2023)
7. Best Albums of 2023 by Northern Transmissions (2023)
8. BrooklynVegan's Top 55 Albums of 2023 by BrooklynVegan (2023)
9. The best albums of 2023 by Independent (2023)
10. Albums of 2023 by God is in the TV (2023)
11. The 27 best albums of 2023 by The A.V. Club (2023)
12. KCRW's Best Albums of 2023 by KCRW (2023)
13. The Best Albums of 2023 by FLOOD Magazine (2023)
14. Top 50 Albums of 2023 by The Wire (2023)
15. The Best Albums of 2023 by The Ringer (2023)
16. The 10 Best Global Music Albums Of 2023 by PopMatters (2023)
17. The 50 Best Albums Of 2023 by Pitchfork (2023)
18. Dit zijn de 20 beste albums van 2023 by OOR (2023)
19. The Needle Drop's Top 50 Albums of 2023 by The Needle Drop (2023)
20. Albums of the year 2023 by The Line Of Best Fit (2023)
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