Best Albums of 2021

Listed below are the best albums of 2021 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 47,000 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, Japanese Breakfast, Tyler, The Creator, Squid, Black Midi, Weezer, Lana Del Rey and Low.
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Best Albums of 2021 composition

Country Albums %


United States 454 45%
United Kingdom 189 19%
Australia 46 5%
Canada 44 4%
Mixed Nationality 43 4%
Germany 31 3%
Sweden 18 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
Live? Albums %
No 971 97%
Yes 29 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
Recognised  Year Charts (2021)
1. The 50 Best Albums of 2021 by Rolling Stone (2021)
2. The 50 Best Albums of 2021 by Billboard (2021)
3. Top 10 Albums of the Year 2021 by Bleep (2021)
4. Uncut's Top 75 albums of 2021 by Uncut (2021)
5. The Loud And Quiet best albums of 2021 by Loud And Quiet (2021)
6. The Alternative's 50 Top Records of 2021 by The Alternative (2021)
7. Kerrang!'s Albums Of 2021 by Kerrang! (2021)
8. Best Albums of 2021 by Northern Transmissions (2021)
9. Exclaim!'s 50 Best Albums of 2021 by Exclaim! (2021)
10. Gorilla vs. Bear's Albums of 2021 by Gorilla vs. Bear (2021)
11. The 40 best albums of 2021 by Independent (2021)
12. Louder Than War's Top 100 Albums of 2021 by Louder Than War (2021)
13. Top 10 Albums of 2021 by People (2021)
14. Top 50 Albums of 2021 by Vive Le Rock! (2021)
15. Gigwise's 51 Best Albums of 2021 by Gigwise (2021)
16. Top 98 Music Albums of 2021 by The Quietus (2021)
17. The Best Albums of 2021 by FLOOD Magazine (2021)
18. The 50 best albums of 2021 by New Music Express (2021)
19. 20 Best Albums of 2021 by Gaffa (2021)
20. Top 50 Albums of 2021 by The Needle Drop (2021)
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