Best Albums of 2021

Listed below are the best albums of 2021 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 44,000 greatest album charts.

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

Country Albums %


United States 448 45%
United Kingdom 166 17%
Canada 47 5%
Australia 46 5%
Mixed Nationality 43 4%
France 29 3%
Germany 26 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
Live? Albums %
No 973 97%
Yes 27 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
Recognised  Year Charts (2020)
1. The 50 Best Albums of 2020 by Rolling Stone (2020)
2. The 50 Best Albums of 2020 by Billboard (2020)
3. The 50 Best Albums of 2020 by Esquire (2020)
4. Albums of the Year 2020 by Rough Trade (2020)
5. The Best Albums of 2020 by FLOOD Magazine (2020)
6. Quietus Albums Of The Year 2020 by The Quietus (2020)
7. Gorilla vs. Bear's Albums of 2020 by Gorilla vs. Bear (2020)
8. Top 99 Music Albums of 2020 by Piccadilly Records (2020)
9. The Best Albums Of 2020 by Uproxx (2020)
10. 20 Best Albums of 2020 by Gaffa (2020)
11. 50 Best Albums of 2020 by The Needle Drop (2020)
12. Albums Of The Year 2020 – Top 50 by Louder Than War (2020)
13. The 100 Best Albums of 2020 by Noisey (2020)
14. The Best Albums of 2020 by No Ripcord (2020)
15. Les Inrocks Albums of the Year 2020 by Les Inrocks (2020)
16. Uncut's Top 75 albums of 2020 by Uncut (2020)
17. Our 50 favourite albums of 2020 by The Vinyl Factory (2020)
18. The 40 best albums of 2020 by Independent (2020)
19. Gigwise's 51 Best Albums of 2020 by Gigwise (2020)
20. The 20 best albums of 2020 by The A.V. Club (2020)
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