Best Albums of 2021

Listed below are the best albums of 2021 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 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, Tyler, The Creator, Squid (2020s), Black Midi, Low and Wolf Alice.
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Buy album United States
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Best Albums of 2021 composition

Country Albums %


United States 457 46%
United Kingdom 192 19%
Canada 50 5%
Mixed Nationality 46 5%
Australia 37 4%
Germany 27 3%
France 18 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 9 1%
Live? Albums %
No 974 97%
Yes 27 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 12 1%
Best Albums of the 1990s
1. OK Computer by Radiohead
2. Nevermind by Nirvana
3. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
4. Loveless by My Bloody Valentine
5. The Bends by Radiohead
6. Automatic For The People by R.E.M.
7. Ten by Pearl Jam
8. Siamese Dream by The Smashing Pumpkins
9. In Utero by Nirvana
10. Grace by Jeff Buckley
11. (What's The Story) Morning Glory? by Oasis
12. Illmatic by Nas
13. Dummy by Portishead
14. Ágætis Byrjun by Sigur Rós
15. Weezer (Blue Album) by Weezer
16. Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness by The Smashing Pumpkins
17. Spiderland by Slint
18. Homogenic by Björk
19. Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) by Wu-Tang Clan
20. Achtung Baby by U2
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