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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2021
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2,895
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1,349
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1,216
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Buy album United States
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2021
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961
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2021
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698
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2021
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624
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605
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2021
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441
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334
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Total albums: 192. Page 1 of 20

Best Albums of 2021 composition

Country Albums %


United States 455 46%
United Kingdom 192 19%
Canada 50 5%
Mixed Nationality 46 5%
Australia 37 4%
Germany 28 3%
France 19 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
Live? Albums %
No 974 97%
Yes 26 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Popular  Charts
1. The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time by New Music Express (2013)
2. The Top 100 Albums by VH1 (2001)
3. The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time by Rolling Stone (2020)
4. 200 Greatest Albums of All Time by Uncut (2016)
5. Top 100 Albums by ABC (2006)
6. The Definitive 200 by National Association of Recording Merchandisers (2007)
7. Virgin All-Time Top 1000 Albums by Virgin (2000)
8. Mojo Readers: The 100 Greatest Albums Ever Made by Mojo (1996)
9. 100 Greatest Albums Ever by Q (2006)
10. The 100 Greatest Albums Of All Time by Absolute Radio (2012)
11. Die 20 besten Alben der Geschichte by Musikexpress.de (2011)
12. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Melody Maker (2000)
13. Greatest 100 Albums of All Time by The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums with NME (2006)
14. The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time by Consequence of Sound (2022)
15. The Greatest Rock Albums by uDiscoverMusic (2015)
16. Die 100 besten Platten des Jahrhunderts by Wiener (1999)
17. Die 100 besten Alben der Musikgeschichte by radioeins (2019)
18. Die 100 Alben des Jahrhunderts by Spex (2000)
19. Die besten Alben aller Zeiten by Rolling Stone Deutschland (2004)
20. The 100 All-Time Greatest Albums by Entertainment Weekly (2013)
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