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, Squid (2020s), Tyler, The Creator, Black Midi, Low and Wolf Alice.
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2021
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2,891
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Buy album United States
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2,739
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Buy album United States
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1,879
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Buy album United States
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1,351
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Buy album United States
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2021
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1,344
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Buy album United States
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1,338
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Buy album United States
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2021
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1,319
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Buy album United States
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2021
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1,241
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Buy album United States
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2021
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983
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Total albums: 974. Page 1 of 98

Best Albums of 2021 composition

Country Albums %


United States 459 46%
United Kingdom 189 19%
Canada 49 5%
Mixed Nationality 44 4%
Australia 39 4%
Germany 27 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 989 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. Top 100 Albums of 2023 by Piccadilly Records (2023)
4. Best Albums of 2023 by Northern Transmissions (2023)
5. The 20 Best Albums of 2023 by Esquire (2023)
6. Top 55 Albums of 2023 by The Alternative (2023)
7. The best albums of 2023 by Independent (2023)
8. The 27 best albums of 2023 by The A.V. Club (2023)
9. Exclaim!'s 50 Best Albums of 2023 by Exclaim! (2023)
10. KCRW's Best Albums of 2023 by KCRW (2023)
11. The Best Albums of 2023 by FLOOD Magazine (2023)
12. Top 50 Albums of 2023 by The Wire (2023)
13. The Best Albums of 2023 by The Ringer (2023)
14. The 10 Best Global Music Albums Of 2023 by PopMatters (2023)
15. Dit zijn de 20 beste albums van 2023 by OOR (2023)
16. The 50 Best Albums Of 2023 by Pitchfork (2023)
17. The Needle Drop's Top 50 Albums of 2023 by The Needle Drop (2023)
18. BrooklynVegan's Top 55 Albums of 2023 by BrooklynVegan (2023)
19. Albums of 2023 by God is in the TV (2023)
20. The Top 50 Albums of the Year by Crack Magazine (2023)
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