Best Albums of 2021

Listed below are the best albums of 2021 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 49,000 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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944
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Total albums: 971. Page 1 of 98

Best Albums of 2021 composition

Country Albums %


United States 452 45%
United Kingdom 198 20%
Canada 45 5%
Mixed Nationality 45 5%
Australia 40 4%
Germany 29 3%
France 19 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%
Best Artists of the 1990s
1. Radiohead
2. Nirvana (US)
3. Neutral Milk Hotel
4. The Smashing Pumpkins
5. My Bloody Valentine
6. Oasis
7. Pearl Jam
8. Weezer
9. R.E.M.
10. Richard David James
11. Björk
12. Pavement
13. Jeff Buckley
14. Blur
15. Nas
16. Elliott Smith
17. Sigur Rós
18. Portishead
19. Massive Attack
20. Red Hot Chili Peppers
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