Best Albums of 2021

Listed below are the best albums of 2021 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 greatest album charts.

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2021 year summaryThe best artists of 2021 were Little Simz, Black Country, New Road, Weezer, Tyler, The Creator, Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra, Black Midi, Japanese Breakfast, Low, Injury Reserve and Squid.
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Total albums: 27. Page 1 of 3

Best Albums of 2021 composition

Country Albums %


United States 468 47%
United Kingdom 180 18%
Mixed Nationality 46 5%
Canada 43 4%
Australia 39 4%
Germany 23 2%
Sweden 18 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
Live? Albums %
No 972 97%
Yes 28 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Best Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. David Bowie
5. Bob Dylan
6. Led Zeppelin
7. The Rolling Stones
8. Arcade Fire
9. The Velvet Underground
10. Nirvana
11. Kendrick Lamar
12. The Smiths
13. Neil Young
14. Pixies
15. Miles Davis
16. The Beach Boys
17. Kanye West
18. Jimi Hendrix
19. Bruce Springsteen
20. R.E.M.
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