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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Buy album United States
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Best Albums of 2021 composition

Country Albums %


United States 462 46%
United Kingdom 191 19%
Canada 49 5%
Mixed Nationality 43 4%
Australia 39 4%
Germany 26 3%
France 19 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 996 99%
Yes 8 1%
Live? Albums %
No 978 97%
Yes 26 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 993 99%
Yes 11 1%
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6. The Definitive 200 by National Association of Recording Merchandisers (2007)
7. Virgin All-Time Top 1000 Albums by Virgin (2000)
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