Best Albums of 2021

Listed below are the best albums of 2021 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 51,000 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, Lana Del Rey and Low.
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Total albums: 988. Page 1 of 99

Best Albums of 2021 composition

Country Albums %


United States 465 47%
United Kingdom 187 19%
Canada 48 5%
Mixed Nationality 46 5%
Australia 36 4%
Germany 29 3%
France 18 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
Live? Albums %
No 973 97%
Yes 27 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 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. Quietus Albums Of The Year 2023 by The Quietus (2023)
4. Dit zijn de 20 beste albums van 2023 by OOR (2023)
5. Albums of the year 2023 by The Line Of Best Fit (2023)
6. Loud And Quiet Albums of the Year 2023 by Loud And Quiet (2023)
7. Albums Of The Year 2023 by Rough Trade (2023)
8. The 10 Best Global Music Albums Of 2023 by PopMatters (2023)
9. Les Inrocks Albums of the Year 2023 by Les Inrocks (2023)
10. Exclaim!'s 50 Best Albums of 2023 by Exclaim! (2023)
11. The 50 Best Albums Of 2023 by Pitchfork (2023)
12. KCRW's Best Albums of 2023 by KCRW (2023)
13. The 30 best albums of 2023 by Time Out (2023)
14. The Best Albums of 2023 by The Ringer (2023)
15. Top 100 Albums of 2023 by Piccadilly Records (2023)
16. The 20 Best Albums of 2023 by Esquire (2023)
17. The 100 Best Albums of 2023 by Rolling Stone (2023)
18. Top 50 Albums of 2023 by The Wire (2023)
19. The 50 Best Albums of 2023 by Stereogum (2023)
20. Best Albums of 2023 by The New York Times (2023)
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