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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Total albums: 988. Page 1 of 99

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 Albums of 2011
1. Helplessness Blues by Fleet Foxes
2. Bon Iver, Bon Iver by Bon Iver
3. The Smile Sessions by The Beach Boys
4. Let England Shake by PJ Harvey
5. The King Of Limbs by Radiohead
6. El Camino by The Black Keys
7. Kaputt by Destroyer
8. Hurry Up, We're Dreaming by M83
9. 21 by Adele
10. Wasting Light by Foo Fighters
11. Strange Mercy by St. Vincent
12. Section.80 by Kendrick Lamar
13. Exmilitary by Death Grips
14. James Blake by James Blake
15. Take Care by Drake
16. Suck It And See by Arctic Monkeys
17. Torches by Foster The People
18. Ceremonials by Florence + The Machine
19. House Of Balloons by The Weeknd
20. Angles by The Strokes
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