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: 1,000. Page 3 of 100

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%
Recognised  Year Charts (2022)
1. The 50 Best Albums of 2022 by Billboard (2022)
2. Top 40 Albums of 2022 by Decibel (2022)
3. Top 10 Albums of the Year 2022 by Bleep (2022)
4. Les Inrocks Albums of the Year 2022 by Les Inrocks (2022)
5. The 30 best albums of 2022 by The A.V. Club (2022)
6. BPM’s Top 50 Albums Of 2022 by Beats Per Minute (2022)
7. The 80 Best Albums of 2022 by PopMatters (2022)
8. Albums Of The Year 2022 by Rough Trade (2022)
9. The Skinny's Top 10 Albums of 2022 by The Skinny (2022)
10. The Loud And Quiet best albums of 2022 by Loud And Quiet (2022)
11. The 20 best albums of 2022 by Dazed (2022)
12. Dit zijn de 20 beste albums van 2022 by OOR (2022)
13. Best Albums of 2022 by Norman Records (2022)
14. Gorilla vs. Bear's Albums of 2022 by Gorilla vs. Bear (2022)
15. Kerrang!'s Albums Of 2022 by Kerrang! (2022)
16. The Best Albums of 2022 by Complex (2022)
17. Best albums of 2022 by Okayplayer (2022)
18. Albums Of The Year 2022 by Louder Than War (2022)
19. Gigwise's 51 Best Albums of 2022 by Gigwise (2022)
20. The Best Albums of 2022 by No Ripcord (2022)
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