Best Albums of 2021

Listed below are the best albums of 2021 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 52,000 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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2021
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Buy album United States
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Buy album United States
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631
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Buy album United States
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2021
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620
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606
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Buy album United States
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2021
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591
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578
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Best Albums of 2021 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Arca 4 0%
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard 3 0%
Hawkwind 2 0%
Mach-Hommy 2 0%
Can 2 0%
Sewerslvt 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 463 46%
United Kingdom 191 19%
Canada 49 5%
Mixed Nationality 44 4%
Australia 38 4%
Germany 27 3%
France 18 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 9 1%
Live? Albums %
No 974 97%
Yes 27 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 11 1%
Recognised  Year Charts (2023)
1. Top 40 Albums of 2023 by Decibel (2023)
2. Top 10 Albums of the Year 2023 by Bleep (2023)
3. 30 Best Albums of 2023 by Revolver (2023)
4. NME Albums Of The Year 2023 by New Music Express (2023)
5. The 80 Best Albums Of 2023 by PopMatters (2023)
6. Les Inrocks Albums of the Year 2023 by Les Inrocks (2023)
7. The 20 Best Albums of 2023 by Esquire (2023)
8. Top 55 Albums of 2023 by The Alternative (2023)
9. The 50 Best Albums Of 2023 by Complex (2023)
10. Exclaim!'s 50 Best Albums of 2023 by Exclaim! (2023)
11. Loud And Quiet Albums of the Year 2023 by Loud And Quiet (2023)
12. The 20 best albums of 2023 by Dazed (2023)
13. Uncut Best 75 Albums Of The Year 2023 by Uncut (2023)
14. The 30 best albums of 2023 by Time Out (2023)
15. Albums Of The Year 2023 by Rough Trade (2023)
16. Quietus Albums Of The Year 2023 by The Quietus (2023)
17. The 100 Best Albums of 2023 by Rolling Stone (2023)
18. Top 100 Albums of 2023 by Piccadilly Records (2023)
19. Best Albums of 2023 by Northern Transmissions (2023)
20. BrooklynVegan's Top 55 Albums of 2023 by BrooklynVegan (2023)
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