Best Albums of 2021

Listed below are the best albums of 2021 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 greatest album charts.

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2021 year summaryThe best artists of 2021 are Black Country, New Road, Weezer, Shame, The Weather Station, Viagra Boys, Madlib, Slowthai, R.A.P. Ferreira, Rory Ferreira and Arlo Parks.
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Total albums: 436. Page 1 of 44

Best Albums of 2021 composition

Country Albums %


United States 162 38%
United Kingdom 55 13%
Mixed Nationality 22 5%
Germany 19 4%
Sweden 16 4%
Canada 16 4%
Australia 14 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 418 98%
Yes 8 2%
Live? Albums %
No 418 98%
Yes 8 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 424 100%
Yes 2 0%
Best Albums of the 1950s
1. Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis
2. Mingus Ah Um by Charles Mingus
3. Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
4. Blue Train by John Coltrane
5. Elvis Presley by Elvis Presley
6. In The Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra
7. The Shape Of Jazz To Come by Ornette Coleman
8. Here's Little Richard by Little Richard
9. Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
10. Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday
11. Saxophone Colossus by Sonny Rollins
12. Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk
13. Songs For Swingin' Lovers! by Frank Sinatra
14. Chuck Berry Is On Top by Chuck Berry
15. Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
16. Birth Of The Cool by Miles Davis
17. The "Chirping" Crickets by The Crickets
18. Moanin' In The Moonlight by Howlin' Wolf
19. Buddy Holly by Buddy Holly
20. Chet Baker Sings by Chet Baker
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