Best Albums of 2021

Listed below are the best albums of 2021 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 47,000 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 100 of 100

Best Albums of 2021 composition

Country Albums %


United States 458 46%
United Kingdom 188 19%
Australia 45 5%
Canada 44 4%
Mixed Nationality 43 4%
Germany 30 3%
Sweden 17 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
Live? Albums %
No 973 97%
Yes 27 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
Recognised  Year Charts (2022)
1. The 100 Best Albums of 2022 by Rolling Stone (2022)
2. Top 40 Albums of 2022 by Decibel (2022)
3. The Best Albums of 2022 Ranked by The Line Of Best Fit (2022)
4. Quietus Albums Of The Year 2022 by The Quietus (2022)
5. The Top 50 Albums of 2022 by Crack Magazine (2022)
6. Best Albums of 2022 by Northern Transmissions (2022)
7. Uncut's Top 75 albums of 2022 by Uncut (2022)
8. 25 Best Albums of 2022 by Revolver (2022)
9. Exclaim!'s 50 Best Albums of 2022 by Exclaim! (2022)
10. The 80 Best Albums of 2022 by PopMatters (2022)
11. Albums Of The Year 2022 by Rough Trade (2022)
12. The Loud And Quiet best albums of 2022 by Loud And Quiet (2022)
13. Gorilla vs. Bear's Albums of 2022 by Gorilla vs. Bear (2022)
14. The Best Albums of 2022 by Complex (2022)
15. Albums Of The Year 2022 by Louder Than War (2022)
16. The 50 Best Albums of 2022 by Stereogum (2022)
17. The 10 Best Albums of 2022 by TIME (2022)
18. 6 Music Recommends Albums Of The Year 2022 by BBC Radio 6 (2022)
19. The 20 best albums of 2022 by Los Angeles Times (2022)
20. Best Albums of 2022 by The New York Times (2022)
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