Best Albums of 2021

Listed below are the best albums of 2021 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 44,000 greatest album charts.

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2021 year summaryThe best artists of 2021 are Black Country, New Road, Weezer, Black Midi, Squid, Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra, Tyler, The Creator, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Lana Del Rey, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and Shame.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of 2021 composition

Country Albums %


United States 428 43%
United Kingdom 157 16%
Australia 47 5%
Mixed Nationality 46 5%
Canada 40 4%
Germany 33 3%
France 31 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Live? Albums %
No 974 97%
Yes 26 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Popular  Charts
1. The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time by Rolling Stone (2020)
2. The Top 100 Albums by VH1 (2001)
3. The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time by New Music Express (2013)
4. 200 Greatest Albums of All Time by Uncut (2016)
5. The Definitive 200 by National Association of Recording Merchandisers (2007)
6. Virgin All-Time Top 1000 Albums by Virgin (2000)
7. 100 Greatest Albums Ever by Q (2006)
8. Mojo Readers: The 100 Greatest Albums Ever Made by Mojo (1996)
9. The Greatest Rock Albums by uDiscoverMusic (2015)
10. Greatest 100 Albums of All Time by The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums with NME (2006)
11. The 100 Greatest Albums Of All Time by Absolute Radio (2012)
12. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Melody Maker (2000)
13. Os 100 Melhores Discos de Todos Os Tempos by Sinewave (2012)
14. All Time Top 100 Albums by Sounds (1985)
15. The 100 All-Time Greatest Albums by Entertainment Weekly (2013)
16. 100 Greatest Rock Albums of All Time by Classic Rock (2001)
17. Top 100 Albums Ever by Consequence of Sound (2010)
18. Top 100 Albums by Rolling Stone (Germany) (1997)
19. The Guardian 100 Best Albums Ever by The Guardian (1997)
20. 100 Greatest Albums Of All Time by The Sound (2018)
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