Best Albums of 2021

Listed below are the best albums of 2021 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 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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Buy album United States
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Buy album United States
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2021
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12
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Buy album United States
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Year of Release:
2021
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12
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Buy album United States
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Year of Release:
2021
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12
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Buy album United States
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Year of Release:
2021
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Rank Score:
12
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Buy album United States
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Year of Release:
2021
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Best Albums of 2021 composition

Country Albums %


United States 458 46%
United Kingdom 194 19%
Canada 50 5%
Mixed Nationality 45 5%
Australia 36 4%
Germany 26 3%
France 18 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
Live? Albums %
No 974 97%
Yes 26 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
Recognised  Year Charts (2023)
1. The 50 Best Albums of 2023 by Billboard (2023)
2. Top 10 Albums of the Year 2023 by Bleep (2023)
3. Top 40 Albums of 2023 by Decibel (2023)
4. Top 100 Albums of 2023 by Piccadilly Records (2023)
5. The best albums of 2023 by Independent (2023)
6. BrooklynVegan's Top 55 Albums of 2023 by BrooklynVegan (2023)
7. The 20 best albums of 2023 by Dazed (2023)
8. Exclaim!'s 50 Best Albums of 2023 by Exclaim! (2023)
9. Dit zijn de 20 beste albums van 2023 by OOR (2023)
10. The Top 50 Albums of the Year by Crack Magazine (2023)
11. Albums of the year 2023 by The Line Of Best Fit (2023)
12. The Best Albums of 2023 by FLOOD Magazine (2023)
13. Under the Radar's Top 100 Albums of 2023 by Under The Radar by Under The Radar (2023)
14. NME Albums Of The Year 2023 by New Music Express (2023)
15. Albums Of The Year 2023 by Rough Trade (2023)
16. Les Inrocks Albums of the Year 2023 by Les Inrocks (2023)
17. The 50 Best Albums Of 2023 by Complex (2023)
18. Top 55 Albums of 2023 by The Alternative (2023)
19. Uncut Best 75 Albums Of The Year 2023 by Uncut (2023)
20. The 100 Best Albums of 2023 by Rolling Stone (2023)
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