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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2,891
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Buy album United States
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2,739
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Buy album United States
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1,879
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Buy album United States
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1,351
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Buy album United States
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1,344
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Buy album United States
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1,338
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Buy album United States
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1,319
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Buy album United States
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1,241
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Buy album United States
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2021
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983
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Best Albums of 2021 composition

Country Albums %


United States 459 46%
United Kingdom 189 19%
Canada 49 5%
Mixed Nationality 44 4%
Australia 39 4%
Germany 27 3%
France 19 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
Live? Albums %
No 974 97%
Yes 26 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
Best Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. David Bowie
5. Bob Dylan
6. Led Zeppelin
7. The Rolling Stones
8. Arcade Fire
9. The Velvet Underground
10. Kendrick Lamar
11. Nirvana
12. Neil Young
13. The Smiths
14. Miles Davis
15. The Beach Boys
16. Kanye West
17. Pixies
18. R.E.M.
19. Jimi Hendrix
20. Bruce Springsteen
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