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 were Little Simz, Black Country, New Road, Weezer, Tyler, The Creator, Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra, Black Midi, Japanese Breakfast, Low, Injury Reserve and Squid.
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Best Albums of 2021 composition

Country Albums %


United States 468 47%
United Kingdom 180 18%
Mixed Nationality 46 5%
Canada 43 4%
Australia 39 4%
Germany 23 2%
Sweden 18 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
Live? Albums %
No 972 97%
Yes 28 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Best Albums of 1984
1. Purple Rain by Prince And The Revolution
2. The Smiths by The Smiths
3. Ride The Lightning by Metallica
4. Born In The U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen
5. Let It Be by The Replacements
6. Hatful Of Hollow by The Smiths
7. Double Nickels On The Dime by Minutemen
8. Legend by Bob Marley & The Wailers
9. Zen Arcade by Hüsker Dü
10. Stop Making Sense by Talking Heads
11. Treasure by Cocteau Twins
12. Ocean Rain by Echo & The Bunnymen
13. Powerslave by Iron Maiden
14. The Unforgettable Fire by U2
15. Reckoning by R.E.M.
16. 1984 by Van Halen
17. Diamond Life by Sade
18. Meat Puppets II by Meat Puppets
19. Rattlesnakes by Lloyd Cole & The Commotions
20. Arvo Pärt: Tabula Rasa by Keith Jarrett / Gidon Kremer; Dennis Russell Davies / Staatsorchester Stuttgart; The 12 Cellists Of The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Saulius Sondeckis / Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra / Alfred Schnittke
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