Best Albums of 2021

Listed below are the best albums of 2021 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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, Squid, Tyler, The Creator, Weezer, Japanese Breakfast, Black Midi, Lana Del Rey and Shame.
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Total albums: 996. Page 7 of 100

Best Albums of 2021 composition

Country Albums %


United States 472 47%
United Kingdom 184 18%
Australia 45 5%
Mixed Nationality 44 4%
Canada 41 4%
Germany 24 2%
Sweden 16 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 986 99%
Yes 14 1%
Live? Albums %
No 969 97%
Yes 31 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
Popular  Charts
1. The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time by Rolling Stone (2020)
2. The Top 100 Albums by VH1 (2001)
3. 200 Greatest Albums of All Time by Uncut (2016)
4. The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time by New Music Express (2013)
5. The Definitive 200 by National Association of Recording Merchandisers (2007)
6. Virgin All-Time Top 1000 Albums by Virgin (2000)
7. Mojo Readers: The 100 Greatest Albums Ever Made by Mojo (1996)
8. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Melody Maker (2000)
9. The 100 Greatest Albums Of All Time by Absolute Radio (2012)
10. The Greatest Rock Albums by uDiscoverMusic (2015)
11. 100 Greatest Albums Ever by Q (2006)
12. Greatest 100 Albums of All Time by The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums with NME (2006)
13. Top 100 Albums by ABC (2006)
14. The Top 50 Albums of All Time by Sound & Vision Magazine (2010)
15. The Guardian 100 Best Albums Ever by The Guardian (1997)
16. The 100 All-Time Greatest Albums by Entertainment Weekly (2013)
17. 100 Greatest Albums Of All Time by The Sound (2018)
18. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Channel 4 (2005)
19. Os 100 Melhores Discos de Todos Os Tempos by Sinewave (2012)
20. Top 100 Albums by Rolling Stone (Germany) (1997)
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