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, Squid, Low and Lana Del Rey.
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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 22 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 the 1950s
1. Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis
2. Mingus Ah Um by Charles Mingus
3. Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
4. Blue Train by John Coltrane
5. Elvis Presley by Elvis Presley
6. In The Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra
7. The Shape Of Jazz To Come by Ornette Coleman
8. Here's Little Richard by Little Richard
9. Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
10. Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday
11. Chuck Berry Is On Top by Chuck Berry
12. Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk
13. Songs For Swingin' Lovers! by Frank Sinatra
14. Saxophone Colossus by Sonny Rollins
15. Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
16. Moanin' In The Moonlight by Howlin' Wolf
17. The "Chirping" Crickets by The Crickets
18. Birth Of The Cool by Miles Davis
19. Chet Baker Sings by Chet Baker
20. Buddy Holly by Buddy Holly
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