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, Japanese Breakfast, Weezer, Tyler, The Creator, Squid (2020s), Black Midi, Low and Wolf Alice.
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2021
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2,896
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2,742
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Buy album United States
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2,006
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Buy album United States
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1,428
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Buy album United States
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1,374
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Buy album United States
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1,348
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Buy album United States
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1,342
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Buy album United States
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1,217
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1,005
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Best Albums of 2021 composition

Country Albums %


United States 457 46%
United Kingdom 193 19%
Canada 49 5%
Mixed Nationality 46 5%
Australia 37 4%
Germany 26 3%
France 18 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
Live? Albums %
No 973 97%
Yes 27 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
Popular  Charts
1. The Top 100 Albums by VH1 (2001)
2. The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time by Rolling Stone (2020)
3. 200 Greatest Albums of All Time by Uncut (2016)
4. 100 Best Albums - 2024 Edition by Apple Music (2024)
5. The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time by New Music Express (2013)
6. Top 100 Albums by ABC (2006)
7. The Definitive 200 by National Association of Recording Merchandisers (2007)
8. Virgin All-Time Top 1000 Albums by Virgin (2000)
9. The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time by Consequence of Sound (2022)
10. The Greatest Rock Albums by uDiscoverMusic (2015)
11. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Melody Maker (2000)
12. Die 100 Alben des Jahrhunderts by Spex (2000)
13. Mojo Readers: The 100 Greatest Albums Ever Made by Mojo (1996)
14. Die 100 besten Platten des Jahrhunderts by Wiener (1999)
15. Greatest 100 Albums of All Time by The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums with NME (2006)
16. Die 20 besten Alben der Geschichte by Musikexpress.de (2011)
17. The 300 Greatest Albums of All Time (1-100) by Paste (2024)
18. The 100 Greatest Albums Of All Time by Absolute Radio (2012)
19. Die 100 besten Alben der Musikgeschichte by radioeins (2019)
20. 100 Greatest Albums Ever by Q (2006)
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