Year-End Lists

Notable, browsable lists of the year's best music, movies, books, and TV shows. Year-end lists are fingerprints; aggregate statistics are smudges. Therefore, we make no tallies. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its authors, at the source.

Billboard: The 100 Greatest Albums of the 2010s

19 November 2019

Billboard: The 100 Greatest Albums of the 2010s, as selected by Billboard staff

[see also 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. Kanye WestMy Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
  2. BeyoncéLemonade
  3. Frank OceanChannel Orange
  4. Taylor SwiftRed
  5. Kendrick LamarTo Pimp A Butterfly
  6. Kacey MusgravesGolden Hour
  7. RihannaAnti
  8. Ariana Grandethank u, next
  9. RobynBody Talk
  10. Adele21
  11. BeyoncéBeyoncé
  12. Daft PunkRandom Access Memories
  13. Cardi BInvasion of Privacy
  14. Katy PerryTeenage Dream
  15. Kendrick Lamargood kid, m.A.A.d city
  16. DrakeTake Care
  17. SolangeA Seat at the Table
  18. Vampire WeekendModern Vampires of the City
  19. Taylor Swift1989
  20. The WeekndHouse of Balloons
  21. Lady GagaBorn This Way
  22. SZACtrl
  23. LordePure Heroine
  24. Jay-Z and Kanye WestWatch the Throne
  25. RosalíaEl Mal Querer
  26. Arcade FireThe Suburbs
  27. Billie EilishWhen We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
  28. Frank OceanBlond
  29. MiguelKaleidoscope Dream
  30. Justin BieberPurpose
  31. Lana Del ReyBorn to Die
  32. Tame ImpalaCurrents
  33. Janelle MonáeDirty Computer
  34. Fiona AppleThe Idler Wheel…
  35. Chance The RapperAcid Rap
  36. D’Angelo and The VanguardBlack Messiah
  37. ParamoreParamore
  38. Ariana GrandeSweetener
  39. LCD SoundsystemThis Is Happening
  40. FutureDS2
  41. GrimesArt Angels
  42. Sam SmithIn the Lonely Hour
  43. One DirectionFour
  44. Lin-Manuel Miranda and the Original Broadway CastHamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
  45. DrakeNothing Was the Same
  46. DisclosureSettle
  47. J BalvinVibras
  48. Kendrick LamarDAMN.
  49. David BowieBlackstar
  50. Carly Rae JepsenE•MO•TION
  51. Taylor SwiftSpeak Now
  52. Anderson .PaakMalibu
  53. JAY-Z4:44
  54. Tyler, The CreatorIGOR
  55. The Black KeysBrothers
  56. Bon IverBon Iver
  57. Calvin HarrisFunk Wav Bounces Vol. 1
  58. Sufjan StevensCarrie & Lowell
  59. Pusha TDaytona
  60. Florence + The MachineHow Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
  61. Sam HuntMontevallo
  62. Kanye WestYeezus
  63. Tegan and SaraHeartthrob
  64. Maren MorrisHero
  65. LizzoCuz I Love You
  66. Perfume GeniusNo Shape
  67. Rae SremmurdSremmLife
  68. HaimDays Are Gone
  69. Bruno Mars24K Magic
  70. Mac MillerSwimming
  71. Maggie RogersHeard It In A Past Life
  72. Jenni RiveraJoyas Prestadas: Pop
  73. Jenni RiveraJoyas Prestadas: Banda
  74. Ke$haRainbow
  75. twenty one pilotsBlurryface
  76. Charli XCXTrue Romance
  77. Lil Uzi VertLuv Is Rage 2
  78. Arctic MonkeysAM
  79. Adele25
  80. Courtney BarnettSometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
  81. Camila CabelloCamila
  82. Mumford & SonsSigh No More
  83. The 1975I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It
  84. Travis ScottASTROWORLD
  85. RihannaLoud
  86. J. Cole2014 Forest Hills Drive
  87. Jonas BrothersHappiness Begins
  88. Brandi CarlileBy The Way, I Forgive You
  89. Sky FerreiraNight Time, My Time
  90. Childish GambinoAwaken, My Love!
  91. Against Me!Transgender Dysphoria Blues
  92. Miley CyrusBangerz
  93. OzunaOdisea
  94. PinkThe Truth About Love
  95. Nipsey HussleVictory Lap
  96. Chris StapletonTraveller
  97. Ed SheeranX
  98. Porter RobinsonWorlds
  99. JapandroidsCelebration Rock
  100. Lady AntebellumNeed You Now
  101. Lady Gaga & Bradley CooperA Star Is Born Soundtrack