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Best Albums of the 2010s

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Listed below are the greatest albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 20,000 greatest album charts.

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YearAlbums   The number of albums from each year featuring in the greatest album charts. Score   Total rank score for each year (made up of the total rank score from all albums in that year) Top Ranked Album   The top ranked album from each year and where it ranks in the overall chart.
20102,746223,352 The Suburbs (40th)
by Arcade Fire
20112,927169,522 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (208th)
by Bon Iver
20123,119153,669 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (126th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20133,562136,539 Modern Vampires Of The City (200th)
by Vampire Weekend
20143,81480,086 Lost In The Dream (402nd)
by The War On Drugs
20152,09215,431 To Pimp A Butterfly (1,577th)
by Kendrick Lamar
Total18,260778,599

The best artists of the 2010s are Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Tame Impala, Kendrick Lamar, The National, Vampire Weekend, The Black Keys, Beach House, Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes.
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RankAlbumArtist
11.

BrothersUnited States The Black Keys
Year of Release:2010Appears in:403 charts
Rank in 2010:5Rank Score:6,847
Rank in 2010s11Overall Rank:271
Average Rating:  78/100 (698 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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12.

Channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:322 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:5,826
Rank in 2010s12Overall Rank:309
Average Rating:  79/100 (474 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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13.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-j)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:264 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:5,523
Rank in 2010s13Overall Rank:328
Average Rating:  77/100 (425 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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14.

El CaminoUnited States The Black Keys
Year of Release:2011Appears in:330 charts
Rank in 2011:3Rank Score:5,496
Rank in 2010s14Overall Rank:331
Average Rating:  78/100 (597 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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15.

This Is HappeningUnited States LCD Soundsystem
Year of Release:2010Appears in:314 charts
Rank in 2010:6Rank Score:5,458
Rank in 2010s15Overall Rank:334
Average Rating:  81/100 (488 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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16.

Halcyon DigestUnited States Deerhunter
Year of Release:2010Appears in:322 charts
Rank in 2010:7Rank Score:5,225
Rank in 2010s16Overall Rank:346
Average Rating:  82/100 (426 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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17.

The Smile Sessions
Compilation
United States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:2011Appears in:183 charts
Rank in 2011:4Rank Score:5,223
Rank in 2010s17Overall Rank:348
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (375 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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18.

The King Of LimbsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2011Appears in:448 charts
Rank in 2011:5Rank Score:5,095
Rank in 2010s18Overall Rank:353
Average Rating:  75/100 (965 votes)
Comments: 145 comments
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19.

AMUnited Kingdom Arctic Monkeys
Year of Release:2013Appears in:322 charts
Rank in 2013:3Rank Score:4,980
Rank in 2010s19Overall Rank:362
Average Rating:  78/100 (592 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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20.

...Like ClockworkUnited States Queens Of The Stone Age
Year of Release:2013Appears in:278 charts
Rank in 2013:4Rank Score:4,920
Rank in 2010s20Overall Rank:370
Average Rating:  81/100 (479 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 237 24%
2011 218 22%
2012 205 21%
2013 195 20%
2014 123 12%
2015 22 2%
Artist Albums %


Death Grips 5 1%
Burial 4 0%
The Tallest Man On Earth 4 0%
Sufjan Stevens 3 0%
Drake 3 0%
Pond 3 0%
Beach House 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 529 53%
United Kingdom 222 22%
Canada 71 7%
Australia 31 3%
Sweden 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 17 2%
France 15 2%
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