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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 18,000 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.
20102,491206,068 The Suburbs (41st)
by Arcade Fire
20112,674157,005 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (221st)
by Bon Iver
20122,840135,681 Lonerism (152nd)
by Tame Impala
20133,312119,072 Modern Vampires Of The City (234th)
by Vampire Weekend
20143,38455,120 Lost In The Dream (632nd)
by The War On Drugs
20154781,309 Viet Cong (9,961st)
by Viet Cong
Total15,179674,254

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

BrothersUnited States The Black Keys
Year of Release:2010Appears in:385 charts
Rank in 2010:5Rank Score:6,429
Rank in 2010s11Overall Rank:271
Average Rating:  79/100 (620 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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12.

The King Of LimbsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2011Appears in:414 charts
Rank in 2011:3Rank Score:5,327
Rank in 2010s12Overall Rank:318
Average Rating:  75/100 (867 votes)
Comments: 138 comments
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13.

Halcyon DigestUnited States Deerhunter
Year of Release:2010Appears in:296 charts
Rank in 2010:6Rank Score:5,092
Rank in 2010s13Overall Rank:335
Average Rating:  81/100 (364 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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14.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-j)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:238 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:5,047
Rank in 2010s14Overall Rank:337
Average Rating:  78/100 (345 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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15.

El CaminoUnited States The Black Keys
Year of Release:2011Appears in:300 charts
Rank in 2011:4Rank Score:4,924
Rank in 2010s15Overall Rank:344
Average Rating:  79/100 (515 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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16.

This Is HappeningUnited States LCD Soundsystem
Year of Release:2010Appears in:285 charts
Rank in 2010:7Rank Score:4,824
Rank in 2010s16Overall Rank:350
Average Rating:  80/100 (427 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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17.

Channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:277 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:4,813
Rank in 2010s17Overall Rank:351
Average Rating:  78/100 (409 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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18.

The Smile Sessions
Compilation
United States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:2011Appears in:164 charts
Rank in 2011:5Rank Score:4,606
Rank in 2010s18Overall Rank:365
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (314 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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19.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:314 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:4,361
Rank in 2010s19Overall Rank:397
Average Rating:  80/100 (483 votes)
Comments: 62 comments
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20.

ContraUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2010Appears in:283 charts
Rank in 2010:8Rank Score:4,352
Rank in 2010s20Overall Rank:398
Average Rating:  76/100 (564 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 250 25%
2011 234 23%
2012 211 21%
2013 196 20%
2014 109 11%
2015 0 0%
Artist Albums %


Death Grips 5 1%
The Weeknd 4 0%
Burial 4 0%
J. Cole 4 0%
Taylor Swift 3 0%
Lana Del Rey 3 0%
Sun Kil Moon 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 530 53%
United Kingdom 221 22%
Canada 68 7%
Australia 30 3%
Sweden 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 15 2%
France 14 1%
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