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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 17,000 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.
20102,389196,904 The Suburbs (41st)
by Arcade Fire
20112,547148,783 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (234th)
by Bon Iver
20122,714124,007 Lonerism (167th)
by Tame Impala
20133,168108,925 Modern Vampires Of The City (238th)
by Vampire Weekend
20142,98625,366 Benji (1,781st)
by Sun Kil Moon
Total13,804603,985

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

Helplessness BluesUnited States Fleet Foxes
Year of Release:2011Appears in:383 charts
Rank in 2011:2Rank Score:6,291
Rank in 2010s11Overall Rank:270
Average Rating:  80/100 (573 votes)
Comments: 71 comments
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12.

The King Of LimbsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2011Appears in:393 charts
Rank in 2011:3Rank Score:5,072
Rank in 2010s12Overall Rank:324
Average Rating:  75/100 (832 votes)
Comments: 128 comments
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13.

This Is HappeningUnited States LCD Soundsystem
Year of Release:2010Appears in:271 charts
Rank in 2010:6Rank Score:4,716
Rank in 2010s13Overall Rank:340
Average Rating:  80/100 (402 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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14.

El CaminoUnited States The Black Keys
Year of Release:2011Appears in:290 charts
Rank in 2011:4Rank Score:4,552
Rank in 2010s14Overall Rank:356
Average Rating:  79/100 (488 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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15.

The Smile Sessions
Compilation
United States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:2011Appears in:157 charts
Rank in 2011:5Rank Score:4,281
Rank in 2010s15Overall Rank:380
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (294 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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16.

Channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:257 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:4,244
Rank in 2010s16Overall Rank:386
Average Rating:  78/100 (393 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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17.

Halcyon DigestUnited States Deerhunter
Year of Release:2010Appears in:267 charts
Rank in 2010:7Rank Score:4,242
Rank in 2010s17Overall Rank:387
Average Rating:  81/100 (343 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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18.

ContraUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2010Appears in:271 charts
Rank in 2010:8Rank Score:4,232
Rank in 2010s18Overall Rank:389
Average Rating:  76/100 (546 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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19.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-j)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:216 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:4,141
Rank in 2010s19Overall Rank:400
Average Rating:  77/100 (324 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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20.

Let England ShakeUnited Kingdom P.J. Harvey
Year of Release:2011Appears in:290 charts
Rank in 2011:6Rank Score:3,946
Rank in 2010s20Overall Rank:412
Average Rating:  79/100 (423 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 263 26%
2011 260 26%
2012 222 22%
2013 205 21%
2014 50 5%
Artist Albums %


The Weeknd 4 0%
Death Grips 4 0%
Burial 4 0%
Swans 3 0%
Laura Marling 3 0%
Grimes 3 0%
Julia Holter 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 529 53%
United Kingdom 217 22%
Canada 63 6%
Australia 32 3%
Sweden 26 3%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 15 2%
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