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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.
20102,714219,824 The Suburbs (40th)
by Arcade Fire
20112,900166,801 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (209th)
by Bon Iver
20123,099150,672 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (132nd)
by Kendrick Lamar
20133,539134,107 Modern Vampires Of The City (205th)
by Vampire Weekend
20143,76677,609 Lost In The Dream (416th)
by The War On Drugs
20151,84812,796 To Pimp A Butterfly (1,641st)
by Kendrick Lamar
Total17,866761,809

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

BrothersUnited States The Black Keys
Year of Release:2010Appears in:393 charts
Rank in 2010:5Rank Score:6,747
Rank in 2010s11Overall Rank:272
Average Rating:  78/100 (687 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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12.

Channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:319 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:5,639
Rank in 2010s12Overall Rank:318
Average Rating:  79/100 (467 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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13.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-j)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:262 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:5,580
Rank in 2010s13Overall Rank:321
Average Rating:  77/100 (413 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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14.

This Is HappeningUnited States LCD Soundsystem
Year of Release:2010Appears in:313 charts
Rank in 2010:6Rank Score:5,459
Rank in 2010s14Overall Rank:329
Average Rating:  81/100 (479 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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15.

El CaminoUnited States The Black Keys
Year of Release:2011Appears in:326 charts
Rank in 2011:3Rank Score:5,373
Rank in 2010s15Overall Rank:336
Average Rating:  78/100 (584 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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16.

The Smile Sessions
Compilation
United States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:2011Appears in:186 charts
Rank in 2011:4Rank Score:5,306
Rank in 2010s16Overall Rank:338
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (362 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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17.

Halcyon DigestUnited States Deerhunter
Year of Release:2010Appears in:316 charts
Rank in 2010:7Rank Score:5,105
Rank in 2010s17Overall Rank:348
Average Rating:  81/100 (420 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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18.

The King Of LimbsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2011Appears in:441 charts
Rank in 2011:5Rank Score:5,063
Rank in 2010s18Overall Rank:351
Average Rating:  75/100 (949 votes)
Comments: 145 comments
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19.

...Like ClockworkUnited States Queens Of The Stone Age
Year of Release:2013Appears in:276 charts
Rank in 2013:3Rank Score:4,849
Rank in 2010s19Overall Rank:369
Average Rating:  81/100 (472 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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20.

AMUnited Kingdom Arctic Monkeys
Year of Release:2013Appears in:314 charts
Rank in 2013:4Rank Score:4,774
Rank in 2010s20Overall Rank:378
Average Rating:  77/100 (574 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 238 24%
2011 221 22%
2012 202 20%
2013 196 20%
2014 124 12%
2015 19 2%
Artist Albums %


Death Grips 4 0%
The Tallest Man On Earth 4 0%
Burial 4 0%
Swans 3 0%
Justin Bieber 3 0%
Taylor Swift 3 0%
Julia Holter 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 527 53%
United Kingdom 217 22%
Canada 75 8%
Australia 29 3%
Sweden 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
France 16 2%
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