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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 19,000 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.
20102,560210,776 The Suburbs (39th)
by Arcade Fire
20112,740158,593 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (212th)
by Bon Iver
20122,949143,412 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (143rd)
by Kendrick Lamar
20133,393124,587 Modern Vampires Of The City (231st)
by Vampire Weekend
20143,51166,994 Lost In The Dream (506th)
by The War On Drugs
20159354,690 To Pimp A Butterfly (2,303rd)
by Kendrick Lamar
Total16,088709,051

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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RankAlbumArtist
11.

BrothersUnited States The Black Keys
Year of Release:2010Appears in:385 charts
Rank in 2010:5Rank Score:6,433
Rank in 2010s11Overall Rank:274
Average Rating:  78/100 (645 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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12.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-j)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:247 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:5,211
Rank in 2010s12Overall Rank:330
Average Rating:  77/100 (373 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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13.

Channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:291 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:5,098
Rank in 2010s13Overall Rank:338
Average Rating:  78/100 (428 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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14.

El CaminoUnited States The Black Keys
Year of Release:2011Appears in:311 charts
Rank in 2011:3Rank Score:5,097
Rank in 2010s14Overall Rank:339
Average Rating:  78/100 (539 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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15.

This Is HappeningUnited States LCD Soundsystem
Year of Release:2010Appears in:296 charts
Rank in 2010:6Rank Score:5,088
Rank in 2010s15Overall Rank:340
Average Rating:  81/100 (442 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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16.

Halcyon DigestUnited States Deerhunter
Year of Release:2010Appears in:307 charts
Rank in 2010:7Rank Score:4,981
Rank in 2010s16Overall Rank:345
Average Rating:  82/100 (384 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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17.

The Smile Sessions
Compilation
United States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:2011Appears in:175 charts
Rank in 2011:4Rank Score:4,901
Rank in 2010s17Overall Rank:350
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (334 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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18.

The King Of LimbsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2011Appears in:426 charts
Rank in 2011:5Rank Score:4,771
Rank in 2010s18Overall Rank:358
Average Rating:  75/100 (893 votes)
Comments: 140 comments
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19.

...Like ClockworkUnited States Queens Of The Stone Age
Year of Release:2013Appears in:263 charts
Rank in 2013:3Rank Score:4,454
Rank in 2010s19Overall Rank:392
Average Rating:  81/100 (432 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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20.

Let England ShakeUnited Kingdom P.J. Harvey
Year of Release:2011Appears in:331 charts
Rank in 2011:6Rank Score:4,401
Rank in 2010s20Overall Rank:396
Average Rating:  79/100 (448 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 242 24%
2011 225 23%
2012 211 21%
2013 194 19%
2014 121 12%
2015 7 1%
Artist Albums %


Death Grips 5 1%
The Weeknd 4 0%
Burial 4 0%
Perfume Genius 3 0%
Joe Bonamassa 3 0%
How To Dress Well 3 0%
The Black Keys 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 540 54%
United Kingdom 218 22%
Canada 73 7%
Australia 30 3%
Sweden 24 2%
France 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 15 2%
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