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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 23,000 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.
20103,004252,605 The Suburbs (38th)
by Arcade Fire
20113,228192,628 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (198th)
by Bon Iver
20123,426181,957 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (106th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20133,921163,557 Modern Vampires Of The City (182nd)
by Vampire Weekend
20144,191111,506 Lost In The Dream (334th)
by The War On Drugs
20153,86094,457 To Pimp A Butterfly (143rd)
by Kendrick Lamar
20161,5199,560 Blackstar (1,657th)
by David Bowie
Total23,1491,006,270

The best artists of the 2010s are Arcade Fire, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Tame Impala, The National, Vampire Weekend, Beach House, Sufjan Stevens, The Black Keys and Bon Iver.
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ReflektorCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2013Appears in:485 charts
Rank in 2013:2Rank Score:8,549
Rank in 2010s11Overall Rank:242
Average Rating:  80/100 (888 votes)
Comments: 134 comments
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12.

Carrie & LowellUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2015Appears in:483 charts
Rank in 2015:2Rank Score:8,150
Rank in 2010s12Overall Rank:252
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (595 votes)
Comments: 87 comments
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13.

This Is HappeningUnited States LCD Soundsystem
Year of Release:2010Appears in:368 charts
Rank in 2010:5Rank Score:7,232
Rank in 2010s13Overall Rank:282
Average Rating:  82/100 (590 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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14.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-j)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:325 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:7,205
Rank in 2010s14Overall Rank:286
Average Rating:  77/100 (522 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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15.

BrothersUnited States The Black Keys
Year of Release:2010Appears in:441 charts
Rank in 2010:6Rank Score:7,146
Rank in 2010s15Overall Rank:290
Average Rating:  78/100 (817 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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16.

Channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:373 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:6,940
Rank in 2010s16Overall Rank:295
Average Rating:  80/100 (574 votes)
Comments: 70 comments
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17.

AMUnited Kingdom Arctic Monkeys
Year of Release:2013Appears in:393 charts
Rank in 2013:3Rank Score:6,642
Rank in 2010s17Overall Rank:307
Average Rating:  78/100 (765 votes)
Comments: 96 comments
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18.

The King Of LimbsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2011Appears in:506 charts
Rank in 2011:3Rank Score:6,100
Rank in 2010s18Overall Rank:332
Average Rating:  76/100 (1,173 votes)
Comments: 162 comments
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19.

Halcyon DigestUnited States Deerhunter
Year of Release:2010Appears in:368 charts
Rank in 2010:7Rank Score:6,100
Rank in 2010s19Overall Rank:333
Average Rating:  82/100 (508 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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20.

Lost In The DreamUnited States The War On Drugs
Year of Release:2014Appears in:408 charts
Rank in 2014:1Rank Score:6,097
Rank in 2010s20Overall Rank:334
Average Rating:  81/100 (584 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 202 20%
2011 195 20%
2012 182 18%
2013 179 18%
2014 136 14%
2015 97 10%
2016 9 1%
Artist Albums %


Death Grips 5 1%
The Weeknd 5 1%
Drake 4 0%
Beach House 4 0%
The Tallest Man On Earth 4 0%
Burial 4 0%
Lana Del Rey 4 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 536 54%
United Kingdom 226 23%
Canada 73 7%
Australia 27 3%
Sweden 27 3%
France 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 15 2%
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