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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.
20102,656216,203 The Suburbs (40th)
by Arcade Fire
20112,826163,520 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (208th)
by Bon Iver
20123,035147,746 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (133rd)
by Kendrick Lamar
20133,502130,985 Modern Vampires Of The City (216th)
by Vampire Weekend
20143,71073,138 Lost In The Dream (440th)
by The War On Drugs
20151,5659,897 To Pimp A Butterfly (1,801st)
by Kendrick Lamar
Total17,294741,489

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:6,642
Rank in 2010s11Overall Rank:275
Average Rating:  78/100 (672 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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12.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-j)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:255 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:5,510
Rank in 2010s12Overall Rank:321
Average Rating:  77/100 (397 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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13.

El CaminoUnited States The Black Keys
Year of Release:2011Appears in:322 charts
Rank in 2011:3Rank Score:5,402
Rank in 2010s13Overall Rank:325
Average Rating:  78/100 (570 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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14.

Channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:308 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:5,377
Rank in 2010s14Overall Rank:329
Average Rating:  78/100 (454 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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15.

This Is HappeningUnited States LCD Soundsystem
Year of Release:2010Appears in:302 charts
Rank in 2010:6Rank Score:5,291
Rank in 2010s15Overall Rank:335
Average Rating:  81/100 (465 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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16.

The Smile Sessions
Compilation
United States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:2011Appears in:179 charts
Rank in 2011:4Rank Score:5,218
Rank in 2010s16Overall Rank:337
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (353 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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17.

Halcyon DigestUnited States Deerhunter
Year of Release:2010Appears in:315 charts
Rank in 2010:7Rank Score:4,945
Rank in 2010s17Overall Rank:354
Average Rating:  81/100 (411 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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18.

The King Of LimbsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2011Appears in:434 charts
Rank in 2011:5Rank Score:4,942
Rank in 2010s18Overall Rank:356
Average Rating:  75/100 (931 votes)
Comments: 144 comments
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19.

...Like ClockworkUnited States Queens Of The Stone Age
Year of Release:2013Appears in:272 charts
Rank in 2013:3Rank Score:4,724
Rank in 2010s19Overall Rank:376
Average Rating:  81/100 (461 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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20.

AMUnited Kingdom Arctic Monkeys
Year of Release:2013Appears in:307 charts
Rank in 2013:4Rank Score:4,602
Rank in 2010s20Overall Rank:386
Average Rating:  77/100 (560 votes)
Comments: 81 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 239 24%
2011 223 22%
2012 206 21%
2013 196 20%
2014 121 12%
2015 15 2%
Artist Albums %


Burial 4 0%
Death Grips 4 0%
Kendrick Lamar 3 0%
J. Cole 3 0%
Flying Lotus 3 0%
Grimes 3 0%
Justin Bieber 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 529 53%
United Kingdom 225 23%
Canada 71 7%
Australia 29 3%
Sweden 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 17 2%
France 16 2%
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