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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 15,000 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.
20102,137197,177 The Suburbs (39th)
by Arcade Fire
20112,261151,057 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (202nd)
by Bon Iver
20122,391118,406 Lonerism (185th)
by Tame Impala
20132,850103,620 Reflektor (241st)
by Arcade Fire
20141,64419,587 To Be Kind (948th)
by Swans
Total11,283589,847

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

Modern Vampires Of The CityUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2013Appears in:309 charts
Rank in 2013:2Rank Score:5,760
Rank in 2010s11Overall Rank:272
Average Rating: 82/100 (417 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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12.

The King Of LimbsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2011Appears in:366 charts
Rank in 2011:3Rank Score:5,418
Rank in 2010s12Overall Rank:288
Average Rating: 74/100 (761 votes)
Comments: 126 comments
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13.

This Is HappeningUnited States LCD Soundsystem
Year of Release:2010Appears in:246 charts
Rank in 2010:6Rank Score:4,636
Rank in 2010s13Overall Rank:325
Average Rating: 80/100 (364 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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14.

The Smile Sessions
Compilation
United States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:2011Appears in:152 charts
Rank in 2011:4Rank Score:4,467
Rank in 2010s14Overall Rank:341
Average Rating: 85/100 (263 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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15.

El CaminoUnited States The Black Keys
Year of Release:2011Appears in:268 charts
Rank in 2011:5Rank Score:4,419
Rank in 2010s15Overall Rank:345
Average Rating: 79/100 (436 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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16.

ContraUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2010Appears in:256 charts
Rank in 2010:7Rank Score:4,406
Rank in 2010s16Overall Rank:347
Average Rating: 76/100 (503 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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17.

Let England ShakeUnited Kingdom P.J. Harvey
Year of Release:2011Appears in:260 charts
Rank in 2011:6Rank Score:4,071
Rank in 2010s17Overall Rank:372
Average Rating: 79/100 (388 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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18.

Channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:232 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:4,070
Rank in 2010s18Overall Rank:373
Average Rating: 78/100 (355 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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19.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:268 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:3,934
Rank in 2010s19Overall Rank:389
Average Rating: 79/100 (433 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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20.

Plastic BeachUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2010Appears in:236 charts
Rank in 2010:8Rank Score:3,839
Rank in 2010s20Overall Rank:396
Average Rating: 77/100 (431 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 287 29%
2011 247 25%
2012 226 23%
2013 191 19%
2014 49 5%
Artist Albums %


Burial 4 0%
Death Grips 4 0%
The Weeknd 4 0%
J. Cole 3 0%
One Direction 3 0%
of Montreal 3 0%
Sun Kil Moon 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 522 52%
United Kingdom 225 23%
Canada 66 7%
Australia 32 3%
Sweden 23 2%
Norway 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 15 2%
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