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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 25,000 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.
20103,182267,876 The Suburbs (39th)
by Arcade Fire
20113,361200,384 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (201st)
by Bon Iver
20123,581198,351 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (92nd)
by Kendrick Lamar
20134,066177,881 Modern Vampires Of The City (168th)
by Vampire Weekend
20144,364119,360 Lost In The Dream (305th)
by The War On Drugs
20154,073115,984 To Pimp A Butterfly (113th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20162,76626,317 A Moon Shaped Pool (1,052nd)
by Radiohead
Total25,3931,106,154

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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RankAlbumArtist
21.

The King Of LimbsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2011Appears in:530 charts
Rank in 2011:3Rank Score:6,365
Rank in 2010s21Overall Rank:338
Average Rating:  76/100 (1,251 votes)
Comments: 173 comments
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22.

The Smile Sessions
Compilation
United States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:2011Appears in:239 charts
Rank in 2011:4Rank Score:6,294
Rank in 2010s22Overall Rank:342
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (463 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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23.

Halcyon DigestUnited States Deerhunter
Year of Release:2010Appears in:390 charts
Rank in 2010:7Rank Score:6,272
Rank in 2010s23Overall Rank:344
Average Rating:  82/100 (538 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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24.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:407 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:5,937
Rank in 2010s24Overall Rank:359
Average Rating:  80/100 (651 votes)
Comments: 71 comments
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25.

Plastic BeachUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2010Appears in:359 charts
Rank in 2010:8Rank Score:5,901
Rank in 2010s25Overall Rank:364
Average Rating:  78/100 (679 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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26.

Let England ShakeUnited Kingdom P.J. Harvey
Year of Release:2011Appears in:429 charts
Rank in 2011:5Rank Score:5,828
Rank in 2010s26Overall Rank:366
Average Rating:  80/100 (594 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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27.

El CaminoUnited States The Black Keys
Year of Release:2011Appears in:380 charts
Rank in 2011:6Rank Score:5,736
Rank in 2010s27Overall Rank:370
Average Rating:  78/100 (728 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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28.

YeezusUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2013Appears in:330 charts
Rank in 2013:6Rank Score:5,529
Rank in 2010s28Overall Rank:380
Average Rating:  75/100 (729 votes)
Comments: 105 comments
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29.

The Age Of AdzUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2010Appears in:287 charts
Rank in 2010:9Rank Score:5,291
Rank in 2010s29Overall Rank:401
Average Rating:  79/100 (458 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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30.

Trouble Will Find MeUnited States The National
Year of Release:2013Appears in:363 charts
Rank in 2013:7Rank Score:5,142
Rank in 2010s30Overall Rank:415
Average Rating:  79/100 (620 votes)
Comments: 70 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 191 19%
2011 192 19%
2012 176 18%
2013 177 18%
2014 136 14%
2015 102 10%
2016 26 3%
Artist Albums %


Death Grips 7 1%
Kendrick Lamar 5 1%
The Weeknd 5 1%
The Tallest Man On Earth 4 0%
Drake 4 0%
Julia Holter 4 0%
Lana Del Rey 4 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 553 55%
United Kingdom 223 22%
Canada 73 7%
Australia 27 3%
Sweden 23 2%
France 13 1%
Germany 12 1%
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