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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 22,000 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.
20102,905240,725 The Suburbs (37th)
by Arcade Fire
20113,096184,137 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (195th)
by Bon Iver
20123,292168,298 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (116th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20133,788153,283 Modern Vampires Of The City (186th)
by Vampire Weekend
20144,04699,281 Lost In The Dream (354th)
by The War On Drugs
20153,49166,787 To Pimp A Butterfly (256th)
by Kendrick Lamar
2016262830 Blackstar (3,388th)
by David Bowie
Total20,880913,341

The best artists of the 2010s are Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala, The National, Vampire Weekend, Beach House, The Black Keys, Sufjan Stevens and Bon Iver.
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RankAlbumArtist
21.

Carrie & LowellUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2015Appears in:413 charts
Rank in 2015:2Rank Score:5,625
Rank in 2010s21Overall Rank:340
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (514 votes)
Comments: 77 comments
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22.

...Like ClockworkUnited States Queens Of The Stone Age
Year of Release:2013Appears in:301 charts
Rank in 2013:5Rank Score:5,462
Rank in 2010s22Overall Rank:352
Average Rating:  82/100 (529 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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23.

Lost In The DreamUnited States The War On Drugs
Year of Release:2014Appears in:367 charts
Rank in 2014:1Rank Score:5,447
Rank in 2010s23Overall Rank:354
Average Rating:  82/100 (516 votes)
Comments: 70 comments
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24.

The King Of LimbsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2011Appears in:461 charts
Rank in 2011:5Rank Score:5,446
Rank in 2010s24Overall Rank:355
Average Rating:  75/100 (1,040 votes)
Comments: 152 comments
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25.

Plastic BeachUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2010Appears in:316 charts
Rank in 2010:8Rank Score:5,312
Rank in 2010s25Overall Rank:365
Average Rating:  77/100 (593 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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26.

Let England ShakeUnited Kingdom P.J. Harvey
Year of Release:2011Appears in:362 charts
Rank in 2011:6Rank Score:5,087
Rank in 2010s26Overall Rank:381
Average Rating:  80/100 (515 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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27.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:346 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:5,082
Rank in 2010s27Overall Rank:382
Average Rating:  80/100 (572 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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28.

Trouble Will Find MeUnited States The National
Year of Release:2013Appears in:324 charts
Rank in 2013:6Rank Score:4,759
Rank in 2010s28Overall Rank:406
Average Rating:  79/100 (544 votes)
Comments: 62 comments
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29.

ContraUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2010Appears in:326 charts
Rank in 2010:9Rank Score:4,692
Rank in 2010s29Overall Rank:412
Average Rating:  77/100 (661 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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30.

YeezusUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2013Appears in:266 charts
Rank in 2013:7Rank Score:4,597
Rank in 2010s30Overall Rank:415
Average Rating:  74/100 (577 votes)
Comments: 86 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 220 22%
2011 199 20%
2012 187 19%
2013 181 18%
2014 126 13%
2015 86 9%
2016 1 0%
Artist Albums %


Death Grips 6 1%
Julia Holter 4 0%
Grimes 4 0%
Burial 4 0%
Drake 4 0%
Beach House 4 0%
Laura Marling 4 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 536 54%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Canada 72 7%
Australia 27 3%
Sweden 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 15 2%
France 14 1%
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