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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.
20102,906240,898 The Suburbs (37th)
by Arcade Fire
20113,097184,584 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (194th)
by Bon Iver
20123,296169,095 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (113th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20133,792154,205 Modern Vampires Of The City (185th)
by Vampire Weekend
20144,05099,395 Lost In The Dream (358th)
by The War On Drugs
20153,50567,286 To Pimp A Butterfly (249th)
by Kendrick Lamar
2016271876 Blackstar (3,358th)
by David Bowie
Total20,917916,339

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
31.

The Age Of AdzUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2010Appears in:244 charts
Rank in 2010:10Rank Score:4,427
Rank in 2010s31Overall Rank:426
Average Rating:  78/100 (373 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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32.

InnerspeakerAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2010Appears in:298 charts
Rank in 2010:11Rank Score:4,206
Rank in 2010s32Overall Rank:449
Average Rating:  81/100 (469 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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33.

Have One On MeUnited States Joanna Newsom
Year of Release:2010Appears in:221 charts
Rank in 2010:12Rank Score:3,897
Rank in 2010s33Overall Rank:476
Average Rating:  81/100 (265 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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34.

The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever DoUnited States Fiona Apple
Year of Release:2012Appears in:263 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:3,893
Rank in 2010s34Overall Rank:477
Average Rating:  80/100 (372 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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35.

BenjiUnited States Sun Kil Moon
Year of Release:2014Appears in:295 charts
Rank in 2014:2Rank Score:3,800
Rank in 2010s35Overall Rank:490
Average Rating:  79/100 (449 votes)
Comments: 69 comments
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36.

Wasting LightUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:2011Appears in:229 charts
Rank in 2011:7Rank Score:3,791
Rank in 2010s36Overall Rank:491
Average Rating:  77/100 (464 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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37.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:229 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:3,585
Rank in 2010s37Overall Rank:523
Average Rating:  81/100 (341 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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38.

21United Kingdom Adele
Year of Release:2011Appears in:232 charts
Rank in 2011:8Rank Score:3,570
Rank in 2010s38Overall Rank:526
Average Rating:  72/100 (511 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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39.

KaputtCanada Destroyer
Year of Release:2011Appears in:258 charts
Rank in 2011:9Rank Score:3,568
Rank in 2010s39Overall Rank:527
Average Rating:  79/100 (351 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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40.

BlunderbussUnited States Jack White
Year of Release:2012Appears in:285 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:3,530
Rank in 2010s40Overall Rank:532
Average Rating:  77/100 (554 votes)
Comments: 72 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 219 22%
2011 197 20%
2012 186 19%
2013 184 18%
2014 127 13%
2015 86 9%
2016 1 0%
Artist Albums %


Death Grips 5 1%
Grimes 4 0%
Drake 4 0%
Beach House 4 0%
Laura Marling 4 0%
Burial 4 0%
Sun Kil Moon 4 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 534 53%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Canada 72 7%
Australia 27 3%
Sweden 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 15 2%
France 14 1%
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