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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 (1,053rd)
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
31.

InnerspeakerAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2010Appears in:341 charts
Rank in 2010:10Rank Score:5,061
Rank in 2010s31Overall Rank:424
Average Rating:  81/100 (568 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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32.


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The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:237 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:4,858
Rank in 2010s32Overall Rank:433
Average Rating:  80/100 (425 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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33.

ContraUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2010Appears in:362 charts
Rank in 2010:11Rank Score:4,825
Rank in 2010s33Overall Rank:438
Average Rating:  77/100 (738 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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34.

CurrentsAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2015Appears in:338 charts
Rank in 2015:3Rank Score:4,266
Rank in 2010s34Overall Rank:491
Average Rating:  80/100 (593 votes)
Comments: 71 comments
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35.

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:299 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:4,204
Rank in 2010s35Overall Rank:495
Average Rating:  80/100 (442 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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36.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:250 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:4,121
Rank in 2010s36Overall Rank:500
Average Rating:  81/100 (390 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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37.

21United Kingdom Adele
Year of Release:2011Appears in:272 charts
Rank in 2011:7Rank Score:4,119
Rank in 2010s37Overall Rank:501
Average Rating:  71/100 (577 votes)
Comments: 65 comments
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38.

To Be KindUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2014Appears in:282 charts
Rank in 2014:2Rank Score:4,047
Rank in 2010s38Overall Rank:507
Average Rating:  81/100 (456 votes)
Comments: 70 comments
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39.

Have One On MeUnited States Joanna Newsom
Year of Release:2010Appears in:249 charts
Rank in 2010:12Rank Score:4,012
Rank in 2010s39Overall Rank:511
Average Rating:  81/100 (308 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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40.

Wasting LightUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:2011Appears in:259 charts
Rank in 2011:8Rank Score:3,957
Rank in 2010s40Overall Rank:516
Average Rating:  76/100 (516 votes)
Comments: 37 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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