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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 23,000 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.
20102,996249,983 The Suburbs (38th)
by Arcade Fire
20113,202190,174 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (196th)
by Bon Iver
20123,403179,236 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (111th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20133,898161,886 Modern Vampires Of The City (180th)
by Vampire Weekend
20144,167109,716 Lost In The Dream (338th)
by The War On Drugs
20153,81690,933 To Pimp A Butterfly (152nd)
by Kendrick Lamar
20161,2377,075 Blackstar (1,837th)
by David Bowie
Total22,719989,001

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.

Trouble Will Find MeUnited States The National
Year of Release:2013Appears in:337 charts
Rank in 2013:7Rank Score:4,628
Rank in 2010s31Overall Rank:424
Average Rating:  79/100 (583 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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32.

ContraUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2010Appears in:339 charts
Rank in 2010:11Rank Score:4,617
Rank in 2010s32Overall Rank:425
Average Rating:  77/100 (696 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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33.

BenjiUnited States Sun Kil Moon
Year of Release:2014Appears in:308 charts
Rank in 2014:2Rank Score:3,982
Rank in 2010s33Overall Rank:487
Average Rating:  79/100 (478 votes)
Comments: 71 comments
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34.

Wasting LightUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:2011Appears in:236 charts
Rank in 2011:7Rank Score:3,776
Rank in 2010s34Overall Rank:507
Average Rating:  77/100 (488 votes)
Comments: 35 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:277 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:3,751
Rank in 2010s35Overall Rank:510
Average Rating:  80/100 (405 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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36.

The Wild HuntSweden The Tallest Man On Earth
Year of Release:2010Appears in:233 charts
Rank in 2010:12Rank Score:3,733
Rank in 2010s36Overall Rank:514
Average Rating:  79/100 (305 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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37.

Have One On MeUnited States Joanna Newsom
Year of Release:2010Appears in:227 charts
Rank in 2010:13Rank Score:3,708
Rank in 2010s37Overall Rank:518
Average Rating:  81/100 (282 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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38.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:234 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:3,672
Rank in 2010s38Overall Rank:522
Average Rating:  81/100 (362 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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39.

KaputtCanada Destroyer
Year of Release:2011Appears in:275 charts
Rank in 2011:8Rank Score:3,665
Rank in 2010s39Overall Rank:523
Average Rating:  79/100 (366 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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40.

21United Kingdom Adele
Year of Release:2011Appears in:245 charts
Rank in 2011:9Rank Score:3,608
Rank in 2010s40Overall Rank:533
Average Rating:  71/100 (547 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 208 21%
2011 194 19%
2012 183 18%
2013 180 18%
2014 133 13%
2015 96 10%
2016 6 1%
Artist Albums %


Death Grips 6 1%
Laura Marling 4 0%
Lana Del Rey 4 0%
Burial 4 0%
Kendrick Lamar 4 0%
Julia Holter 4 0%
Grimes 4 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 539 54%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Canada 73 7%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 14 1%
France 13 1%
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