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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 19,000 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.
20102,597212,794 The Suburbs (40th)
by Arcade Fire
20112,771160,686 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (213th)
by Bon Iver
20122,991145,609 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (135th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20133,455126,443 Modern Vampires Of The City (234th)
by Vampire Weekend
20143,57169,764 Lost In The Dream (481st)
by The War On Drugs
20151,1566,716 To Pimp A Butterfly (2,040th)
by Kendrick Lamar
Total16,541722,012

The best artists of the 2010s are Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Tame Impala, The National, Kendrick Lamar, The Black Keys, Vampire Weekend, Beach House, Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes.
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RankAlbumArtist
31.

Wasting LightUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:2011Appears in:205 charts
Rank in 2011:7Rank Score:3,437
Rank in 2010s31Overall Rank:497
Average Rating:  76/100 (397 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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32.

Have One On MeUnited States Joanna Newsom
Year of Release:2010Appears in:189 charts
Rank in 2010:12Rank Score:3,384
Rank in 2010s32Overall Rank:501
Average Rating:  81/100 (235 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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33.

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:249 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:3,356
Rank in 2010s33Overall Rank:507
Average Rating:  80/100 (326 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:182 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:3,285
Rank in 2010s34Overall Rank:516
Average Rating:  77/100 (290 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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35.

BenjiUnited States Sun Kil Moon
Year of Release:2014Appears in:266 charts
Rank in 2014:2Rank Score:3,259
Rank in 2010s35Overall Rank:521
Average Rating:  79/100 (395 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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36.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:212 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:3,226
Rank in 2010s36Overall Rank:524
Average Rating:  80/100 (295 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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37.

KaputtCanada Destroyer
Year of Release:2011Appears in:231 charts
Rank in 2011:8Rank Score:3,184
Rank in 2010s37Overall Rank:536
Average Rating:  78/100 (305 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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38.

BlunderbussUnited States Jack White
Year of Release:2012Appears in:257 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:3,180
Rank in 2010s38Overall Rank:538
Average Rating:  77/100 (502 votes)
Comments: 69 comments
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39.

The Wild HuntSweden The Tallest Man On Earth
Year of Release:2010Appears in:198 charts
Rank in 2010:13Rank Score:3,020
Rank in 2010s39Overall Rank:558
Average Rating:  79/100 (256 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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40.

21United Kingdom Adele
Year of Release:2011Appears in:209 charts
Rank in 2011:9Rank Score:3,000
Rank in 2010s40Overall Rank:563
Average Rating:  71/100 (453 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 237 24%
2011 224 22%
2012 211 21%
2013 196 20%
2014 122 12%
2015 10 1%
Artist Albums %


Death Grips 4 0%
Burial 4 0%
J. Cole 3 0%
Joe Bonamassa 3 0%
Sharon Van Etten 3 0%
The Black Keys 3 0%
Future Islands 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 546 55%
United Kingdom 214 21%
Canada 70 7%
Australia 29 3%
Sweden 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 16 2%
France 15 2%
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