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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 20,000 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.
20102,740222,225 The Suburbs (40th)
by Arcade Fire
20112,922168,819 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (208th)
by Bon Iver
20123,113152,689 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (126th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20133,560135,814 Modern Vampires Of The City (205th)
by Vampire Weekend
20143,80679,635 Lost In The Dream (402nd)
by The War On Drugs
20152,03614,978 To Pimp A Butterfly (1,566th)
by Kendrick Lamar
Total18,177774,159

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

Wasting LightUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:2011Appears in:222 charts
Rank in 2011:7Rank Score:3,692
Rank in 2010s31Overall Rank:476
Average Rating:  76/100 (424 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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32.

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:256 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:3,626
Rank in 2010s32Overall Rank:485
Average Rating:  80/100 (352 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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33.

BenjiUnited States Sun Kil Moon
Year of Release:2014Appears in:286 charts
Rank in 2014:2Rank Score:3,573
Rank in 2010s33Overall Rank:496
Average Rating:  79/100 (421 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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34.

Have One On MeUnited States Joanna Newsom
Year of Release:2010Appears in:206 charts
Rank in 2010:12Rank Score:3,501
Rank in 2010s34Overall Rank:504
Average Rating:  81/100 (250 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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35.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:219 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:3,337
Rank in 2010s35Overall Rank:529
Average Rating:  81/100 (315 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:186 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:3,334
Rank in 2010s36Overall Rank:530
Average Rating:  78/100 (319 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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37.

21United Kingdom Adele
Year of Release:2011Appears in:224 charts
Rank in 2011:8Rank Score:3,255
Rank in 2010s37Overall Rank:539
Average Rating:  72/100 (474 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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38.

The Wild HuntSweden The Tallest Man On Earth
Year of Release:2010Appears in:211 charts
Rank in 2010:13Rank Score:3,217
Rank in 2010s38Overall Rank:546
Average Rating:  79/100 (277 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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39.

KaputtCanada Destroyer
Year of Release:2011Appears in:239 charts
Rank in 2011:9Rank Score:3,194
Rank in 2010s39Overall Rank:551
Average Rating:  79/100 (328 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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40.

BlunderbussUnited States Jack White
Year of Release:2012Appears in:272 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:3,171
Rank in 2010s40Overall Rank:555
Average Rating:  77/100 (527 votes)
Comments: 69 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 238 24%
2011 219 22%
2012 203 20%
2013 195 20%
2014 124 12%
2015 21 2%
Artist Albums %


Death Grips 5 1%
The Tallest Man On Earth 4 0%
Burial 4 0%
Iceage 3 0%
Coldplay 3 0%
Sun Kil Moon 3 0%
The Black Keys 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 527 53%
United Kingdom 220 22%
Canada 73 7%
Australia 31 3%
Sweden 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 19 2%
France 15 2%
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