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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 26,000 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.
20103,260281,559 The Suburbs (38th)
by Arcade Fire
20113,466211,146 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (196th)
by Bon Iver
20123,695210,150 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (89th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20134,180189,056 Modern Vampires Of The City (176th)
by Vampire Weekend
20144,462128,642 Lost In The Dream (289th)
by The War On Drugs
20154,197129,631 To Pimp A Butterfly (111th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20163,50167,903 A Moon Shaped Pool (304th)
by Radiohead
2017379724 I See You (14,846th)
by The xx
Total27,1401,218,811

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

The Age Of AdzUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2010Appears in:308 charts
Rank in 2010:10Rank Score:5,608
Rank in 2010s31Overall Rank:390
Average Rating:  80/100 (479 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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32.

Trouble Will Find MeUnited States The National
Year of Release:2013Appears in:374 charts
Rank in 2013:7Rank Score:5,401
Rank in 2010s32Overall Rank:412
Average Rating:  79/100 (637 votes)
Comments: 71 comments
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33.

CurrentsAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2015Appears in:379 charts
Rank in 2015:3Rank Score:5,247
Rank in 2010s33Overall Rank:420
Average Rating:  80/100 (646 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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34.


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The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:253 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:5,100
Rank in 2010s34Overall Rank:431
Average Rating:  80/100 (449 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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35.

ContraUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2010Appears in:369 charts
Rank in 2010:11Rank Score:4,947
Rank in 2010s35Overall Rank:437
Average Rating:  77/100 (759 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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36.

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:311 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:4,517
Rank in 2010s36Overall Rank:471
Average Rating:  80/100 (452 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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37.

BlackstarUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:2016Appears in:486 charts
Rank in 2016:2Rank Score:4,430
Rank in 2010s37Overall Rank:484
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (775 votes)
Comments: 83 comments
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38.

Wasting LightUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:2011Appears in:268 charts
Rank in 2011:7Rank Score:4,408
Rank in 2010s38Overall Rank:490
Average Rating:  76/100 (535 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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39.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:259 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:4,330
Rank in 2010s39Overall Rank:504
Average Rating:  81/100 (401 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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40.

Have One On MeUnited States Joanna Newsom
Year of Release:2010Appears in:263 charts
Rank in 2010:12Rank Score:4,253
Rank in 2010s40Overall Rank:506
Average Rating:  81/100 (311 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 187 19%
2011 188 19%
2012 161 16%
2013 173 17%
2014 129 13%
2015 109 11%
2016 53 5%
2017 0 0%
Artist Albums %


The Weeknd 7 1%
Death Grips 7 1%
Kendrick Lamar 5 1%
Lana Del Rey 4 0%
Drake 4 0%
Beach House 4 0%
Frank Ocean 4 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 559 56%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Canada 73 7%
Australia 29 3%
Sweden 22 2%
France 13 1%
Ireland 12 1%
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