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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.
20103,231278,036 The Suburbs (39th)
by Arcade Fire
20113,429209,226 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (195th)
by Bon Iver
20123,646207,753 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (88th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20134,134187,010 Modern Vampires Of The City (175th)
by Vampire Weekend
20144,431127,135 Lost In The Dream (287th)
by The War On Drugs
20154,146126,947 To Pimp A Butterfly (111th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20163,38159,545 A Moon Shaped Pool (348th)
by Radiohead
2017108121 I See You (22,774th)
by The xx
Total26,5061,195,774

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.

InnerspeakerAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2010Appears in:358 charts
Rank in 2010:10Rank Score:5,451
Rank in 2010s31Overall Rank:398
Average Rating:  81/100 (592 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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32.

Trouble Will Find MeUnited States The National
Year of Release:2013Appears in:368 charts
Rank in 2013:7Rank Score:5,306
Rank in 2010s32Overall Rank:412
Average Rating:  79/100 (629 votes)
Comments: 71 comments
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33.


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The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:249 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:5,116
Rank in 2010s33Overall Rank:425
Average Rating:  80/100 (439 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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34.

CurrentsAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2015Appears in:367 charts
Rank in 2015:3Rank Score:5,071
Rank in 2010s34Overall Rank:432
Average Rating:  80/100 (631 votes)
Comments: 72 comments
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35.

ContraUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2010Appears in:367 charts
Rank in 2010:11Rank Score:4,933
Rank in 2010s35Overall Rank:437
Average Rating:  77/100 (750 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:306 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:4,447
Rank in 2010s36Overall Rank:477
Average Rating:  80/100 (450 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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37.

Wasting LightUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:2011Appears in:267 charts
Rank in 2011:7Rank Score:4,396
Rank in 2010s37Overall Rank:483
Average Rating:  76/100 (531 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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38.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:259 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:4,339
Rank in 2010s38Overall Rank:494
Average Rating:  81/100 (398 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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39.

21United Kingdom Adele
Year of Release:2011Appears in:274 charts
Rank in 2011:8Rank Score:4,191
Rank in 2010s39Overall Rank:505
Average Rating:  71/100 (584 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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40.

Have One On MeUnited States Joanna Newsom
Year of Release:2010Appears in:256 charts
Rank in 2010:12Rank Score:4,187
Rank in 2010s40Overall Rank:507
Average Rating:  81/100 (311 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 183 18%
2011 190 19%
2012 161 16%
2013 174 17%
2014 129 13%
2015 114 11%
2016 49 5%
2017 0 0%
Artist Albums %


Death Grips 7 1%
The Weeknd 5 1%
The Tallest Man On Earth 4 0%
Julia Holter 4 0%
Kendrick Lamar 4 0%
Drake 4 0%
Beach House 4 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 562 56%
United Kingdom 211 21%
Canada 71 7%
Australia 30 3%
Sweden 23 2%
France 13 1%
Mixed Nationality 12 1%
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