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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 22,000 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.
20102,904240,508 The Suburbs (37th)
by Arcade Fire
20113,094183,792 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (195th)
by Bon Iver
20123,289167,561 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (114th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20133,786153,033 Modern Vampires Of The City (188th)
by Vampire Weekend
20144,04198,861 Lost In The Dream (351st)
by The War On Drugs
20153,47865,978 To Pimp A Butterfly (258th)
by Kendrick Lamar
2016242744 Blackstar (3,524th)
by David Bowie
Total20,834910,477

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

The Age Of AdzUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2010Appears in:244 charts
Rank in 2010:10Rank Score:4,420
Rank in 2010s31Overall Rank:427
Average Rating:  78/100 (372 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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32.

InnerspeakerAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2010Appears in:297 charts
Rank in 2010:11Rank Score:4,207
Rank in 2010s32Overall Rank:449
Average Rating:  81/100 (467 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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33.

Have One On MeUnited States Joanna Newsom
Year of Release:2010Appears in:220 charts
Rank in 2010:12Rank Score:3,828
Rank in 2010s33Overall Rank:485
Average Rating:  81/100 (265 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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34.

BenjiUnited States Sun Kil Moon
Year of Release:2014Appears in:295 charts
Rank in 2014:2Rank Score:3,801
Rank in 2010s34Overall Rank:489
Average Rating:  79/100 (448 votes)
Comments: 69 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:262 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:3,796
Rank in 2010s35Overall Rank:490
Average Rating:  80/100 (371 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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36.

Wasting LightUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:2011Appears in:229 charts
Rank in 2011:7Rank Score:3,789
Rank in 2010s36Overall Rank:491
Average Rating:  77/100 (463 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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37.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:228 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:3,579
Rank in 2010s37Overall Rank:523
Average Rating:  81/100 (341 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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38.

KaputtCanada Destroyer
Year of Release:2011Appears in:258 charts
Rank in 2011:8Rank Score:3,552
Rank in 2010s38Overall Rank:528
Average Rating:  79/100 (350 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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39.

21United Kingdom Adele
Year of Release:2011Appears in:231 charts
Rank in 2011:9Rank Score:3,548
Rank in 2010s39Overall Rank:529
Average Rating:  72/100 (510 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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40.

The Wild HuntSweden The Tallest Man On Earth
Year of Release:2010Appears in:218 charts
Rank in 2010:13Rank Score:3,547
Rank in 2010s40Overall Rank:530
Average Rating:  79/100 (288 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 220 22%
2011 199 20%
2012 187 19%
2013 180 18%
2014 127 13%
2015 86 9%
2016 1 0%
Artist Albums %


Death Grips 6 1%
Julia Holter 4 0%
Grimes 4 0%
Burial 4 0%
Drake 4 0%
Sun Kil Moon 4 0%
Laura Marling 4 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 536 54%
United Kingdom 228 23%
Canada 71 7%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 15 2%
France 14 1%
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