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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.
20103,264281,874 The Suburbs (38th)
by Arcade Fire
20113,468211,643 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (195th)
by Bon Iver
20123,696210,634 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (89th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20134,183189,160 Modern Vampires Of The City (176th)
by Vampire Weekend
20144,466128,644 Lost In The Dream (289th)
by The War On Drugs
20154,201129,922 To Pimp A Butterfly (108th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20163,50969,997 A Moon Shaped Pool (299th)
by Radiohead
2017410825 I See You (14,162nd)
by The xx
Total27,1971,222,700

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:391
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:375 charts
Rank in 2013:7Rank Score:5,404
Rank in 2010s32Overall Rank:412
Average Rating:  79/100 (636 votes)
Comments: 71 comments
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33.

CurrentsAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2015Appears in:380 charts
Rank in 2015:3Rank Score:5,244
Rank in 2010s33Overall Rank:420
Average Rating:  80/100 (647 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:5,102
Rank in 2010s34Overall Rank:431
Average Rating:  80/100 (448 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:4,949
Rank in 2010s35Overall Rank:437
Average Rating:  77/100 (760 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:312 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:4,565
Rank in 2010s36Overall Rank:467
Average Rating:  80/100 (453 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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37.

BlackstarUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:2016Appears in:491 charts
Rank in 2016:2Rank Score:4,502
Rank in 2010s37Overall Rank:479
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (779 votes)
Comments: 83 comments
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38.

Wasting LightUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:2011Appears in:269 charts
Rank in 2011:7Rank Score:4,409
Rank in 2010s38Overall Rank:492
Average Rating:  76/100 (534 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:4,327
Rank in 2010s39Overall Rank:502
Average Rating:  81/100 (400 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:4,254
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 188 19%
2011 189 19%
2012 161 16%
2013 171 17%
2014 127 13%
2015 109 11%
2016 55 6%
2017 0 0%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 555 56%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Canada 74 7%
Australia 29 3%
Sweden 24 2%
France 13 1%
Ireland 12 1%
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