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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 24,000 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.
20103,065258,528 The Suburbs (38th)
by Arcade Fire
20113,271192,506 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (199th)
by Bon Iver
20123,490188,094 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (100th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20133,963167,413 Modern Vampires Of The City (178th)
by Vampire Weekend
20144,240112,131 Lost In The Dream (327th)
by The War On Drugs
20153,934101,354 To Pimp A Butterfly (127th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20161,89313,729 A Moon Shaped Pool (1,383rd)
by Radiohead
Total23,8561,033,754

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

InnerspeakerAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2010Appears in:327 charts
Rank in 2010:10Rank Score:4,850
Rank in 2010s31Overall Rank:421
Average Rating:  81/100 (537 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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32.

ContraUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2010Appears in:347 charts
Rank in 2010:11Rank Score:4,789
Rank in 2010s32Overall Rank:427
Average Rating:  77/100 (713 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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33.


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The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:227 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:4,391
Rank in 2010s33Overall Rank:454
Average Rating:  80/100 (399 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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34.

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:288 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:3,934
Rank in 2010s34Overall Rank:501
Average Rating:  80/100 (419 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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35.

21United Kingdom Adele
Year of Release:2011Appears in:260 charts
Rank in 2011:7Rank Score:3,934
Rank in 2010s35Overall Rank:502
Average Rating:  71/100 (563 votes)
Comments: 65 comments
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36.

The Wild HuntSweden The Tallest Man On Earth
Year of Release:2010Appears in:239 charts
Rank in 2010:12Rank Score:3,890
Rank in 2010s36Overall Rank:505
Average Rating:  79/100 (317 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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37.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:237 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:3,829
Rank in 2010s37Overall Rank:513
Average Rating:  81/100 (370 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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38.

Wasting LightUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:2011Appears in:250 charts
Rank in 2011:8Rank Score:3,763
Rank in 2010s38Overall Rank:522
Average Rating:  76/100 (497 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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39.

Have One On MeUnited States Joanna Newsom
Year of Release:2010Appears in:235 charts
Rank in 2010:13Rank Score:3,745
Rank in 2010s39Overall Rank:526
Average Rating:  81/100 (291 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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40.

BlunderbussUnited States Jack White
Year of Release:2012Appears in:294 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:3,688
Rank in 2010s40Overall Rank:533
Average Rating:  77/100 (588 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 199 20%
2011 195 20%
2012 177 18%
2013 181 18%
2014 135 14%
2015 99 10%
2016 14 1%
Artist Albums %


Death Grips 6 1%
The Weeknd 5 1%
Grimes 4 0%
Burial 4 0%
Julia Holter 4 0%
Beach House 4 0%
The Tallest Man On Earth 4 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 541 54%
United Kingdom 225 23%
Canada 72 7%
Australia 29 3%
Sweden 26 3%
France 14 1%
Germany 12 1%
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