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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.
20103,228276,814 The Suburbs (39th)
by Arcade Fire
20113,422208,635 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (196th)
by Bon Iver
20123,638206,778 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (89th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20134,127186,110 Modern Vampires Of The City (171st)
by Vampire Weekend
20144,424126,541 Lost In The Dream (288th)
by The War On Drugs
20154,137125,425 To Pimp A Butterfly (112th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20163,34956,915 A Moon Shaped Pool (370th)
by Radiohead
20178054 Pink Season (28,384th)
by Pink Guy
Total26,4051,187,273

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 Bon Iver.
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RankAlbumArtist
31.

InnerspeakerAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2010Appears in:357 charts
Rank in 2010:10Rank Score:5,400
Rank in 2010s31Overall Rank:403
Average Rating:  81/100 (591 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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32.

Trouble Will Find MeUnited States The National
Year of Release:2013Appears in:367 charts
Rank in 2013:7Rank Score:5,252
Rank in 2010s32Overall Rank:413
Average Rating:  79/100 (627 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:5,081
Rank in 2010s33Overall Rank:429
Average Rating:  80/100 (438 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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34.

CurrentsAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2015Appears in:363 charts
Rank in 2015:3Rank Score:4,965
Rank in 2010s34Overall Rank:433
Average Rating:  80/100 (630 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:4,935
Rank in 2010s35Overall Rank:435
Average Rating:  77/100 (749 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:4,449
Rank in 2010s36Overall Rank:474
Average Rating:  80/100 (449 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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37.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:259 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:4,417
Rank in 2010s37Overall Rank:478
Average Rating:  81/100 (397 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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38.

Wasting LightUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:2011Appears in:265 charts
Rank in 2011:7Rank Score:4,332
Rank in 2010s38Overall Rank:493
Average Rating:  76/100 (530 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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39.

21United Kingdom Adele
Year of Release:2011Appears in:274 charts
Rank in 2011:8Rank Score:4,196
Rank in 2010s39Overall Rank:503
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:254 charts
Rank in 2010:12Rank Score:4,162
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 184 18%
2011 189 19%
2012 162 16%
2013 174 17%
2014 132 13%
2015 112 11%
2016 47 5%
2017 0 0%
Artist Albums %


Death Grips 7 1%
The Weeknd 5 1%
Beach House 4 0%
Lana Del Rey 4 0%
Swans 4 0%
Frank Ocean 4 0%
Burial 4 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 565 57%
United Kingdom 210 21%
Canada 71 7%
Australia 29 3%
Sweden 23 2%
France 13 1%
Mixed Nationality 12 1%
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