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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 23,000 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.
20102,993248,892 The Suburbs (38th)
by Arcade Fire
20113,194189,374 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (197th)
by Bon Iver
20123,391178,258 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (111th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20133,892161,737 Modern Vampires Of The City (179th)
by Vampire Weekend
20144,166109,099 Lost In The Dream (332nd)
by The War On Drugs
20153,81090,257 To Pimp A Butterfly (156th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20161,1966,643 Blackstar (1,869th)
by David Bowie
Total22,642984,262

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

ContraUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2010Appears in:338 charts
Rank in 2010:10Rank Score:4,612
Rank in 2010s31Overall Rank:424
Average Rating:  77/100 (696 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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32.

The Age Of AdzUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2010Appears in:266 charts
Rank in 2010:11Rank Score:4,599
Rank in 2010s32Overall Rank:426
Average Rating:  79/100 (404 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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33.

BenjiUnited States Sun Kil Moon
Year of Release:2014Appears in:307 charts
Rank in 2014:2Rank Score:3,964
Rank in 2010s33Overall Rank:486
Average Rating:  79/100 (477 votes)
Comments: 71 comments
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34.

Wasting LightUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:2011Appears in:238 charts
Rank in 2011:7Rank Score:3,810
Rank in 2010s34Overall Rank:500
Average Rating:  77/100 (486 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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35.

Have One On MeUnited States Joanna Newsom
Year of Release:2010Appears in:228 charts
Rank in 2010:12Rank Score:3,800
Rank in 2010s35Overall Rank:502
Average Rating:  81/100 (281 votes)
Comments: 27 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:278 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:3,757
Rank in 2010s36Overall Rank:511
Average Rating:  80/100 (402 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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37.

The Wild HuntSweden The Tallest Man On Earth
Year of Release:2010Appears in:233 charts
Rank in 2010:13Rank Score:3,733
Rank in 2010s37Overall Rank:515
Average Rating:  79/100 (305 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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38.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:235 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:3,690
Rank in 2010s38Overall Rank:519
Average Rating:  81/100 (364 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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39.

KaputtCanada Destroyer
Year of Release:2011Appears in:275 charts
Rank in 2011:8Rank Score:3,662
Rank in 2010s39Overall Rank:523
Average Rating:  79/100 (366 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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40.

21United Kingdom Adele
Year of Release:2011Appears in:245 charts
Rank in 2011:9Rank Score:3,607
Rank in 2010s40Overall Rank:531
Average Rating:  71/100 (546 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 210 21%
2011 193 19%
2012 182 18%
2013 180 18%
2014 132 13%
2015 97 10%
2016 6 1%
Artist Albums %


Death Grips 6 1%
The Tallest Man On Earth 4 0%
Burial 4 0%
Laura Marling 4 0%
Lana Del Rey 4 0%
Kendrick Lamar 4 0%
Julia Holter 4 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 541 54%
United Kingdom 224 22%
Canada 73 7%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 14 1%
France 13 1%
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