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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.
20103,080262,989 The Suburbs (38th)
by Arcade Fire
20113,288195,761 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (198th)
by Bon Iver
20123,510191,093 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (100th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20133,982171,682 Modern Vampires Of The City (170th)
by Vampire Weekend
20144,270115,162 Lost In The Dream (319th)
by The War On Drugs
20153,971106,109 To Pimp A Butterfly (122nd)
by Kendrick Lamar
20162,11116,725 A Moon Shaped Pool (1,259th)
by Radiohead
Total24,2121,059,521

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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31.

InnerspeakerAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2010Appears in:332 charts
Rank in 2010:10Rank Score:4,880
Rank in 2010s31Overall Rank:423
Average Rating:  81/100 (549 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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32.

ContraUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2010Appears in:351 charts
Rank in 2010:11Rank Score:4,810
Rank in 2010s32Overall Rank:427
Average Rating:  77/100 (721 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:4,569
Rank in 2010s33Overall Rank:441
Average Rating:  80/100 (410 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:297 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:4,169
Rank in 2010s34Overall Rank:481
Average Rating:  80/100 (431 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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35.

21United Kingdom Adele
Year of Release:2011Appears in:261 charts
Rank in 2011:7Rank Score:4,001
Rank in 2010s35Overall Rank:495
Average Rating:  71/100 (567 votes)
Comments: 65 comments
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36.

Have One On MeUnited States Joanna Newsom
Year of Release:2010Appears in:243 charts
Rank in 2010:12Rank Score:3,958
Rank in 2010s36Overall Rank:503
Average Rating:  81/100 (301 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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37.

The Wild HuntSweden The Tallest Man On Earth
Year of Release:2010Appears in:240 charts
Rank in 2010:13Rank Score:3,869
Rank in 2010s37Overall Rank:509
Average Rating:  79/100 (321 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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38.

CurrentsAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2015Appears in:315 charts
Rank in 2015:3Rank Score:3,838
Rank in 2010s38Overall Rank:515
Average Rating:  80/100 (551 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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39.

To Be KindUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2014Appears in:271 charts
Rank in 2014:2Rank Score:3,823
Rank in 2010s39Overall Rank:518
Average Rating:  81/100 (434 votes)
Comments: 70 comments
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40.

The ArchAndroid (Suites II and III)United States Janelle Monáe
Year of Release:2010Appears in:257 charts
Rank in 2010:14Rank Score:3,790
Rank in 2010s40Overall Rank:524
Average Rating:  80/100 (355 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 197 20%
2011 197 20%
2012 180 18%
2013 175 18%
2014 135 14%
2015 99 10%
2016 17 2%
Artist Albums %


The Weeknd 5 1%
Death Grips 5 1%
Sun Kil Moon 4 0%
Drake 4 0%
Laura Marling 4 0%
Kendrick Lamar 4 0%
Grimes 4 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 549 55%
United Kingdom 224 22%
Canada 71 7%
Australia 29 3%
Sweden 23 2%
France 14 1%
Germany 12 1%
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