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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 15,000 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.
20102,136197,054 The Suburbs (39th)
by Arcade Fire
20112,261151,249 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (202nd)
by Bon Iver
20122,390118,266 Lonerism (186th)
by Tame Impala
20132,849103,687 Reflektor (241st)
by Arcade Fire
20141,63819,605 To Be Kind (952nd)
by Swans
Total11,274589,860

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

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-j)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:193 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:3,160
Rank in 2010s31Overall Rank:474
Average Rating: 77/100 (275 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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32.

21United Kingdom Adele
Year of Release:2011Appears in:184 charts
Rank in 2011:8Rank Score:3,121
Rank in 2010s32Overall Rank:480
Average Rating: 70/100 (398 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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33.

The ArchAndroid (Suites II and III)United States Janelle Monáe
Year of Release:2010Appears in:184 charts
Rank in 2010:12Rank Score:2,854
Rank in 2010s33Overall Rank:519
Average Rating: 80/100 (253 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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34.

KaputtCanada Destroyer
Year of Release:2011Appears in:185 charts
Rank in 2011:9Rank Score:2,760
Rank in 2010s34Overall Rank:532
Average Rating: 78/100 (257 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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35.

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:199 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:2,715
Rank in 2010s35Overall Rank:541
Average Rating: 79/100 (276 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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36.

Have One On MeUnited States Joanna Newsom
Year of Release:2010Appears in:153 charts
Rank in 2010:13Rank Score:2,623
Rank in 2010s36Overall Rank:561
Average Rating: 79/100 (193 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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37.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:153 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:2,588
Rank in 2010s37Overall Rank:569
Average Rating: 80/100 (225 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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38.

The Wild HuntSweden The Tallest Man On Earth
Year of Release:2010Appears in:149 charts
Rank in 2010:14Rank Score:2,491
Rank in 2010s38Overall Rank:593
Average Rating: 79/100 (200 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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39.

ShieldsUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2012Appears in:199 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:2,486
Rank in 2010s39Overall Rank:594
Average Rating: 80/100 (300 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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40.

CongratulationsUnited States MGMT
Year of Release:2010Appears in:154 charts
Rank in 2010:15Rank Score:2,450
Rank in 2010s40Overall Rank:600
Average Rating: 74/100 (365 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 288 29%
2011 246 25%
2012 226 23%
2013 191 19%
2014 49 5%
Artist Albums %


Death Grips 4 0%
Burial 4 0%
The Weeknd 4 0%
Mogwai 3 0%
One Direction 3 0%
Drake 3 0%
Justin Bieber 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 523 52%
United Kingdom 225 23%
Canada 65 7%
Australia 32 3%
Sweden 23 2%
Norway 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 15 2%
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