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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 20,000 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.
20102,713219,731 The Suburbs (40th)
by Arcade Fire
20112,896166,582 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (209th)
by Bon Iver
20123,098150,523 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (131st)
by Kendrick Lamar
20133,538134,126 Modern Vampires Of The City (206th)
by Vampire Weekend
20143,76377,153 Lost In The Dream (418th)
by The War On Drugs
20151,82512,603 To Pimp A Butterfly (1,642nd)
by Kendrick Lamar
Total17,833760,718

The best artists of the 2010s are Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Tame Impala, The National, Kendrick Lamar, Vampire Weekend, The Black Keys, Beach House, Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes.
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RankAlbumArtist
41.

Hurry Up, We're DreamingFrance M83
Year of Release:2011Appears in:238 charts
Rank in 2011:10Rank Score:3,070
Rank in 2010s41Overall Rank:567
Average Rating:  78/100 (337 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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42.

The ArchAndroid (Suites II and III)United States Janelle Monáe
Year of Release:2010Appears in:218 charts
Rank in 2010:14Rank Score:2,936
Rank in 2010s42Overall Rank:592
Average Rating:  79/100 (303 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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43.

CongratulationsUnited States MGMT
Year of Release:2010Appears in:190 charts
Rank in 2010:15Rank Score:2,591
Rank in 2010s43Overall Rank:651
Average Rating:  74/100 (436 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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44.

VisionsCanada Grimes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:222 charts
Rank in 2012:10Rank Score:2,517
Rank in 2010s44Overall Rank:665
Average Rating:  76/100 (349 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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45.

m b vIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:2013Appears in:236 charts
Rank in 2013:8Rank Score:2,417
Rank in 2010s45Overall Rank:697
Average Rating:  79/100 (412 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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46.

Total Life ForeverUnited Kingdom Foals
Year of Release:2010Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 2010:16Rank Score:2,368
Rank in 2010s46Overall Rank:710
Average Rating:  75/100 (239 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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47.

To Be KindUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2014Appears in:217 charts
Rank in 2014:3Rank Score:2,333
Rank in 2010s47Overall Rank:720
Average Rating:  81/100 (344 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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48.

ShieldsUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2012Appears in:218 charts
Rank in 2012:11Rank Score:2,203
Rank in 2010s48Overall Rank:757
Average Rating:  79/100 (363 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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49.

Run The Jewels 2United States Run The Jewels
Year of Release:2014Appears in:194 charts
Rank in 2014:4Rank Score:2,152
Rank in 2010s49Overall Rank:772
Average Rating:  81/100 (252 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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50.

Suck It And SeeUnited Kingdom Arctic Monkeys
Year of Release:2011Appears in:165 charts
Rank in 2011:11Rank Score:2,062
Rank in 2010s50Overall Rank:805
Average Rating:  74/100 (422 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 238 24%
2011 220 22%
2012 203 20%
2013 197 20%
2014 123 12%
2015 19 2%
Artist Albums %


The Tallest Man On Earth 4 0%
Death Grips 4 0%
Burial 4 0%
J. Cole 3 0%
Bruce Springsteen 3 0%
Flying Lotus 3 0%
Perfume Genius 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 528 53%
United Kingdom 218 22%
Canada 73 7%
Australia 29 3%
Sweden 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
France 16 2%
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