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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.
20102,708219,154 The Suburbs (40th)
by Arcade Fire
20112,890166,049 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (211th)
by Bon Iver
20123,089150,170 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (131st)
by Kendrick Lamar
20133,533133,658 Modern Vampires Of The City (210th)
by Vampire Weekend
20143,75777,205 Lost In The Dream (418th)
by The War On Drugs
20151,77912,481 To Pimp A Butterfly (1,644th)
by Kendrick Lamar
Total17,756758,718

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:236 charts
Rank in 2011:10Rank Score:3,057
Rank in 2010s41Overall Rank:567
Average Rating:  78/100 (336 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:590
Average Rating:  79/100 (302 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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43.

CongratulationsUnited States MGMT
Year of Release:2010Appears in:190 charts
Rank in 2010:15Rank Score:2,590
Rank in 2010s43Overall Rank:652
Average Rating:  74/100 (434 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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44.

VisionsCanada Grimes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:221 charts
Rank in 2012:10Rank Score:2,514
Rank in 2010s44Overall Rank:666
Average Rating:  76/100 (348 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:2,413
Rank in 2010s45Overall Rank:696
Average Rating:  79/100 (411 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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46.

Total Life ForeverUnited Kingdom Foals
Year of Release:2010Appears in:139 charts
Rank in 2010:16Rank Score:2,368
Rank in 2010s46Overall Rank:708
Average Rating:  75/100 (238 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:2,334
Rank in 2010s47Overall Rank:718
Average Rating:  81/100 (344 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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48.

ShieldsUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2012Appears in:217 charts
Rank in 2012:11Rank Score:2,200
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:2,151
Rank in 2010s49Overall Rank:772
Average Rating:  81/100 (251 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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50.

Suck It And SeeUnited Kingdom Arctic Monkeys
Year of Release:2011Appears in:164 charts
Rank in 2011:11Rank Score:2,051
Rank in 2010s50Overall Rank:806
Average Rating:  74/100 (422 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 237 24%
2011 219 22%
2012 205 21%
2013 197 20%
2014 123 12%
2015 19 2%
Artist Albums %


Death Grips 4 0%
Burial 4 0%
The Weeknd 3 0%
of Montreal 3 0%
Flying Lotus 3 0%
Perfume Genius 3 0%
Future Islands 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 529 53%
United Kingdom 218 22%
Canada 73 7%
Australia 29 3%
Sweden 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
France 16 2%
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