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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 19,000 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.
20102,665217,617 The Suburbs (40th)
by Arcade Fire
20112,833164,583 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (209th)
by Bon Iver
20123,046148,655 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (129th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20133,509131,872 Modern Vampires Of The City (217th)
by Vampire Weekend
20143,72673,996 Lost In The Dream (434th)
by The War On Drugs
20151,62010,421 To Pimp A Butterfly (1,752nd)
by Kendrick Lamar
Total17,399747,145

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
51.

To Be KindUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2014Appears in:214 charts
Rank in 2014:4Rank Score:2,020
Rank in 2010s51Overall Rank:810
Average Rating:  81/100 (339 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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52.

Attack On MemoryUnited States Cloud Nothings
Year of Release:2012Appears in:182 charts
Rank in 2012:13Rank Score:1,963
Rank in 2010s52Overall Rank:832
Average Rating:  76/100 (310 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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53.

St. VincentUnited States St. Vincent
Year of Release:2014Appears in:221 charts
Rank in 2014:5Rank Score:1,934
Rank in 2010s53Overall Rank:843
Average Rating:  79/100 (378 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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54.

James BlakeUnited Kingdom James Blake
Year of Release:2011Appears in:179 charts
Rank in 2011:12Rank Score:1,843
Rank in 2010s54Overall Rank:878
Average Rating:  71/100 (350 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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55.

CeremonialsUnited Kingdom Florence And The Machine
Year of Release:2011Appears in:102 charts
Rank in 2011:13Rank Score:1,839
Rank in 2010s55Overall Rank:882
Average Rating:  73/100 (212 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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56.

Burst ApartUnited States The Antlers
Year of Release:2011Appears in:186 charts
Rank in 2011:14Rank Score:1,808
Rank in 2010s56Overall Rank:899
Average Rating:  79/100 (253 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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57.

PsychicMixed Nationality Darkside
Year of Release:2013Appears in:146 charts
Rank in 2013:9Rank Score:1,797
Rank in 2010s57Overall Rank:905
Average Rating:  79/100 (179 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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58.

Strange MercyUnited States St. Vincent
Year of Release:2011Appears in:176 charts
Rank in 2011:15Rank Score:1,794
Rank in 2010s58Overall Rank:908
Average Rating:  77/100 (267 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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59.

Father, Son, Holy GhostUnited States Girls
Year of Release:2011Appears in:165 charts
Rank in 2011:16Rank Score:1,770
Rank in 2010s59Overall Rank:923
Average Rating:  77/100 (250 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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60.

TorchesUnited States Foster The People
Year of Release:2011Appears in:142 charts
Rank in 2011:17Rank Score:1,769
Rank in 2010s60Overall Rank:924
Average Rating:  70/100 (299 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 241 24%
2011 219 22%
2012 207 21%
2013 197 20%
2014 119 12%
2015 17 2%
Artist Albums %


Death Grips 4 0%
Burial 4 0%
Perfume Genius 3 0%
The Tallest Man On Earth 3 0%
The Weeknd 3 0%
Julia Holter 3 0%
Neil Young 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 528 53%
United Kingdom 224 22%
Canada 72 7%
Australia 29 3%
Sweden 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
France 16 2%
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