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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 28,000 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.
20103,416292,142 The Suburbs (39th)
by Arcade Fire
20113,628220,339 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (198th)
by Bon Iver
20123,851222,041 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (81st)
by Kendrick Lamar
20134,400198,782 Modern Vampires Of The City (172nd)
by Vampire Weekend
20144,667137,562 Lost In The Dream (280th)
by The War On Drugs
20154,433146,082 To Pimp A Butterfly (86th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20163,95590,744 A Moon Shaped Pool (224th)
by Radiohead
20171,5979,084 DAMN. (3,060th)
by Kendrick Lamar
Total29,9471,316,776

The best artists of the 2010s are Kendrick Lamar, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Tame Impala, Sufjan Stevens, The National, Beach House, Vampire Weekend, Radiohead and Frank Ocean.
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The SuburbsCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2010Appears in:1,271 charts
Rank in 2010:1Rank Score:41,092
Rank in 2010s1Overall Rank:39
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,835 votes)
Comments: 194 comments
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My Beautiful Dark Twisted FantasyUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2010Appears in:1,018 charts
Rank in 2010:2Rank Score:34,513
Rank in 2010s2Overall Rank:53
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,349 votes)
Comments: 195 comments
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Good Kid, M.A.A.D CityUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2012Appears in:807 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:25,340
Rank in 2010s3Overall Rank:81
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,085 votes)
Comments: 145 comments
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To Pimp A ButterflyUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2015Appears in:820 charts
Rank in 2015:1Rank Score:24,242
Rank in 2010s4Overall Rank:86
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,080 votes)
Comments: 247 comments
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LonerismAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2012Appears in:858 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:21,910
Rank in 2010s5Overall Rank:100
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,145 votes)
Comments: 134 comments
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6.

High VioletUnited States The National
Year of Release:2010Appears in:628 charts
Rank in 2010:3Rank Score:14,275
Rank in 2010s6Overall Rank:160
Average Rating:  82/100 (888 votes)
Comments: 71 comments
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Carrie & LowellUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2015Appears in:659 charts
Rank in 2015:2Rank Score:13,504
Rank in 2010s7Overall Rank:170
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (795 votes)
Comments: 107 comments
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Modern Vampires Of The CityUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2013Appears in:642 charts
Rank in 2013:1Rank Score:13,411
Rank in 2010s8Overall Rank:172
Average Rating:  82/100 (877 votes)
Comments: 100 comments
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Bon Iver, Bon IverUnited States Bon Iver
Year of Release:2011Appears in:570 charts
Rank in 2011:1Rank Score:11,820
Rank in 2010s9Overall Rank:198
Average Rating:  80/100 (903 votes)
Comments: 86 comments
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Teen DreamUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2010Appears in:563 charts
Rank in 2010:4Rank Score:10,883
Rank in 2010s10Overall Rank:220
Average Rating:  82/100 (788 votes)
Comments: 77 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 181 18%
2011 187 19%
2012 157 16%
2013 160 16%
2014 121 12%
2015 116 12%
2016 72 7%
2017 6 1%
Artist Albums %


Death Grips 6 1%
The Weeknd 6 1%
Drake 5 1%
Kendrick Lamar 5 1%
Laura Marling 4 0%
Julia Holter 4 0%
Beach House 4 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 557 56%
United Kingdom 211 21%
Canada 74 7%
Australia 31 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Mixed Nationality 15 2%
France 12 1%
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