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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 27,000 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.
20103,358287,716 The Suburbs (39th)
by Arcade Fire
20113,548217,370 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (195th)
by Bon Iver
20123,767217,244 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (83rd)
by Kendrick Lamar
20134,300195,847 Modern Vampires Of The City (171st)
by Vampire Weekend
20144,542133,709 Lost In The Dream (296th)
by The War On Drugs
20154,289137,701 To Pimp A Butterfly (96th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20163,71980,934 A Moon Shaped Pool (234th)
by Radiohead
20179754,076 DAMN. (4,203rd)
by Kendrick Lamar
Total28,4981,274,599

The best artists of the 2010s are Arcade Fire, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Tame Impala, The National, Sufjan Stevens, Beach House, Vampire Weekend, Radiohead and The Black Keys.
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The SuburbsCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2010Appears in:1,253 charts
Rank in 2010:1Rank Score:40,957
Rank in 2010s1Overall Rank:39
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,804 votes)
Comments: 191 comments
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My Beautiful Dark Twisted FantasyUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2010Appears in:987 charts
Rank in 2010:2Rank Score:33,380
Rank in 2010s2Overall Rank:54
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,316 votes)
Comments: 193 comments
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Good Kid, M.A.A.D CityUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2012Appears in:781 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:24,282
Rank in 2010s3Overall Rank:83
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,051 votes)
Comments: 141 comments
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To Pimp A ButterflyUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2015Appears in:770 charts
Rank in 2015:1Rank Score:22,066
Rank in 2010s4Overall Rank:96
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,032 votes)
Comments: 243 comments
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5.

LonerismAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2012Appears in:832 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:21,536
Rank in 2010s5Overall Rank:100
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,115 votes)
Comments: 131 comments
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6.

High VioletUnited States The National
Year of Release:2010Appears in:622 charts
Rank in 2010:3Rank Score:14,109
Rank in 2010s6Overall Rank:161
Average Rating:  82/100 (873 votes)
Comments: 71 comments
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Modern Vampires Of The CityUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2013Appears in:625 charts
Rank in 2013:1Rank Score:13,230
Rank in 2010s7Overall Rank:171
Average Rating:  82/100 (865 votes)
Comments: 100 comments
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Carrie & LowellUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2015Appears in:633 charts
Rank in 2015:2Rank Score:12,812
Rank in 2010s8Overall Rank:177
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (776 votes)
Comments: 104 comments
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9.

Bon Iver, Bon IverUnited States Bon Iver
Year of Release:2011Appears in:560 charts
Rank in 2011:1Rank Score:11,790
Rank in 2010s9Overall Rank:195
Average Rating:  80/100 (895 votes)
Comments: 85 comments
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10.

Teen DreamUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2010Appears in:554 charts
Rank in 2010:4Rank Score:10,683
Rank in 2010s10Overall Rank:222
Average Rating:  82/100 (775 votes)
Comments: 77 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 185 19%
2011 189 19%
2012 158 16%
2013 165 17%
2014 128 13%
2015 110 11%
2016 63 6%
2017 2 0%
Artist Albums %


The Weeknd 6 1%
Death Grips 6 1%
Drake 5 1%
Kendrick Lamar 5 1%
Swans 4 0%
Frank Ocean 4 0%
Laura Marling 4 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 553 55%
United Kingdom 211 21%
Canada 74 7%
Australia 31 3%
Sweden 21 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
France 12 1%
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