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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 35,000 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.
20103,896339,254 The Suburbs (39th)
by Arcade Fire
20114,082256,641 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (191st)
by Bon Iver
20124,342270,427 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (67th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20134,956238,636 Modern Vampires Of The City (172nd)
by Vampire Weekend
20145,213173,584 Lost In The Dream (244th)
by The War On Drugs
20155,020200,533 To Pimp A Butterfly (59th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20164,784155,947 A Moon Shaped Pool (144th)
by Radiohead
20174,699118,922 DAMN. (473rd)
by Kendrick Lamar
20182,82625,314 Twin Fantasy (Face To Face) (2,264th)
by Car Seat Headrest
Total39,8181,779,259

The best artists of the 2010s are Kendrick Lamar, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Tame Impala, The National, Sufjan Stevens, Radiohead, Beach House, Frank Ocean and Vampire Weekend.
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The SuburbsCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2010Appears in:1,452 charts
Rank in 2010:1Rank Score:45,716
Rank in 2010s1Overall Rank:39
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (2,160 votes)
Comments: 210 comments
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My Beautiful Dark Twisted FantasyUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2010Appears in:1,237 charts
Rank in 2010:2Rank Score:40,155
Rank in 2010s2Overall Rank:50
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,645 votes)
Comments: 209 comments
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To Pimp A ButterflyUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2015Appears in:1,133 charts
Rank in 2015:1Rank Score:36,230
Rank in 2010s3Overall Rank:59
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (1,472 votes)
Comments: 280 comments
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Good Kid, M.A.A.D CityUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2012Appears in:1,031 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:32,350
Rank in 2010s4Overall Rank:67
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,395 votes)
Comments: 156 comments
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LonerismAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2012Appears in:1,051 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:26,988
Rank in 2010s5Overall Rank:86
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,403 votes)
Comments: 147 comments
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6.

A Moon Shaped PoolUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2016Appears in:926 charts
Rank in 2016:1Rank Score:17,787
Rank in 2010s6Overall Rank:143
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,451 votes)
Comments: 223 comments
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7.

High VioletUnited States The National
Year of Release:2010Appears in:756 charts
Rank in 2010:3Rank Score:17,323
Rank in 2010s7Overall Rank:150
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,025 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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8.

Carrie & LowellUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2015Appears in:818 charts
Rank in 2015:2Rank Score:17,315
Rank in 2010s8Overall Rank:151
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,020 votes)
Comments: 117 comments
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Modern Vampires Of The CityUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2013Appears in:739 charts
Rank in 2013:1Rank Score:15,470
Rank in 2010s9Overall Rank:172
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,040 votes)
Comments: 111 comments
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Bon Iver, Bon IverUnited States Bon Iver
Year of Release:2011Appears in:696 charts
Rank in 2011:1Rank Score:13,995
Rank in 2010s10Overall Rank:191
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,039 votes)
Comments: 88 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 152 15%
2011 169 17%
2012 140 14%
2013 142 14%
2014 110 11%
2015 110 11%
2016 72 7%
2017 90 9%
2018 15 2%
Artist Albums %


Death Grips 7 1%
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard 6 1%
The Weeknd 5 1%
Lana Del Rey 5 1%
Beach House 5 1%
Kendrick Lamar 5 1%
Steven Wilson 4 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 557 56%
United Kingdom 218 22%
Canada 76 8%
Australia 29 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Mixed Nationality 15 2%
Norway 12 1%
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