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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 38,000 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.
20104,128360,664 The Suburbs (39th)
by Arcade Fire
20114,259270,732 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (189th)
by Bon Iver
20124,552288,197 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (61st)
by Kendrick Lamar
20135,148253,893 Modern Vampires Of The City (160th)
by Vampire Weekend
20145,448188,644 Lost In The Dream (236th)
by The War On Drugs
20155,311225,003 To Pimp A Butterfly (50th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20165,087176,403 A Moon Shaped Pool (135th)
by Radiohead
20175,043133,879 Damn. (451st)
by Kendrick Lamar
20184,59788,473 Kids See Ghosts (766th)
by Kids See Ghosts
20191,4366,576 Titanic Rising (4,145th)
by Weyes Blood
Total45,0091,992,464

The best artists of the 2010s are Kendrick Lamar, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Tame Impala, Beach House, Sufjan Stevens, The National, Radiohead, Frank Ocean and Vampire Weekend.
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The SuburbsCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2010Appears in:1,516 charts
Rank in 2010:1Rank Score:47,030
Rank in 2010s1Overall Rank:39
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (2,268 votes)
Comments: 220 comments
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My Beautiful Dark Twisted FantasyUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2010Appears in:1,320 charts
Rank in 2010:2Rank Score:43,135
Rank in 2010s2Overall Rank:45
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,768 votes)
Comments: 226 comments
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To Pimp A ButterflyUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2015Appears in:1,271 charts
Rank in 2015:1Rank Score:41,642
Rank in 2010s3Overall Rank:50
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (1,602 votes)
Comments: 297 comments
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Good Kid, M.A.A.D CityUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2012Appears in:1,128 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:35,709
Rank in 2010s4Overall Rank:61
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,518 votes)
Comments: 163 comments
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5.

LonerismAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2012Appears in:1,081 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:27,869
Rank in 2010s5Overall Rank:86
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,494 votes)
Comments: 155 comments
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6.

Carrie & LowellUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2015Appears in:909 charts
Rank in 2015:2Rank Score:19,786
Rank in 2010s6Overall Rank:134
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,110 votes)
Comments: 124 comments
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A Moon Shaped PoolUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2016Appears in:1,015 charts
Rank in 2016:1Rank Score:19,573
Rank in 2010s7Overall Rank:135
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,580 votes)
Comments: 235 comments
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8.

High VioletUnited States The National
Year of Release:2010Appears in:808 charts
Rank in 2010:3Rank Score:18,474
Rank in 2010s8Overall Rank:146
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,089 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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Modern Vampires Of The CityUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2013Appears in:787 charts
Rank in 2013:1Rank Score:16,860
Rank in 2010s9Overall Rank:160
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,109 votes)
Comments: 117 comments
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Bon Iver, Bon IverUnited States Bon Iver
Year of Release:2011Appears in:725 charts
Rank in 2011:1Rank Score:14,589
Rank in 2010s10Overall Rank:189
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,101 votes)
Comments: 90 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 142 14%
2011 161 16%
2012 129 13%
2013 139 14%
2014 110 11%
2015 102 10%
2016 68 7%
2017 90 9%
2018 57 6%
2019 2 0%
Artist Albums %


Death Grips 10 1%
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard 6 1%
The Weeknd 5 1%
Beach House 5 1%
Julia Holter 5 1%
Kendrick Lamar 5 1%
Lana Del Rey 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 548 55%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Canada 73 7%
Australia 32 3%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Sweden 18 2%
France 13 1%
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