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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.
20104,131360,666 The Suburbs (40th)
by Arcade Fire
20114,261270,655 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (192nd)
by Bon Iver
20124,552288,071 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (61st)
by Kendrick Lamar
20135,152254,113 Modern Vampires Of The City (158th)
by Vampire Weekend
20145,448188,689 Lost In The Dream (236th)
by The War On Drugs
20155,312225,460 To Pimp A Butterfly (49th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20165,091177,317 A Moon Shaped Pool (135th)
by Radiohead
20175,049133,991 Damn. (451st)
by Kendrick Lamar
20184,60388,680 Kids See Ghosts (761st)
by Kids See Ghosts
20191,4626,921 Titanic Rising (4,035th)
by Weyes Blood
Total45,0611,994,564

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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RankAlbumArtist
7.

A Moon Shaped PoolUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2016Appears in:1,016 charts
Rank in 2016:1Rank Score:19,582
Rank in 2010s7Overall Rank:135
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,586 votes)
Comments: 235 comments
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15.

★ (Blackstar)United Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:2016Appears in:846 charts
Rank in 2016:3Rank Score:12,477
Rank in 2010s15Overall Rank:226
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,234 votes)
Comments: 117 comments
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19.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-J)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:521 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:11,606
Rank in 2010s19Overall Rank:243
Average Rating:  78/100 (836 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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20.

AMUnited Kingdom Arctic Monkeys
Year of Release:2013Appears in:598 charts
Rank in 2013:3Rank Score:11,196
Rank in 2010s20Overall Rank:252
Average Rating:  77/100 (1,201 votes)
Comments: 129 comments
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29.

Plastic BeachUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2010Appears in:529 charts
Rank in 2010:8Rank Score:9,075
Rank in 2010s29Overall Rank:317
Average Rating:  78/100 (956 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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32.

The King Of LimbsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2011Appears in:703 charts
Rank in 2011:4Rank Score:8,319
Rank in 2010s32Overall Rank:338
Average Rating:  76/100 (1,703 votes)
Comments: 211 comments
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36.

Let England ShakeUnited Kingdom PJ Harvey
Year of Release:2011Appears in:522 charts
Rank in 2011:5Rank Score:7,378
Rank in 2010s36Overall Rank:373
Average Rating:  80/100 (759 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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47.

21United Kingdom Adele
Year of Release:2011Appears in:361 charts
Rank in 2011:8Rank Score:5,245
Rank in 2010s47Overall Rank:505
Average Rating:  71/100 (745 votes)
Comments: 80 comments
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73.

Hand. Cannot. Erase.United Kingdom Steven Wilson
Year of Release:2015Appears in:203 charts
Rank in 2015:7Rank Score:3,462
Rank in 2010s73Overall Rank:739
Average Rating:  80/100 (297 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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78.

James BlakeUnited Kingdom James Blake
Year of Release:2011Appears in:308 charts
Rank in 2011:12Rank Score:3,291
Rank in 2010s78Overall Rank:772
Average Rating:  74/100 (529 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 142 14%
2011 161 16%
2012 130 13%
2013 139 14%
2014 109 11%
2015 102 10%
2016 68 7%
2017 89 9%
2018 57 6%
2019 4 0%
Artist Albums %


Death Grips 10 1%
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard 6 1%
Beach House 5 0%
Julia Holter 5 0%
Lana Del Rey 5 0%
Kendrick Lamar 5 0%
The Weeknd 5 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 549 55%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Canada 72 7%
Australia 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Sweden 18 2%
France 13 1%
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