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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.
20103,948345,417 The Suburbs (40th)
by Arcade Fire
20114,115259,278 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (194th)
by Bon Iver
20124,378275,643 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (62nd)
by Kendrick Lamar
20135,002241,783 Modern Vampires Of The City (171st)
by Vampire Weekend
20145,254177,302 Lost In The Dream (242nd)
by The War On Drugs
20155,059207,431 To Pimp A Butterfly (54th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20164,830160,273 A Moon Shaped Pool (143rd)
by Radiohead
20174,771123,548 DAMN. (463rd)
by Kendrick Lamar
20183,39033,471 Twin Fantasy (Face To Face) (2,009th)
by Car Seat Headrest
Total40,7471,824,145

The best artists of the 2010s are Kendrick Lamar, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Tame Impala, Sufjan Stevens, The National, Beach House, Radiohead, Frank Ocean and Vampire Weekend.
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RankAlbumArtist
6.

A Moon Shaped PoolUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2016Appears in:941 charts
Rank in 2016:1Rank Score:18,119
Rank in 2010s6Overall Rank:143
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,480 votes)
Comments: 226 comments
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17.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-J)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:493 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:11,095
Rank in 2010s17Overall Rank:247
Average Rating:  78/100 (795 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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18.

★ (Blackstar)United Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:2016Appears in:776 charts
Rank in 2016:2Rank Score:10,748
Rank in 2010s18Overall Rank:251
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,142 votes)
Comments: 108 comments
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19.

AMUnited Kingdom Arctic Monkeys
Year of Release:2013Appears in:586 charts
Rank in 2013:3Rank Score:10,722
Rank in 2010s19Overall Rank:253
Average Rating:  77/100 (1,143 votes)
Comments: 122 comments
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28.

Plastic BeachUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2010Appears in:492 charts
Rank in 2010:8Rank Score:8,565
Rank in 2010s28Overall Rank:327
Average Rating:  78/100 (915 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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33.

The King Of LimbsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2011Appears in:679 charts
Rank in 2011:4Rank Score:8,046
Rank in 2010s33Overall Rank:344
Average Rating:  76/100 (1,634 votes)
Comments: 209 comments
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37.

Let England ShakeUnited Kingdom PJ Harvey
Year of Release:2011Appears in:490 charts
Rank in 2011:6Rank Score:6,776
Rank in 2010s37Overall Rank:389
Average Rating:  80/100 (722 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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45.

21United Kingdom Adele
Year of Release:2011Appears in:348 charts
Rank in 2011:8Rank Score:5,174
Rank in 2010s45Overall Rank:498
Average Rating:  71/100 (705 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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74.

Hand. Cannot. Erase.United Kingdom Steven Wilson
Year of Release:2015Appears in:186 charts
Rank in 2015:7Rank Score:3,233
Rank in 2010s74Overall Rank:763
Average Rating:  80/100 (277 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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76.

CeremonialsUnited Kingdom Florence + The Machine
Year of Release:2011Appears in:196 charts
Rank in 2011:12Rank Score:3,054
Rank in 2010s76Overall Rank:802
Average Rating:  75/100 (348 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 149 15%
2011 166 17%
2012 137 14%
2013 145 15%
2014 108 11%
2015 107 11%
2016 71 7%
2017 92 9%
2018 25 3%
Artist Albums %


Death Grips 8 1%
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard 6 1%
Julia Holter 5 1%
Kendrick Lamar 5 1%
Lana Del Rey 5 1%
Beach House 5 1%
The Weeknd 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 556 56%
United Kingdom 213 21%
Canada 76 8%
Australia 31 3%
Mixed Nationality 19 2%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 12 1%
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