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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 37,000 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.
20104,050356,343 The Suburbs (39th)
by Arcade Fire
20114,191267,822 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (190th)
by Bon Iver
20124,474284,200 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (62nd)
by Kendrick Lamar
20135,077251,000 Modern Vampires Of The City (160th)
by Vampire Weekend
20145,370186,360 Lost In The Dream (237th)
by The War On Drugs
20155,216217,794 To Pimp A Butterfly (54th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20164,987170,416 A Moon Shaped Pool (140th)
by Radiohead
20174,907129,700 DAMN. (459th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20184,31374,986 Twin Fantasy (Face To Face) (951st)
by Car Seat Headrest
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Remind Me Tomorrow (16,398th)
by Sharon Van Etten
Total43,0621,939,359

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
4.

Good Kid, M.A.A.D CityUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2012Appears in:1,097 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:34,781
Rank in 2010s4Overall Rank:62
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,475 votes)
Comments: 161 comments
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5.

LonerismAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2012Appears in:1,070 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:27,426
Rank in 2010s5Overall Rank:88
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,461 votes)
Comments: 152 comments
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12.

channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:643 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:12,982
Rank in 2010s12Overall Rank:214
Average Rating:  82/100 (944 votes)
Comments: 96 comments
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19.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-J)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:506 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:11,441
Rank in 2010s19Overall Rank:244
Average Rating:  78/100 (813 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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25.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:565 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:9,412
Rank in 2010s25Overall Rank:299
Average Rating:  81/100 (854 votes)
Comments: 80 comments
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The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:427 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:8,875
Rank in 2010s29Overall Rank:319
Average Rating:  82/100 (697 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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43.

The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever DoUnited States Fiona Apple
Year of Release:2012Appears in:373 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:5,596
Rank in 2010s43Overall Rank:469
Average Rating:  80/100 (547 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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48.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:311 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:5,205
Rank in 2010s48Overall Rank:509
Average Rating:  69/100 (617 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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49.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:319 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:5,098
Rank in 2010s49Overall Rank:518
Average Rating:  81/100 (515 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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61.

VisionsCanada Grimes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:356 charts
Rank in 2012:10Rank Score:4,134
Rank in 2010s61Overall Rank:620
Average Rating:  77/100 (580 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 142 14%
2011 163 16%
2012 132 13%
2013 140 14%
2014 108 11%
2015 102 10%
2016 72 7%
2017 89 9%
2018 52 5%
2019 0 0%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 556 56%
United Kingdom 215 22%
Canada 73 7%
Australia 32 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Sweden 17 2%
France 12 1%
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