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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
4.

Good Kid, M.A.A.D CityUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2012Appears in:1,068 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:33,942
Rank in 2010s4Overall Rank:62
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,427 votes)
Comments: 158 comments
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5.

LonerismAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2012Appears in:1,060 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:26,965
Rank in 2010s5Overall Rank:89
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,423 votes)
Comments: 149 comments
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12.

channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:620 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:12,648
Rank in 2010s12Overall Rank:217
Average Rating:  82/100 (916 votes)
Comments: 93 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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25.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:545 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:9,050
Rank in 2010s25Overall Rank:307
Average Rating:  81/100 (829 votes)
Comments: 80 comments
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The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:412 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:8,466
Rank in 2010s29Overall Rank:328
Average Rating:  82/100 (669 votes)
Comments: 58 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:358 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:5,244
Rank in 2010s43Overall Rank:490
Average Rating:  80/100 (532 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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49.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:295 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:4,905
Rank in 2010s49Overall Rank:524
Average Rating:  69/100 (601 votes)
Comments: 79 comments
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51.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:308 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:4,819
Rank in 2010s51Overall Rank:536
Average Rating:  81/100 (503 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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58.

VisionsCanada Grimes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:343 charts
Rank in 2012:10Rank Score:4,033
Rank in 2010s58Overall Rank:622
Average Rating:  77/100 (563 votes)
Comments: 38 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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