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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.
20104,197364,884 The Suburbs (40th)
by Arcade Fire
20114,337274,291 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (191st)
by Bon Iver
20124,625291,093 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (61st)
by Kendrick Lamar
20135,217258,836 Modern Vampires Of The City (156th)
by Vampire Weekend
20145,516193,555 Lost In The Dream (231st)
by The War On Drugs
20155,370230,256 To Pimp A Butterfly (47th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20165,174182,826 A Moon Shaped Pool (134th)
by Radiohead
20175,150139,403 Damn. (453rd)
by Kendrick Lamar
20184,80995,630 Kids See Ghosts (662nd)
by Kids See Ghosts
20192,42716,099 Titanic Rising (2,538th)
by Weyes Blood
Total46,8222,046,873

The best artists of the 2010s are Kendrick Lamar, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Tame Impala, Beach House, The National, Sufjan Stevens, Radiohead, Frank Ocean and Vampire Weekend.
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The SuburbsCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2010Appears in:1,551 charts
Rank in 2010:1Rank Score:47,592
Rank in 2010s1Overall Rank:40
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (2,299 votes)
Comments: 222 comments
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My Beautiful Dark Twisted FantasyUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2010Appears in:1,357 charts
Rank in 2010:2Rank Score:43,626
Rank in 2010s2Overall Rank:45
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,809 votes)
Comments: 227 comments
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To Pimp A ButterflyUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2015Appears in:1,302 charts
Rank in 2015:1Rank Score:42,428
Rank in 2010s3Overall Rank:47
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (1,639 votes)
Comments: 305 comments
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Good Kid, M.A.A.D CityUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2012Appears in:1,152 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:35,966
Rank in 2010s4Overall Rank:61
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,545 votes)
Comments: 166 comments
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5.

LonerismAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2012Appears in:1,090 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:27,634
Rank in 2010s5Overall Rank:88
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,529 votes)
Comments: 156 comments
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6.

Carrie & LowellUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2015Appears in:929 charts
Rank in 2015:2Rank Score:20,044
Rank in 2010s6Overall Rank:133
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,137 votes)
Comments: 125 comments
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A Moon Shaped PoolUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2016Appears in:1,037 charts
Rank in 2016:1Rank Score:19,973
Rank in 2010s7Overall Rank:134
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,620 votes)
Comments: 239 comments
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8.

High VioletUnited States The National
Year of Release:2010Appears in:838 charts
Rank in 2010:3Rank Score:18,913
Rank in 2010s8Overall Rank:144
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,109 votes)
Comments: 80 comments
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Modern Vampires Of The CityUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2013Appears in:810 charts
Rank in 2013:1Rank Score:17,290
Rank in 2010s9Overall Rank:156
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,133 votes)
Comments: 117 comments
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Bon Iver, Bon IverUnited States Bon Iver
Year of Release:2011Appears in:758 charts
Rank in 2011:1Rank Score:14,876
Rank in 2010s10Overall Rank:189
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,127 votes)
Comments: 93 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 138 14%
2011 161 16%
2012 128 13%
2013 139 14%
2014 110 11%
2015 100 10%
2016 68 7%
2017 90 9%
2018 59 6%
2019 7 1%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 555 56%
United Kingdom 213 21%
Canada 69 7%
Australia 32 3%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Sweden 16 2%
France 13 1%
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