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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
21.

CurrentsAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2015Appears in:597 charts
Rank in 2015:3Rank Score:9,658
Rank in 2010s21Overall Rank:284
Average Rating:  81/100 (949 votes)
Comments: 86 comments
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22.

BrothersUnited States The Black Keys
Year of Release:2010Appears in:554 charts
Rank in 2010:6Rank Score:9,581
Rank in 2010s22Overall Rank:288
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,039 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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23.

Random Access MemoriesFrance Daft Punk
Year of Release:2013Appears in:605 charts
Rank in 2013:4Rank Score:9,491
Rank in 2010s23Overall Rank:294
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,078 votes)
Comments: 90 comments
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24.

...Like ClockworkUnited States Queens Of The Stone Age
Year of Release:2013Appears in:507 charts
Rank in 2013:5Rank Score:9,364
Rank in 2010s24Overall Rank:297
Average Rating:  83/100 (841 votes)
Comments: 63 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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26.

The Smile SessionsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:2011Appears in:336 charts
Rank in 2011:3Rank Score:9,014
Rank in 2010s26Overall Rank:313
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (619 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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27.

Halcyon DigestUnited States Deerhunter
Year of Release:2010Appears in:514 charts
Rank in 2010:7Rank Score:8,697
Rank in 2010s27Overall Rank:319
Average Rating:  82/100 (691 votes)
Comments: 49 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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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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30.

YeezusUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2013Appears in:486 charts
Rank in 2013:6Rank Score:8,384
Rank in 2010s30Overall Rank:331
Average Rating:  76/100 (994 votes)
Comments: 128 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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