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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.
20104,131360,666 The Suburbs (40th)
by Arcade Fire
20114,261270,655 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (192nd)
by Bon Iver
20124,552288,071 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (61st)
by Kendrick Lamar
20135,152254,113 Modern Vampires Of The City (158th)
by Vampire Weekend
20145,448188,689 Lost In The Dream (236th)
by The War On Drugs
20155,312225,460 To Pimp A Butterfly (50th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20165,091177,317 A Moon Shaped Pool (135th)
by Radiohead
20175,049133,991 Damn. (451st)
by Kendrick Lamar
20184,60388,680 Kids See Ghosts (763rd)
by Kids See Ghosts
20191,4626,921 Titanic Rising (4,030th)
by Weyes Blood
Total45,0611,994,564

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
41.

Damn.United States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2017Appears in:576 charts
Rank in 2017:1Rank Score:6,034
Rank in 2010s41Overall Rank:451
Average Rating:  81/100 (914 votes)
Comments: 130 comments
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42.

BenjiUnited States Sun Kil Moon
Year of Release:2014Appears in:444 charts
Rank in 2014:3Rank Score:5,951
Rank in 2010s42Overall Rank:456
Average Rating:  80/100 (663 votes)
Comments: 81 comments
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43.

Have One On MeUnited States Joanna Newsom
Year of Release:2010Appears in:357 charts
Rank in 2010:12Rank Score:5,815
Rank in 2010s43Overall Rank:462
Average Rating:  81/100 (401 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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44.

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:389 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:5,778
Rank in 2010s44Overall Rank:465
Average Rating:  80/100 (567 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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45.

Hurry Up, We're DreamingFrance M83
Year of Release:2011Appears in:376 charts
Rank in 2011:7Rank Score:5,509
Rank in 2010s45Overall Rank:485
Average Rating:  77/100 (534 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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46.

Run The Jewels 2United States Run The Jewels
Year of Release:2014Appears in:411 charts
Rank in 2014:4Rank Score:5,377
Rank in 2010s46Overall Rank:491
Average Rating:  82/100 (611 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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47.

21United Kingdom Adele
Year of Release:2011Appears in:361 charts
Rank in 2011:8Rank Score:5,245
Rank in 2010s47Overall Rank:506
Average Rating:  71/100 (745 votes)
Comments: 80 comments
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48.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:329 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:5,087
Rank in 2010s48Overall Rank:521
Average Rating:  81/100 (526 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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49.

Wasting LightUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:2011Appears in:332 charts
Rank in 2011:9Rank Score:5,043
Rank in 2010s49Overall Rank:524
Average Rating:  76/100 (659 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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50.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:313 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:5,029
Rank in 2010s50Overall Rank:527
Average Rating:  70/100 (637 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 142 14%
2011 161 16%
2012 130 13%
2013 139 14%
2014 109 11%
2015 102 10%
2016 68 7%
2017 89 9%
2018 57 6%
2019 4 0%
Artist Albums %


Death Grips 10 1%
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard 6 1%
Beach House 5 0%
Julia Holter 5 0%
Lana Del Rey 5 0%
Kendrick Lamar 5 0%
The Weeknd 5 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 549 55%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Canada 72 7%
Australia 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Sweden 18 2%
France 13 1%
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