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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 36,000 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.
20103,983353,723 The Suburbs (39th)
by Arcade Fire
20114,147266,737 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (189th)
by Bon Iver
20124,405282,753 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (61st)
by Kendrick Lamar
20135,023249,376 Modern Vampires Of The City (165th)
by Vampire Weekend
20145,292183,528 Lost In The Dream (236th)
by The War On Drugs
20155,122214,667 To Pimp A Butterfly (54th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20164,909166,857 A Moon Shaped Pool (141st)
by Radiohead
20174,841127,327 DAMN. (461st)
by Kendrick Lamar
20183,99558,010 Twin Fantasy (Face To Face) (1,151st)
by Car Seat Headrest
201916513 The Cotton Candy Machine (68,402nd)
by Mega Doll
Total41,8821,902,991

The best artists of the 2010s are Kendrick Lamar, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Tame Impala, Sufjan Stevens, Beach House, The National, Radiohead, Frank Ocean and Vampire Weekend.
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The SuburbsCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2010Appears in:1,483 charts
Rank in 2010:1Rank Score:46,509
Rank in 2010s1Overall Rank:39
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (2,206 votes)
Comments: 213 comments
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My Beautiful Dark Twisted FantasyUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2010Appears in:1,278 charts
Rank in 2010:2Rank Score:41,788
Rank in 2010s2Overall Rank:46
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,687 votes)
Comments: 214 comments
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To Pimp A ButterflyUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2015Appears in:1,205 charts
Rank in 2015:1Rank Score:39,659
Rank in 2010s3Overall Rank:54
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (1,524 votes)
Comments: 284 comments
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Good Kid, M.A.A.D CityUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2012Appears in:1,087 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:34,578
Rank in 2010s4Overall Rank:61
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,450 votes)
Comments: 160 comments
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LonerismAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2012Appears in:1,066 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:27,396
Rank in 2010s5Overall Rank:87
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,441 votes)
Comments: 150 comments
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A Moon Shaped PoolUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2016Appears in:953 charts
Rank in 2016:1Rank Score:18,502
Rank in 2010s6Overall Rank:141
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,499 votes)
Comments: 228 comments
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Carrie & LowellUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2015Appears in:855 charts
Rank in 2015:2Rank Score:18,412
Rank in 2010s7Overall Rank:144
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,053 votes)
Comments: 119 comments
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8.

High VioletUnited States The National
Year of Release:2010Appears in:776 charts
Rank in 2010:3Rank Score:18,127
Rank in 2010s8Overall Rank:145
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,047 votes)
Comments: 76 comments
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Modern Vampires Of The CityUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2013Appears in:758 charts
Rank in 2013:1Rank Score:16,080
Rank in 2010s9Overall Rank:165
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,066 votes)
Comments: 114 comments
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Bon Iver, Bon IverUnited States Bon Iver
Year of Release:2011Appears in:706 charts
Rank in 2011:1Rank Score:14,354
Rank in 2010s10Overall Rank:189
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,058 votes)
Comments: 89 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 147 15%
2011 161 16%
2012 133 13%
2013 142 14%
2014 108 11%
2015 106 11%
2016 72 7%
2017 90 9%
2018 41 4%
2019 0 0%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 555 56%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Canada 76 8%
Australia 31 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Sweden 17 2%
Norway 12 1%
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