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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 31,000 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.
20103,658321,014 The Suburbs (39th)
by Arcade Fire
20113,857242,865 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (187th)
by Bon Iver
20124,095249,883 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (74th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20134,682223,800 Modern Vampires Of The City (166th)
by Vampire Weekend
20144,945158,965 Lost In The Dream (245th)
by The War On Drugs
20154,740175,780 To Pimp A Butterfly (70th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20164,461124,184 A Moon Shaped Pool (171st)
by Radiohead
20174,14772,739 DAMN. (844th)
by Kendrick Lamar
2018167156 Post- (22,655th)
by Jeff Rosenstock
Total34,7521,569,386

The best artists of the 2010s are Kendrick Lamar, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Tame Impala, The National, Sufjan Stevens, Beach House, Radiohead, Vampire Weekend and Frank Ocean.
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The SuburbsCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2010Appears in:1,360 charts
Rank in 2010:1Rank Score:44,130
Rank in 2010s1Overall Rank:39
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (2,003 votes)
Comments: 201 comments
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My Beautiful Dark Twisted FantasyUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2010Appears in:1,131 charts
Rank in 2010:2Rank Score:37,521
Rank in 2010s2Overall Rank:52
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,483 votes)
Comments: 197 comments
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To Pimp A ButterflyUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2015Appears in:964 charts
Rank in 2015:1Rank Score:29,633
Rank in 2010s3Overall Rank:70
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,269 votes)
Comments: 258 comments
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Good Kid, M.A.A.D CityUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2012Appears in:906 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:28,439
Rank in 2010s4Overall Rank:74
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,239 votes)
Comments: 148 comments
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5.

LonerismAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2012Appears in:956 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:24,475
Rank in 2010s5Overall Rank:92
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,268 votes)
Comments: 139 comments
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6.

High VioletUnited States The National
Year of Release:2010Appears in:710 charts
Rank in 2010:3Rank Score:16,617
Rank in 2010s6Overall Rank:144
Average Rating:  82/100 (966 votes)
Comments: 72 comments
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Carrie & LowellUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2015Appears in:752 charts
Rank in 2015:2Rank Score:15,989
Rank in 2010s7Overall Rank:153
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (894 votes)
Comments: 111 comments
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Modern Vampires Of The CityUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2013Appears in:692 charts
Rank in 2013:1Rank Score:14,836
Rank in 2010s8Overall Rank:166
Average Rating:  82/100 (950 votes)
Comments: 105 comments
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A Moon Shaped PoolUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2016Appears in:793 charts
Rank in 2016:1Rank Score:14,440
Rank in 2010s9Overall Rank:171
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,240 votes)
Comments: 213 comments
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Bon Iver, Bon IverUnited States Bon Iver
Year of Release:2011Appears in:639 charts
Rank in 2011:1Rank Score:13,371
Rank in 2010s10Overall Rank:187
Average Rating:  80/100 (968 votes)
Comments: 86 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 162 16%
2011 176 18%
2012 150 15%
2013 154 15%
2014 115 12%
2015 111 11%
2016 72 7%
2017 60 6%
2018 0 0%
Artist Albums %


Death Grips 6 1%
The Weeknd 5 1%
Drake 5 1%
Kendrick Lamar 5 1%
Laura Marling 5 1%
Lana Del Rey 5 1%
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 560 56%
United Kingdom 215 22%
Canada 78 8%
Australia 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 17 2%
Sweden 17 2%
France 12 1%
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