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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.
20103,924341,748 The Suburbs (39th)
by Arcade Fire
20114,095257,850 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (188th)
by Bon Iver
20124,356272,120 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (65th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20134,976239,738 Modern Vampires Of The City (171st)
by Vampire Weekend
20145,236175,722 Lost In The Dream (244th)
by The War On Drugs
20155,040203,446 To Pimp A Butterfly (59th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20164,806158,261 A Moon Shaped Pool (143rd)
by Radiohead
20174,723121,062 DAMN. (464th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20183,11729,443 Twin Fantasy (Face To Face) (2,054th)
by Car Seat Headrest
Total40,2731,799,391

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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The SuburbsCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2010Appears in:1,455 charts
Rank in 2010:1Rank Score:45,710
Rank in 2010s1Overall Rank:39
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (2,172 votes)
Comments: 212 comments
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My Beautiful Dark Twisted FantasyUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2010Appears in:1,248 charts
Rank in 2010:2Rank Score:40,424
Rank in 2010s2Overall Rank:48
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,656 votes)
Comments: 212 comments
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To Pimp A ButterflyUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2015Appears in:1,144 charts
Rank in 2015:1Rank Score:36,670
Rank in 2010s3Overall Rank:59
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (1,491 votes)
Comments: 281 comments
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Good Kid, M.A.A.D CityUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2012Appears in:1,047 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:33,002
Rank in 2010s4Overall Rank:65
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,409 votes)
Comments: 158 comments
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5.

LonerismAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2012Appears in:1,052 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:26,875
Rank in 2010s5Overall Rank:87
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,414 votes)
Comments: 149 comments
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A Moon Shaped PoolUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2016Appears in:937 charts
Rank in 2016:1Rank Score:17,908
Rank in 2010s6Overall Rank:143
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,465 votes)
Comments: 223 comments
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7.

Carrie & LowellUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2015Appears in:826 charts
Rank in 2015:2Rank Score:17,540
Rank in 2010s7Overall Rank:149
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,030 votes)
Comments: 117 comments
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8.

High VioletUnited States The National
Year of Release:2010Appears in:760 charts
Rank in 2010:3Rank Score:17,347
Rank in 2010s8Overall Rank:151
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,030 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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Modern Vampires Of The CityUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2013Appears in:745 charts
Rank in 2013:1Rank Score:15,574
Rank in 2010s9Overall Rank:171
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,045 votes)
Comments: 112 comments
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Bon Iver, Bon IverUnited States Bon Iver
Year of Release:2011Appears in:702 charts
Rank in 2011:1Rank Score:14,119
Rank in 2010s10Overall Rank:188
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,046 votes)
Comments: 89 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 150 15%
2011 167 17%
2012 139 14%
2013 143 14%
2014 110 11%
2015 110 11%
2016 72 7%
2017 89 9%
2018 20 2%
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%
Julia Holter 5 1%
Lana Del Rey 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 554 55%
United Kingdom 217 22%
Canada 78 8%
Australia 30 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Mixed Nationality 16 2%
Norway 12 1%
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