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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 33,000 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.
20103,759329,231 The Suburbs (39th)
by Arcade Fire
20113,943249,942 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (190th)
by Bon Iver
20124,200258,343 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (71st)
by Kendrick Lamar
20134,790229,953 Modern Vampires Of The City (167th)
by Vampire Weekend
20145,046166,191 Lost In The Dream (243rd)
by The War On Drugs
20154,846184,988 To Pimp A Butterfly (65th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20164,592137,055 A Moon Shaped Pool (164th)
by Radiohead
20174,40696,466 DAMN. (605th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20181,0294,051 Twin Fantasy (Face To Face) (4,308th)
by Car Seat Headrest
Total36,6111,656,220

The best artists of the 2010s are Kendrick Lamar, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Tame Impala, The National, Sufjan Stevens, Beach House, Radiohead, Frank Ocean and Vampire Weekend.
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The SuburbsCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2010Appears in:1,397 charts
Rank in 2010:1Rank Score:44,730
Rank in 2010s1Overall Rank:39
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (2,067 votes)
Comments: 203 comments
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My Beautiful Dark Twisted FantasyUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2010Appears in:1,165 charts
Rank in 2010:2Rank Score:37,917
Rank in 2010s2Overall Rank:52
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,544 votes)
Comments: 200 comments
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To Pimp A ButterflyUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2015Appears in:1,028 charts
Rank in 2015:1Rank Score:31,403
Rank in 2010s3Overall Rank:65
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,344 votes)
Comments: 268 comments
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Good Kid, M.A.A.D CityUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2012Appears in:955 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:29,832
Rank in 2010s4Overall Rank:71
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,302 votes)
Comments: 152 comments
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5.

LonerismAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2012Appears in:983 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:25,249
Rank in 2010s5Overall Rank:90
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,327 votes)
Comments: 142 comments
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6.

High VioletUnited States The National
Year of Release:2010Appears in:737 charts
Rank in 2010:3Rank Score:17,195
Rank in 2010s6Overall Rank:141
Average Rating:  82/100 (991 votes)
Comments: 72 comments
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7.

Carrie & LowellUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2015Appears in:787 charts
Rank in 2015:2Rank Score:16,603
Rank in 2010s7Overall Rank:151
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (953 votes)
Comments: 116 comments
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A Moon Shaped PoolUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2016Appears in:843 charts
Rank in 2016:1Rank Score:15,249
Rank in 2010s8Overall Rank:164
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,315 votes)
Comments: 217 comments
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Modern Vampires Of The CityUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2013Appears in:718 charts
Rank in 2013:1Rank Score:15,141
Rank in 2010s9Overall Rank:167
Average Rating:  82/100 (986 votes)
Comments: 109 comments
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Bon Iver, Bon IverUnited States Bon Iver
Year of Release:2011Appears in:666 charts
Rank in 2011:1Rank Score:13,664
Rank in 2010s10Overall Rank:190
Average Rating:  80/100 (998 votes)
Comments: 87 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 159 16%
2011 173 17%
2012 144 14%
2013 147 15%
2014 111 11%
2015 110 11%
2016 75 8%
2017 79 8%
2018 2 0%
Artist Albums %


Death Grips 6 1%
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard 6 1%
The Weeknd 5 1%
Laura Marling 5 1%
Kendrick Lamar 5 1%
Lana Del Rey 5 1%
Susanne Sundfør 4 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 550 55%
United Kingdom 218 22%
Canada 78 8%
Australia 31 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Mixed Nationality 17 2%
France 13 1%
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