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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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11.

Teen DreamUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2010Appears in:649 charts
Rank in 2010:4Rank Score:12,561
Rank in 2010s11Overall Rank:207
Average Rating:  82/100 (877 votes)
Comments: 81 comments
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12.

Helplessness BluesUnited States Fleet Foxes
Year of Release:2011Appears in:669 charts
Rank in 2011:2Rank Score:12,452
Rank in 2010s12Overall Rank:212
Average Rating:  81/100 (994 votes)
Comments: 90 comments
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13.

channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:583 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:11,732
Rank in 2010s13Overall Rank:225
Average Rating:  81/100 (843 votes)
Comments: 90 comments
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ReflektorCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2013Appears in:654 charts
Rank in 2013:2Rank Score:11,236
Rank in 2010s14Overall Rank:233
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,184 votes)
Comments: 152 comments
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15.

This Is HappeningUnited States LCD Soundsystem
Year of Release:2010Appears in:556 charts
Rank in 2010:5Rank Score:11,166
Rank in 2010s15Overall Rank:234
Average Rating:  82/100 (803 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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16.

Lost In The DreamUnited States The War On Drugs
Year of Release:2014Appears in:622 charts
Rank in 2014:1Rank Score:10,737
Rank in 2010s16Overall Rank:242
Average Rating:  82/100 (810 votes)
Comments: 88 comments
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17.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-j)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:469 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:10,626
Rank in 2010s17Overall Rank:244
Average Rating:  78/100 (747 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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18.

AMUnited Kingdom Arctic Monkeys
Year of Release:2013Appears in:543 charts
Rank in 2013:3Rank Score:10,178
Rank in 2010s18Overall Rank:256
Average Rating:  77/100 (1,064 votes)
Comments: 115 comments
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19.

BrothersUnited States The Black Keys
Year of Release:2010Appears in:536 charts
Rank in 2010:6Rank Score:9,266
Rank in 2010s19Overall Rank:279
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,001 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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20.

Random Access MemoriesFrance Daft Punk
Year of Release:2013Appears in:571 charts
Rank in 2013:4Rank Score:9,175
Rank in 2010s20Overall Rank:283
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,017 votes)
Comments: 88 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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