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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.
20103,924341,661 The Suburbs (39th)
by Arcade Fire
20114,095257,790 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (188th)
by Bon Iver
20124,358272,213 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (64th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20134,976239,921 Modern Vampires Of The City (171st)
by Vampire Weekend
20145,238175,820 Lost In The Dream (246th)
by The War On Drugs
20155,041203,541 To Pimp A Butterfly (58th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20164,805158,281 A Moon Shaped Pool (143rd)
by Radiohead
20174,725121,361 DAMN. (464th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20183,14830,190 Twin Fantasy (Face To Face) (2,054th)
by Car Seat Headrest
Total40,3101,800,779

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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RankAlbumArtist
11.

Teen DreamUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2010Appears in:694 charts
Rank in 2010:4Rank Score:13,381
Rank in 2010s11Overall Rank:197
Average Rating:  82/100 (950 votes)
Comments: 86 comments
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12.

Helplessness BluesUnited States Fleet Foxes
Year of Release:2011Appears in:687 charts
Rank in 2011:2Rank Score:12,405
Rank in 2010s12Overall Rank:219
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,032 votes)
Comments: 91 comments
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13.

channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:615 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:12,400
Rank in 2010s13Overall Rank:220
Average Rating:  82/100 (913 votes)
Comments: 93 comments
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14.

This Is HappeningUnited States LCD Soundsystem
Year of Release:2010Appears in:594 charts
Rank in 2010:5Rank Score:11,756
Rank in 2010s14Overall Rank:230
Average Rating:  82/100 (855 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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ReflektorCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2013Appears in:686 charts
Rank in 2013:2Rank Score:11,423
Rank in 2010s15Overall Rank:236
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,250 votes)
Comments: 156 comments
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16.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-J)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:493 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:11,071
Rank in 2010s16Overall Rank:245
Average Rating:  78/100 (793 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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17.

Lost In The DreamUnited States The War On Drugs
Year of Release:2014Appears in:648 charts
Rank in 2014:1Rank Score:11,070
Rank in 2010s17Overall Rank:246
Average Rating:  82/100 (859 votes)
Comments: 88 comments
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18.

AMUnited Kingdom Arctic Monkeys
Year of Release:2013Appears in:583 charts
Rank in 2013:3Rank Score:10,596
Rank in 2010s18Overall Rank:256
Average Rating:  77/100 (1,139 votes)
Comments: 121 comments
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19.

★ (Blackstar)United Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:2016Appears in:771 charts
Rank in 2016:2Rank Score:10,562
Rank in 2010s19Overall Rank:257
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,140 votes)
Comments: 108 comments
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20.

BlondeUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2016Appears in:454 charts
Rank in 2016:3Rank Score:10,425
Rank in 2010s20Overall Rank:260
Average Rating:  84/100 (632 votes)
Comments: 56 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%
Kendrick Lamar 5 1%
Lana Del Rey 5 1%
Julia Holter 5 1%
Beach House 5 1%
The Weeknd 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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