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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.
20103,788330,275 The Suburbs (39th)
by Arcade Fire
20113,979251,099 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (191st)
by Bon Iver
20124,236260,708 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (70th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20134,840230,718 Modern Vampires Of The City (170th)
by Vampire Weekend
20145,086166,418 Lost In The Dream (243rd)
by The War On Drugs
20154,895186,999 To Pimp A Butterfly (64th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20164,647139,798 A Moon Shaped Pool (159th)
by Radiohead
20174,478101,239 DAMN. (566th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20181,3666,780 Twin Fantasy (Face To Face) (3,702nd)
by Car Seat Headrest
Total37,3151,674,034

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:653 charts
Rank in 2010:4Rank Score:12,514
Rank in 2010s11Overall Rank:211
Average Rating:  82/100 (889 votes)
Comments: 83 comments
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12.

Helplessness BluesUnited States Fleet Foxes
Year of Release:2011Appears in:670 charts
Rank in 2011:2Rank Score:12,286
Rank in 2010s12Overall Rank:216
Average Rating:  81/100 (995 votes)
Comments: 90 comments
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13.

channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:587 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:11,638
Rank in 2010s13Overall Rank:225
Average Rating:  82/100 (854 votes)
Comments: 91 comments
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14.

This Is HappeningUnited States LCD Soundsystem
Year of Release:2010Appears in:562 charts
Rank in 2010:5Rank Score:11,277
Rank in 2010s14Overall Rank:233
Average Rating:  82/100 (810 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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ReflektorCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2013Appears in:658 charts
Rank in 2013:2Rank Score:11,273
Rank in 2010s15Overall Rank:234
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,192 votes)
Comments: 153 comments
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16.

Lost In The DreamUnited States The War On Drugs
Year of Release:2014Appears in:618 charts
Rank in 2014:1Rank Score:10,773
Rank in 2010s16Overall Rank:243
Average Rating:  82/100 (815 votes)
Comments: 88 comments
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17.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-j)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:474 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:10,763
Rank in 2010s17Overall Rank:244
Average Rating:  78/100 (753 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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18.

AMUnited Kingdom Arctic Monkeys
Year of Release:2013Appears in:549 charts
Rank in 2013:3Rank Score:10,140
Rank in 2010s18Overall Rank:256
Average Rating:  77/100 (1,081 votes)
Comments: 117 comments
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19.

BrothersUnited States The Black Keys
Year of Release:2010Appears in:533 charts
Rank in 2010:6Rank Score:9,288
Rank in 2010s19Overall Rank:279
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,003 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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20.

★ (Blackstar)United Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:2016Appears in:712 charts
Rank in 2016:2Rank Score:9,274
Rank in 2010s20Overall Rank:280
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,062 votes)
Comments: 104 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 158 16%
2011 173 17%
2012 143 14%
2013 146 15%
2014 109 11%
2015 110 11%
2016 74 7%
2017 84 8%
2018 3 0%
Artist Albums %


Death Grips 7 1%
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard 6 1%
Laura Marling 5 1%
Beach House 5 1%
The Weeknd 5 1%
Kendrick Lamar 5 1%
Lana Del Rey 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 553 55%
United Kingdom 217 22%
Canada 76 8%
Australia 31 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Mixed Nationality 17 2%
France 13 1%
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