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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 27,000 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.
20103,361287,926 The Suburbs (39th)
by Arcade Fire
20113,552217,699 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (195th)
by Bon Iver
20123,773217,668 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (83rd)
by Kendrick Lamar
20134,311196,119 Modern Vampires Of The City (170th)
by Vampire Weekend
20144,544133,891 Lost In The Dream (296th)
by The War On Drugs
20154,296138,207 To Pimp A Butterfly (96th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20163,72781,268 A Moon Shaped Pool (234th)
by Radiohead
20171,0204,334 DAMN. (4,114th)
by Kendrick Lamar
Total28,5841,277,111

The best artists of the 2010s are Arcade Fire, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Tame Impala, The National, Sufjan Stevens, Beach House, Vampire Weekend, Radiohead and The Black Keys.
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Helplessness BluesUnited States Fleet Foxes
Year of Release:2011Appears in:566 charts
Rank in 2011:2Rank Score:10,377
Rank in 2010s11Overall Rank:227
Average Rating:  81/100 (884 votes)
Comments: 88 comments
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ReflektorCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2013Appears in:577 charts
Rank in 2013:2Rank Score:10,176
Rank in 2010s12Overall Rank:232
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,029 votes)
Comments: 142 comments
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13.

A Moon Shaped PoolUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2016Appears in:631 charts
Rank in 2016:1Rank Score:9,958
Rank in 2010s13Overall Rank:234
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,022 votes)
Comments: 185 comments
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14.

Channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:481 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:9,596
Rank in 2010s14Overall Rank:242
Average Rating:  81/100 (715 votes)
Comments: 83 comments
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15.

This Is HappeningUnited States LCD Soundsystem
Year of Release:2010Appears in:457 charts
Rank in 2010:5Rank Score:9,343
Rank in 2010s15Overall Rank:248
Average Rating:  83/100 (686 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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16.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-j)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:389 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:8,664
Rank in 2010s16Overall Rank:265
Average Rating:  78/100 (624 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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17.

AMUnited Kingdom Arctic Monkeys
Year of Release:2013Appears in:467 charts
Rank in 2013:3Rank Score:8,303
Rank in 2010s17Overall Rank:276
Average Rating:  77/100 (920 votes)
Comments: 109 comments
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18.

BrothersUnited States The Black Keys
Year of Release:2010Appears in:497 charts
Rank in 2010:6Rank Score:8,243
Rank in 2010s18Overall Rank:279
Average Rating:  78/100 (913 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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19.

Lost In The DreamUnited States The War On Drugs
Year of Release:2014Appears in:495 charts
Rank in 2014:1Rank Score:7,907
Rank in 2010s19Overall Rank:296
Average Rating:  82/100 (683 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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20.

...Like ClockworkUnited States Queens Of The Stone Age
Year of Release:2013Appears in:392 charts
Rank in 2013:4Rank Score:7,726
Rank in 2010s20Overall Rank:304
Average Rating:  82/100 (665 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 185 19%
2011 189 19%
2012 158 16%
2013 165 17%
2014 127 13%
2015 111 11%
2016 63 6%
2017 2 0%
Artist Albums %


Death Grips 6 1%
The Weeknd 6 1%
Kendrick Lamar 5 1%
Drake 5 1%
Laura Marling 4 0%
The Tallest Man On Earth 4 0%
Burial 4 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 553 55%
United Kingdom 211 21%
Canada 74 7%
Australia 31 3%
Sweden 21 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
Ireland 12 1%
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