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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 36,000 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.
20103,987353,616 The Suburbs (39th)
by Arcade Fire
20114,146266,540 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (189th)
by Bon Iver
20124,408282,632 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (61st)
by Kendrick Lamar
20135,025249,252 Modern Vampires Of The City (163rd)
by Vampire Weekend
20145,295183,710 Lost In The Dream (236th)
by The War On Drugs
20155,123214,646 To Pimp A Butterfly (54th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20164,911167,254 A Moon Shaped Pool (141st)
by Radiohead
20174,847127,353 DAMN. (461st)
by Kendrick Lamar
20184,02861,293 Twin Fantasy (Face To Face) (1,059th)
by Car Seat Headrest
201920083 Assume Form (29,794th)
by James Blake
Total41,9701,906,379

The best artists of the 2010s are Kendrick Lamar, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Tame Impala, Beach House, Sufjan Stevens, The National, Radiohead, Frank Ocean and Vampire Weekend.
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11.

Teen DreamUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2010Appears in:708 charts
Rank in 2010:4Rank Score:13,788
Rank in 2010s11Overall Rank:196
Average Rating:  82/100 (969 votes)
Comments: 86 comments
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12.

channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:636 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:12,965
Rank in 2010s12Overall Rank:209
Average Rating:  82/100 (926 votes)
Comments: 95 comments
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13.

Helplessness BluesUnited States Fleet Foxes
Year of Release:2011Appears in:699 charts
Rank in 2011:2Rank Score:12,572
Rank in 2010s13Overall Rank:218
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,046 votes)
Comments: 91 comments
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14.

This Is HappeningUnited States LCD Soundsystem
Year of Release:2010Appears in:608 charts
Rank in 2010:5Rank Score:12,001
Rank in 2010s14Overall Rank:231
Average Rating:  82/100 (867 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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ReflektorCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2013Appears in:692 charts
Rank in 2013:2Rank Score:11,739
Rank in 2010s15Overall Rank:235
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,268 votes)
Comments: 157 comments
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16.

Lost In The DreamUnited States The War On Drugs
Year of Release:2014Appears in:666 charts
Rank in 2014:1Rank Score:11,645
Rank in 2010s16Overall Rank:236
Average Rating:  82/100 (874 votes)
Comments: 88 comments
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17.

★ (Blackstar)United Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:2016Appears in:797 charts
Rank in 2016:2Rank Score:11,600
Rank in 2010s17Overall Rank:237
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,161 votes)
Comments: 109 comments
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18.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-J)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:502 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:11,466
Rank in 2010s18Overall Rank:242
Average Rating:  78/100 (805 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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19.

AMUnited Kingdom Arctic Monkeys
Year of Release:2013Appears in:596 charts
Rank in 2013:3Rank Score:11,277
Rank in 2010s19Overall Rank:246
Average Rating:  77/100 (1,160 votes)
Comments: 123 comments
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20.

BlondeUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2016Appears in:478 charts
Rank in 2016:3Rank Score:11,268
Rank in 2010s20Overall Rank:247
Average Rating:  84/100 (650 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 147 15%
2011 163 16%
2012 132 13%
2013 141 14%
2014 108 11%
2015 103 10%
2016 72 7%
2017 89 9%
2018 45 5%
2019 0 0%
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 556 56%
United Kingdom 213 21%
Canada 75 8%
Australia 31 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Sweden 16 2%
France 12 1%
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