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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.
20104,037355,881 The Suburbs (39th)
by Arcade Fire
20114,190267,743 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (191st)
by Bon Iver
20124,471283,886 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (62nd)
by Kendrick Lamar
20135,075251,059 Modern Vampires Of The City (161st)
by Vampire Weekend
20145,361185,929 Lost In The Dream (237th)
by The War On Drugs
20155,212217,475 To Pimp A Butterfly (54th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20164,986169,729 A Moon Shaped Pool (140th)
by Radiohead
20174,902129,142 DAMN. (458th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20184,29874,007 Twin Fantasy (Face To Face) (958th)
by Car Seat Headrest
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Remind Me Tomorrow (23,125th)
by Sharon Van Etten
Total42,9761,935,425

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:713 charts
Rank in 2010:4Rank Score:13,955
Rank in 2010s11Overall Rank:195
Average Rating:  82/100 (984 votes)
Comments: 86 comments
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12.

channel ORANGEUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2012Appears in:643 charts
Rank in 2012:3Rank Score:13,049
Rank in 2010s12Overall Rank:210
Average Rating:  82/100 (940 votes)
Comments: 96 comments
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13.

Helplessness BluesUnited States Fleet Foxes
Year of Release:2011Appears in:704 charts
Rank in 2011:2Rank Score:12,666
Rank in 2010s13Overall Rank:217
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,057 votes)
Comments: 91 comments
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14.

This Is HappeningUnited States LCD Soundsystem
Year of Release:2010Appears in:615 charts
Rank in 2010:5Rank Score:12,042
Rank in 2010s14Overall Rank:229
Average Rating:  82/100 (884 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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15.

★ (Blackstar)United Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:2016Appears in:812 charts
Rank in 2016:2Rank Score:11,849
Rank in 2010s15Overall Rank:235
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,177 votes)
Comments: 109 comments
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ReflektorCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2013Appears in:694 charts
Rank in 2013:2Rank Score:11,778
Rank in 2010s16Overall Rank:236
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,278 votes)
Comments: 157 comments
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17.

Lost In The DreamUnited States The War On Drugs
Year of Release:2014Appears in:667 charts
Rank in 2014:1Rank Score:11,745
Rank in 2010s17Overall Rank:237
Average Rating:  82/100 (885 votes)
Comments: 88 comments
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18.

An Awesome WaveUnited Kingdom ∆ (alt-J)
Year of Release:2012Appears in:507 charts
Rank in 2012:4Rank Score:11,437
Rank in 2010s18Overall Rank:243
Average Rating:  78/100 (813 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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19.

BlondeUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2016Appears in:493 charts
Rank in 2016:3Rank Score:11,435
Rank in 2010s19Overall Rank:244
Average Rating:  84/100 (670 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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20.

AMUnited Kingdom Arctic Monkeys
Year of Release:2013Appears in:594 charts
Rank in 2013:3Rank Score:11,249
Rank in 2010s20Overall Rank:248
Average Rating:  77/100 (1,171 votes)
Comments: 124 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 145 15%
2011 162 16%
2012 131 13%
2013 141 14%
2014 109 11%
2015 101 10%
2016 72 7%
2017 88 9%
2018 51 5%
2019 0 0%
Artist Albums %


Death Grips 8 1%
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard 6 1%
Beach House 5 1%
The Weeknd 5 1%
Lana Del Rey 5 1%
Kendrick Lamar 5 1%
Julia Holter 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 555 56%
United Kingdom 217 22%
Canada 73 7%
Australia 32 3%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Sweden 17 2%
France 12 1%
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