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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.
20103,759328,872 The Suburbs (39th)
by Arcade Fire
20113,944249,531 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (190th)
by Bon Iver
20124,200257,947 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (71st)
by Kendrick Lamar
20134,791230,176 Modern Vampires Of The City (168th)
by Vampire Weekend
20145,046165,950 Lost In The Dream (243rd)
by The War On Drugs
20154,846184,902 To Pimp A Butterfly (65th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20164,595136,980 A Moon Shaped Pool (165th)
by Radiohead
20174,41396,663 DAMN. (597th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20181,0534,204 Twin Fantasy (Face To Face) (4,207th)
by Car Seat Headrest
Total36,6471,655,225

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
21.

★ (Blackstar)United Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:2016Appears in:702 charts
Rank in 2016:2Rank Score:9,119
Rank in 2010s21Overall Rank:285
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,050 votes)
Comments: 102 comments
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22.

CurrentsAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2015Appears in:562 charts
Rank in 2015:3Rank Score:8,939
Rank in 2010s22Overall Rank:291
Average Rating:  81/100 (873 votes)
Comments: 84 comments
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23.

The Smile Sessions
Compilation
United States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:2011Appears in:315 charts
Rank in 2011:3Rank Score:8,737
Rank in 2010s23Overall Rank:301
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (591 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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24.

BloomUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2012Appears in:516 charts
Rank in 2012:5Rank Score:8,686
Rank in 2010s24Overall Rank:302
Average Rating:  81/100 (768 votes)
Comments: 77 comments
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25.

...Like ClockworkUnited States Queens Of The Stone Age
Year of Release:2013Appears in:468 charts
Rank in 2013:5Rank Score:8,479
Rank in 2010s25Overall Rank:310
Average Rating:  83/100 (794 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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26.

BlondeUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2016Appears in:387 charts
Rank in 2016:3Rank Score:8,197
Rank in 2010s26Overall Rank:326
Average Rating:  83/100 (549 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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27.

Halcyon DigestUnited States Deerhunter
Year of Release:2010Appears in:490 charts
Rank in 2010:7Rank Score:8,126
Rank in 2010s27Overall Rank:327
Average Rating:  82/100 (640 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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28.

Plastic BeachUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2010Appears in:460 charts
Rank in 2010:8Rank Score:8,043
Rank in 2010s28Overall Rank:329
Average Rating:  78/100 (854 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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29.

The Age Of AdzUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2010Appears in:395 charts
Rank in 2010:9Rank Score:7,481
Rank in 2010s29Overall Rank:346
Average Rating:  80/100 (591 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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30.

The King Of LimbsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2011Appears in:637 charts
Rank in 2011:4Rank Score:7,452
Rank in 2010s30Overall Rank:348
Average Rating:  76/100 (1,524 votes)
Comments: 202 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 159 16%
2011 173 17%
2012 144 14%
2013 147 15%
2014 111 11%
2015 110 11%
2016 75 8%
2017 79 8%
2018 2 0%
Artist Albums %


Death Grips 6 1%
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard 6 1%
The Weeknd 5 1%
Laura Marling 5 1%
Kendrick Lamar 5 1%
Lana Del Rey 5 1%
Steven Wilson 4 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 550 55%
United Kingdom 218 22%
Canada 78 8%
Australia 31 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Mixed Nationality 17 2%
France 13 1%
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