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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 29,000 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.
20103,550303,613 The Suburbs (39th)
by Arcade Fire
20113,752228,164 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (191st)
by Bon Iver
20123,991234,294 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (77th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20134,564208,169 Modern Vampires Of The City (170th)
by Vampire Weekend
20144,800146,442 Lost In The Dream (262nd)
by The War On Drugs
20154,601158,823 To Pimp A Butterfly (76th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20164,252106,868 A Moon Shaped Pool (192nd)
by Radiohead
20172,47722,135 DAMN. (2,251st)
by Kendrick Lamar
Total31,9871,408,508

The best artists of the 2010s are Kendrick Lamar, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Tame Impala, Sufjan Stevens, The National, Beach House, Radiohead, Vampire Weekend and Frank Ocean.
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RankAlbumArtist
31.

Let England ShakeUnited Kingdom P.J. Harvey
Year of Release:2011Appears in:484 charts
Rank in 2011:5Rank Score:6,595
Rank in 2010s31Overall Rank:359
Average Rating:  80/100 (662 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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32.

The Age Of AdzUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2010Appears in:354 charts
Rank in 2010:9Rank Score:6,558
Rank in 2010s32Overall Rank:362
Average Rating:  80/100 (535 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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33.

El CaminoUnited States The Black Keys
Year of Release:2011Appears in:425 charts
Rank in 2011:6Rank Score:6,291
Rank in 2010s33Overall Rank:376
Average Rating:  78/100 (810 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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34.

Trouble Will Find MeUnited States The National
Year of Release:2013Appears in:422 charts
Rank in 2013:7Rank Score:6,093
Rank in 2010s34Overall Rank:388
Average Rating:  79/100 (690 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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35.

InnerspeakerAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2010Appears in:425 charts
Rank in 2010:10Rank Score:6,063
Rank in 2010s35Overall Rank:392
Average Rating:  81/100 (675 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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36.

BlondeUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2016Appears in:313 charts
Rank in 2016:3Rank Score:5,755
Rank in 2010s36Overall Rank:410
Average Rating:  84/100 (464 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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37.

The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever DoUnited States Fiona Apple
Year of Release:2012Appears in:340 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:5,062
Rank in 2010s37Overall Rank:460
Average Rating:  80/100 (482 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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38.

ContraUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2010Appears in:393 charts
Rank in 2010:11Rank Score:5,047
Rank in 2010s38Overall Rank:462
Average Rating:  77/100 (813 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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39.

To Be KindUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2014Appears in:322 charts
Rank in 2014:2Rank Score:4,913
Rank in 2010s39Overall Rank:467
Average Rating:  81/100 (522 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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40.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:285 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:4,815
Rank in 2010s40Overall Rank:477
Average Rating:  81/100 (440 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 172 17%
2011 186 19%
2012 153 15%
2013 160 16%
2014 122 12%
2015 116 12%
2016 71 7%
2017 20 2%
Artist Albums %


Death Grips 6 1%
Kendrick Lamar 5 1%
The Weeknd 5 1%
Drake 5 1%
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard 4 0%
Laura Marling 4 0%
Burial 4 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 557 56%
United Kingdom 214 21%
Canada 76 8%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 15 2%
Ireland 12 1%
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