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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 28,000 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.
20103,432293,007 The Suburbs (39th)
by Arcade Fire
20113,639220,842 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (198th)
by Bon Iver
20123,869222,465 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (80th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20134,411199,625 Modern Vampires Of The City (171st)
by Vampire Weekend
20144,677137,719 Lost In The Dream (280th)
by The War On Drugs
20154,445146,813 To Pimp A Butterfly (84th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20163,96691,166 A Moon Shaped Pool (221st)
by Radiohead
20171,6459,812 DAMN. (2,957th)
by Kendrick Lamar
Total30,0841,321,449

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

The Age Of AdzUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2010Appears in:331 charts
Rank in 2010:9Rank Score:6,084
Rank in 2010s31Overall Rank:373
Average Rating:  80/100 (510 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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32.

InnerspeakerAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2010Appears in:395 charts
Rank in 2010:10Rank Score:5,909
Rank in 2010s32Overall Rank:386
Average Rating:  81/100 (647 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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33.

★ (Blackstar)United Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:2016Appears in:547 charts
Rank in 2016:2Rank Score:5,873
Rank in 2010s33Overall Rank:389
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (862 votes)
Comments: 86 comments
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The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:286 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:5,666
Rank in 2010s34Overall Rank:404
Average Rating:  81/100 (502 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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35.

Trouble Will Find MeUnited States The National
Year of Release:2013Appears in:388 charts
Rank in 2013:7Rank Score:5,535
Rank in 2010s35Overall Rank:411
Average Rating:  79/100 (663 votes)
Comments: 72 comments
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36.

BlondeUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2016Appears in:272 charts
Rank in 2016:3Rank Score:5,143
Rank in 2010s36Overall Rank:437
Average Rating:  83/100 (416 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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37.

ContraUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2010Appears in:381 charts
Rank in 2010:11Rank Score:4,989
Rank in 2010s37Overall Rank:452
Average Rating:  77/100 (789 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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38.

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:321 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:4,865
Rank in 2010s38Overall Rank:463
Average Rating:  80/100 (470 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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39.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:269 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:4,622
Rank in 2010s39Overall Rank:480
Average Rating:  81/100 (422 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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40.

To Be KindUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2014Appears in:300 charts
Rank in 2014:2Rank Score:4,504
Rank in 2010s40Overall Rank:495
Average Rating:  81/100 (504 votes)
Comments: 76 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 181 18%
2011 188 19%
2012 157 16%
2013 160 16%
2014 122 12%
2015 117 12%
2016 69 7%
2017 6 1%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 557 56%
United Kingdom 211 21%
Canada 74 7%
Australia 31 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Mixed Nationality 15 2%
France 12 1%
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