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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 27,000 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.
20103,307284,661 The Suburbs (39th)
by Arcade Fire
20113,505214,667 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (194th)
by Bon Iver
20123,738214,818 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (87th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20134,240192,717 Modern Vampires Of The City (171st)
by Vampire Weekend
20144,512131,516 Lost In The Dream (295th)
by The War On Drugs
20154,252133,542 To Pimp A Butterfly (104th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20163,59575,542 A Moon Shaped Pool (263rd)
by Radiohead
20176841,921 I See You (9,526th)
by The xx
Total27,8331,249,383

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

InnerspeakerAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2010Appears in:379 charts
Rank in 2010:10Rank Score:5,685
Rank in 2010s31Overall Rank:387
Average Rating:  81/100 (618 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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32.

Trouble Will Find MeUnited States The National
Year of Release:2013Appears in:382 charts
Rank in 2013:7Rank Score:5,515
Rank in 2010s32Overall Rank:404
Average Rating:  79/100 (645 votes)
Comments: 72 comments
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33.

CurrentsAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2015Appears in:394 charts
Rank in 2015:3Rank Score:5,480
Rank in 2010s33Overall Rank:409
Average Rating:  80/100 (666 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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34.


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The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:265 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:5,270
Rank in 2010s34Overall Rank:418
Average Rating:  80/100 (458 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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35.

ContraUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2010Appears in:373 charts
Rank in 2010:11Rank Score:4,971
Rank in 2010s35Overall Rank:442
Average Rating:  77/100 (767 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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36.

BlackstarUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:2016Appears in:500 charts
Rank in 2016:2Rank Score:4,917
Rank in 2010s36Overall Rank:446
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (796 votes)
Comments: 84 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:312 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:4,656
Rank in 2010s37Overall Rank:463
Average Rating:  80/100 (456 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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38.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:263 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:4,487
Rank in 2010s38Overall Rank:484
Average Rating:  81/100 (407 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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39.

Wasting LightUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:2011Appears in:269 charts
Rank in 2011:7Rank Score:4,408
Rank in 2010s39Overall Rank:490
Average Rating:  76/100 (541 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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40.

Run The Jewels 2United States Run The Jewels
Year of Release:2014Appears in:306 charts
Rank in 2014:2Rank Score:4,289
Rank in 2010s40Overall Rank:505
Average Rating:  82/100 (447 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 184 18%
2011 189 19%
2012 163 16%
2013 168 17%
2014 127 13%
2015 110 11%
2016 59 6%
2017 0 0%
Artist Albums %


The Weeknd 7 1%
Death Grips 6 1%
Laura Marling 4 0%
Drake 4 0%
Frank Ocean 4 0%
Swans 4 0%
Burial 4 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 554 55%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Canada 74 7%
Australia 30 3%
Sweden 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
France 12 1%
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