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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.
20103,312284,677 The Suburbs (39th)
by Arcade Fire
20113,507214,783 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (195th)
by Bon Iver
20123,741214,326 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (87th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20134,247192,753 Modern Vampires Of The City (171st)
by Vampire Weekend
20144,514131,389 Lost In The Dream (296th)
by The War On Drugs
20154,261133,792 To Pimp A Butterfly (104th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20163,60375,909 A Moon Shaped Pool (263rd)
by Radiohead
20177062,132 I See You (9,395th)
by The xx
Total27,8911,249,761

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

InnerspeakerAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2010Appears in:377 charts
Rank in 2010:10Rank Score:5,639
Rank in 2010s31Overall Rank:393
Average Rating:  81/100 (619 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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32.

Trouble Will Find MeUnited States The National
Year of Release:2013Appears in:381 charts
Rank in 2013:7Rank Score:5,550
Rank in 2010s32Overall Rank:400
Average Rating:  79/100 (649 votes)
Comments: 72 comments
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33.

CurrentsAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2015Appears in:395 charts
Rank in 2015:3Rank Score:5,472
Rank in 2010s33Overall Rank:411
Average Rating:  80/100 (669 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:264 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:5,267
Rank in 2010s34Overall Rank:419
Average Rating:  80/100 (460 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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35.

ContraUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2010Appears in:373 charts
Rank in 2010:11Rank Score:4,969
Rank in 2010s35Overall Rank:442
Average Rating:  77/100 (772 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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36.

BlackstarUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:2016Appears in:501 charts
Rank in 2016:2Rank Score:4,932
Rank in 2010s36Overall Rank:445
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (802 votes)
Comments: 85 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:310 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:4,655
Rank in 2010s37Overall Rank:463
Average Rating:  80/100 (458 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:4,486
Rank in 2010s38Overall Rank:483
Average Rating:  81/100 (408 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:4,401
Rank in 2010s39Overall Rank:493
Average Rating:  76/100 (542 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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40.

Run The Jewels 2United States Run The Jewels
Year of Release:2014Appears in:305 charts
Rank in 2014:2Rank Score:4,358
Rank in 2010s40Overall Rank:500
Average Rating:  82/100 (448 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 186 19%
2011 189 19%
2012 161 16%
2013 167 17%
2014 128 13%
2015 110 11%
2016 59 6%
2017 0 0%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 553 55%
United Kingdom 211 21%
Canada 75 8%
Australia 30 3%
Sweden 21 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
France 12 1%
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