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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.
20103,431292,751 The Suburbs (39th)
by Arcade Fire
20113,632220,721 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (198th)
by Bon Iver
20123,866222,316 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (80th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20134,406199,144 Modern Vampires Of The City (172nd)
by Vampire Weekend
20144,671137,503 Lost In The Dream (280th)
by The War On Drugs
20154,436146,385 To Pimp A Butterfly (84th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20163,95990,934 A Moon Shaped Pool (222nd)
by Radiohead
20171,6219,498 DAMN. (3,042nd)
by Kendrick Lamar
Total30,0221,319,253

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:330 charts
Rank in 2010:9Rank Score:6,062
Rank in 2010s31Overall Rank:375
Average Rating:  80/100 (509 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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32.

InnerspeakerAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2010Appears in:394 charts
Rank in 2010:10Rank Score:5,890
Rank in 2010s32Overall Rank:385
Average Rating:  81/100 (644 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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33.

★ (Blackstar)United Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:2016Appears in:546 charts
Rank in 2016:2Rank Score:5,858
Rank in 2010s33Overall Rank:389
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (861 votes)
Comments: 86 comments
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The Money StoreUnited States Death Grips
Year of Release:2012Appears in:285 charts
Rank in 2012:6Rank Score:5,648
Rank in 2010s34Overall Rank:405
Average Rating:  81/100 (500 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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35.

Trouble Will Find MeUnited States The National
Year of Release:2013Appears in:386 charts
Rank in 2013:7Rank Score:5,504
Rank in 2010s35Overall Rank:413
Average Rating:  79/100 (662 votes)
Comments: 72 comments
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36.

BlondeUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2016Appears in:270 charts
Rank in 2016:3Rank Score:5,116
Rank in 2010s36Overall Rank:439
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:319 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:4,854
Rank in 2010s38Overall Rank:462
Average Rating:  80/100 (469 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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39.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:267 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:4,586
Rank in 2010s39Overall Rank:485
Average Rating:  81/100 (421 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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40.

Have One On MeUnited States Joanna Newsom
Year of Release:2010Appears in:284 charts
Rank in 2010:12Rank Score:4,523
Rank in 2010s40Overall Rank:493
Average Rating:  80/100 (321 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 181 18%
2011 187 19%
2012 157 16%
2013 160 16%
2014 121 12%
2015 116 12%
2016 72 7%
2017 6 1%
Artist Albums %


Death Grips 6 1%
The Weeknd 6 1%
Drake 5 1%
Kendrick Lamar 5 1%
Frank Ocean 4 0%
The Tallest Man On Earth 4 0%
Burial 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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