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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 36,000 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.
20103,983353,723 The Suburbs (39th)
by Arcade Fire
20114,147266,737 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (189th)
by Bon Iver
20124,405282,753 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (61st)
by Kendrick Lamar
20135,023249,376 Modern Vampires Of The City (165th)
by Vampire Weekend
20145,292183,528 Lost In The Dream (236th)
by The War On Drugs
20155,122214,667 To Pimp A Butterfly (54th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20164,909166,857 A Moon Shaped Pool (141st)
by Radiohead
20174,841127,327 DAMN. (461st)
by Kendrick Lamar
20183,99558,010 Twin Fantasy (Face To Face) (1,152nd)
by Car Seat Headrest
201916513 The Cotton Candy Machine (68,357th)
by Mega Doll
Total41,8821,902,991

The best artists of the 2010s are Kendrick Lamar, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Tame Impala, Sufjan Stevens, Beach House, The National, Radiohead, Frank Ocean and Vampire Weekend.
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RankAlbumArtist
41.

BenjiUnited States Sun Kil Moon
Year of Release:2014Appears in:424 charts
Rank in 2014:3Rank Score:5,753
Rank in 2010s41Overall Rank:458
Average Rating:  79/100 (638 votes)
Comments: 77 comments
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42.

DAMN.United States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2017Appears in:560 charts
Rank in 2017:1Rank Score:5,709
Rank in 2010s42Overall Rank:461
Average Rating:  81/100 (851 votes)
Comments: 123 comments
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43.

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:367 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:5,539
Rank in 2010s43Overall Rank:470
Average Rating:  80/100 (541 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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44.

Have One On MeUnited States Joanna Newsom
Year of Release:2010Appears in:334 charts
Rank in 2010:12Rank Score:5,424
Rank in 2010s44Overall Rank:482
Average Rating:  81/100 (377 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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45.

21United Kingdom Adele
Year of Release:2011Appears in:354 charts
Rank in 2011:7Rank Score:5,338
Rank in 2010s45Overall Rank:491
Average Rating:  71/100 (715 votes)
Comments: 77 comments
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46.

Hurry Up, We're DreamingFrance M83
Year of Release:2011Appears in:361 charts
Rank in 2011:8Rank Score:5,289
Rank in 2010s46Overall Rank:494
Average Rating:  77/100 (513 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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47.

Run The Jewels 2United States Run The Jewels
Year of Release:2014Appears in:396 charts
Rank in 2014:4Rank Score:5,187
Rank in 2010s47Overall Rank:503
Average Rating:  82/100 (582 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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48.

Wasting LightUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:2011Appears in:330 charts
Rank in 2011:9Rank Score:5,107
Rank in 2010s48Overall Rank:511
Average Rating:  76/100 (642 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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49.

The ArchAndroidUnited States Janelle Monáe
Year of Release:2010Appears in:354 charts
Rank in 2010:13Rank Score:5,039
Rank in 2010s49Overall Rank:516
Average Rating:  80/100 (472 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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50.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:302 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:5,038
Rank in 2010s50Overall Rank:517
Average Rating:  69/100 (611 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 147 15%
2011 161 16%
2012 133 13%
2013 142 14%
2014 108 11%
2015 106 11%
2016 72 7%
2017 90 9%
2018 41 4%
2019 0 0%
Artist Albums %


Death Grips 8 1%
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard 6 1%
The Weeknd 5 1%
Kendrick Lamar 5 1%
Julia Holter 5 1%
Lana Del Rey 5 1%
Beach House 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 555 56%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Canada 76 8%
Australia 31 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Sweden 17 2%
Norway 12 1%
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