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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 35,000 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.
20103,929342,612 The Suburbs (39th)
by Arcade Fire
20114,099258,155 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (188th)
by Bon Iver
20124,360273,118 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (63rd)
by Kendrick Lamar
20134,978239,886 Modern Vampires Of The City (171st)
by Vampire Weekend
20145,238175,729 Lost In The Dream (246th)
by The War On Drugs
20155,041204,847 To Pimp A Butterfly (55th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20164,807158,667 A Moon Shaped Pool (144th)
by Radiohead
20174,729121,691 DAMN. (463rd)
by Kendrick Lamar
20183,17030,451 Twin Fantasy (Face To Face) (2,055th)
by Car Seat Headrest
Total40,3511,805,156

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

DAMN.United States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2017Appears in:549 charts
Rank in 2017:1Rank Score:5,536
Rank in 2010s41Overall Rank:463
Average Rating:  81/100 (830 votes)
Comments: 119 comments
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42.

BenjiUnited States Sun Kil Moon
Year of Release:2014Appears in:414 charts
Rank in 2014:3Rank Score:5,377
Rank in 2010s42Overall Rank:478
Average Rating:  79/100 (632 votes)
Comments: 77 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:360 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:5,251
Rank in 2010s43Overall Rank:487
Average Rating:  80/100 (532 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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44.

Hurry Up, We're DreamingFrance M83
Year of Release:2011Appears in:361 charts
Rank in 2011:7Rank Score:5,206
Rank in 2010s44Overall Rank:492
Average Rating:  77/100 (506 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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45.

21United Kingdom Adele
Year of Release:2011Appears in:346 charts
Rank in 2011:8Rank Score:5,146
Rank in 2010s45Overall Rank:498
Average Rating:  71/100 (703 votes)
Comments: 74 comments
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46.

Have One On MeUnited States Joanna Newsom
Year of Release:2010Appears in:322 charts
Rank in 2010:12Rank Score:5,128
Rank in 2010s46Overall Rank:499
Average Rating:  81/100 (373 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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47.

Run The Jewels 2United States Run The Jewels
Year of Release:2014Appears in:393 charts
Rank in 2014:4Rank Score:5,106
Rank in 2010s47Overall Rank:500
Average Rating:  82/100 (576 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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48.

Wasting LightUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:2011Appears in:325 charts
Rank in 2011:9Rank Score:5,013
Rank in 2010s48Overall Rank:509
Average Rating:  76/100 (636 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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49.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:310 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:4,855
Rank in 2010s49Overall Rank:528
Average Rating:  81/100 (501 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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50.

The ArchAndroidUnited States Janelle Monáe
Year of Release:2010Appears in:340 charts
Rank in 2010:13Rank Score:4,827
Rank in 2010s50Overall Rank:531
Average Rating:  80/100 (460 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 150 15%
2011 167 17%
2012 139 14%
2013 143 14%
2014 110 11%
2015 109 11%
2016 72 7%
2017 90 9%
2018 20 2%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 555 56%
United Kingdom 217 22%
Canada 78 8%
Australia 30 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Mixed Nationality 15 2%
Norway 12 1%
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