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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 33,000 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.
20103,759329,231 The Suburbs (39th)
by Arcade Fire
20113,943249,942 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (190th)
by Bon Iver
20124,200258,343 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (71st)
by Kendrick Lamar
20134,790229,953 Modern Vampires Of The City (167th)
by Vampire Weekend
20145,046166,191 Lost In The Dream (243rd)
by The War On Drugs
20154,846184,988 To Pimp A Butterfly (65th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20164,592137,055 A Moon Shaped Pool (164th)
by Radiohead
20174,40696,466 DAMN. (606th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20181,0294,051 Twin Fantasy (Face To Face) (4,308th)
by Car Seat Headrest
Total36,6111,656,220

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.

BenjiUnited States Sun Kil Moon
Year of Release:2014Appears in:395 charts
Rank in 2014:3Rank Score:5,062
Rank in 2010s41Overall Rank:484
Average Rating:  80/100 (599 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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42.

Run The Jewels 2United States Run The Jewels
Year of Release:2014Appears in:383 charts
Rank in 2014:4Rank Score:5,037
Rank in 2010s42Overall Rank:486
Average Rating:  82/100 (531 votes)
Comments: 29 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:350 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:5,035
Rank in 2010s43Overall Rank:487
Average Rating:  80/100 (506 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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44.

Have One On MeUnited States Joanna Newsom
Year of Release:2010Appears in:317 charts
Rank in 2010:12Rank Score:5,035
Rank in 2010s44Overall Rank:488
Average Rating:  80/100 (360 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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45.

21United Kingdom Adele
Year of Release:2011Appears in:327 charts
Rank in 2011:7Rank Score:4,903
Rank in 2010s45Overall Rank:499
Average Rating:  71/100 (670 votes)
Comments: 72 comments
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46.

Hurry Up, We're DreamingFrance M83
Year of Release:2011Appears in:340 charts
Rank in 2011:8Rank Score:4,898
Rank in 2010s46Overall Rank:501
Average Rating:  77/100 (480 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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47.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:296 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:4,862
Rank in 2010s47Overall Rank:509
Average Rating:  81/100 (468 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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48.

Wasting LightUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:2011Appears in:310 charts
Rank in 2011:9Rank Score:4,806
Rank in 2010s48Overall Rank:514
Average Rating:  76/100 (614 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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49.

Salad DaysCanada Mac DeMarco
Year of Release:2014Appears in:371 charts
Rank in 2014:5Rank Score:4,645
Rank in 2010s49Overall Rank:523
Average Rating:  80/100 (589 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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50.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:267 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:4,590
Rank in 2010s50Overall Rank:529
Average Rating:  68/100 (566 votes)
Comments: 77 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 159 16%
2011 173 17%
2012 144 14%
2013 147 15%
2014 111 11%
2015 110 11%
2016 75 8%
2017 79 8%
2018 2 0%
Artist Albums %


Death Grips 6 1%
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard 6 1%
The Weeknd 5 1%
Laura Marling 5 1%
Kendrick Lamar 5 1%
Lana Del Rey 5 1%
Susanne Sundfør 4 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 550 55%
United Kingdom 218 22%
Canada 78 8%
Australia 31 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Mixed Nationality 17 2%
France 13 1%
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