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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 30,000 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.
20103,601310,893 The Suburbs (39th)
by Arcade Fire
20113,794233,565 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (191st)
by Bon Iver
20124,044240,290 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (78th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20134,627214,233 Modern Vampires Of The City (170th)
by Vampire Weekend
20144,875150,940 Lost In The Dream (261st)
by The War On Drugs
20154,666167,433 To Pimp A Butterfly (74th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20164,341115,093 A Moon Shaped Pool (184th)
by Radiohead
20173,01331,009 DAMN. (1,978th)
by Kendrick Lamar
Total32,9611,463,455

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

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:286 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:4,813
Rank in 2010s41Overall Rank:490
Average Rating:  81/100 (448 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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42.

Teens Of DenialUnited States Car Seat Headrest
Year of Release:2016Appears in:356 charts
Rank in 2016:4Rank Score:4,806
Rank in 2010s42Overall Rank:491
Average Rating:  82/100 (424 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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43.

Have One On MeUnited States Joanna Newsom
Year of Release:2010Appears in:303 charts
Rank in 2010:12Rank Score:4,777
Rank in 2010s43Overall Rank:496
Average Rating:  81/100 (338 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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44.

BenjiUnited States Sun Kil Moon
Year of Release:2014Appears in:380 charts
Rank in 2014:3Rank Score:4,766
Rank in 2010s44Overall Rank:497
Average Rating:  80/100 (582 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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45.

21United Kingdom Adele
Year of Release:2011Appears in:315 charts
Rank in 2011:7Rank Score:4,751
Rank in 2010s45Overall Rank:498
Average Rating:  71/100 (648 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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46.

Hurry Up, We're DreamingFrance M83
Year of Release:2011Appears in:335 charts
Rank in 2011:8Rank Score:4,698
Rank in 2010s46Overall Rank:503
Average Rating:  78/100 (463 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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47.

Run The Jewels 2United States Run The Jewels
Year of Release:2014Appears in:355 charts
Rank in 2014:4Rank Score:4,628
Rank in 2010s47Overall Rank:509
Average Rating:  82/100 (507 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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48.

Wasting LightUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:2011Appears in:298 charts
Rank in 2011:9Rank Score:4,519
Rank in 2010s48Overall Rank:518
Average Rating:  76/100 (589 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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49.

The Wild HuntSweden The Tallest Man On Earth
Year of Release:2010Appears in:285 charts
Rank in 2010:13Rank Score:4,266
Rank in 2010s49Overall Rank:542
Average Rating:  78/100 (365 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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50.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:249 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:4,186
Rank in 2010s50Overall Rank:554
Average Rating:  68/100 (537 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 172 17%
2011 182 18%
2012 153 15%
2013 157 16%
2014 118 12%
2015 114 11%
2016 78 8%
2017 26 3%
Artist Albums %


Death Grips 6 1%
Kendrick Lamar 5 1%
Drake 5 1%
The Weeknd 5 1%
Laura Marling 4 0%
Lana Del Rey 4 0%
Burial 4 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 562 56%
United Kingdom 214 21%
Canada 76 8%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 16 2%
Ireland 12 1%
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