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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.
20103,598310,449 The Suburbs (39th)
by Arcade Fire
20113,792233,224 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (191st)
by Bon Iver
20124,042239,761 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (78th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20134,624213,474 Modern Vampires Of The City (171st)
by Vampire Weekend
20144,876150,411 Lost In The Dream (262nd)
by The War On Drugs
20154,666166,656 To Pimp A Butterfly (74th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20164,336114,545 A Moon Shaped Pool (182nd)
by Radiohead
20172,99230,464 DAMN. (1,982nd)
by Kendrick Lamar
Total32,9261,458,984

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:285 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:4,823
Rank in 2010s41Overall Rank:489
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:355 charts
Rank in 2016:4Rank Score:4,798
Rank in 2010s42Overall Rank:494
Average Rating:  82/100 (422 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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43.

Have One On MeUnited States Joanna Newsom
Year of Release:2010Appears in:304 charts
Rank in 2010:12Rank Score:4,789
Rank in 2010s43Overall Rank:497
Average Rating:  81/100 (337 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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44.

BenjiUnited States Sun Kil Moon
Year of Release:2014Appears in:379 charts
Rank in 2014:3Rank Score:4,757
Rank in 2010s44Overall Rank:498
Average Rating:  80/100 (581 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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45.

21United Kingdom Adele
Year of Release:2011Appears in:314 charts
Rank in 2011:7Rank Score:4,751
Rank in 2010s45Overall Rank:499
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:334 charts
Rank in 2011:8Rank Score:4,684
Rank in 2010s46Overall Rank:504
Average Rating:  78/100 (462 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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47.

Run The Jewels 2United States Run The Jewels
Year of Release:2014Appears in:357 charts
Rank in 2014:4Rank Score:4,642
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:297 charts
Rank in 2011:9Rank Score:4,505
Rank in 2010s48Overall Rank:520
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:284 charts
Rank in 2010:13Rank Score:4,272
Rank in 2010s49Overall Rank:545
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:246 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:4,169
Rank in 2010s50Overall Rank:554
Average Rating:  68/100 (536 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 174 17%
2011 183 18%
2012 152 15%
2013 154 15%
2014 117 12%
2015 115 12%
2016 79 8%
2017 26 3%
Artist Albums %


Death Grips 6 1%
Drake 5 1%
The Weeknd 5 1%
Kendrick Lamar 5 1%
Mac DeMarco 4 0%
Perfume Genius 4 0%
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard 4 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 560 56%
United Kingdom 214 21%
Canada 77 8%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 16 2%
Ireland 12 1%
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