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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 29,000 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.
20103,521299,772 The Suburbs (39th)
by Arcade Fire
20113,717225,157 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (195th)
by Bon Iver
20123,957230,189 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (79th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20134,535204,928 Modern Vampires Of The City (170th)
by Vampire Weekend
20144,777143,073 Lost In The Dream (277th)
by The War On Drugs
20154,575154,863 To Pimp A Butterfly (80th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20164,170102,237 A Moon Shaped Pool (202nd)
by Radiohead
20172,18615,834 DAMN. (2,545th)
by Kendrick Lamar
Total31,4381,376,053

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

Have One On MeUnited States Joanna Newsom
Year of Release:2010Appears in:294 charts
Rank in 2010:12Rank Score:4,695
Rank in 2010s41Overall Rank:485
Average Rating:  81/100 (329 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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42.

Run The Jewels 2United States Run The Jewels
Year of Release:2014Appears in:337 charts
Rank in 2014:3Rank Score:4,633
Rank in 2010s42Overall Rank:492
Average Rating:  82/100 (490 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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43.

I Love You, HoneybearUnited States Father John Misty
Year of Release:2015Appears in:379 charts
Rank in 2015:4Rank Score:4,493
Rank in 2010s43Overall Rank:508
Average Rating:  80/100 (576 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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44.

21United Kingdom Adele
Year of Release:2011Appears in:301 charts
Rank in 2011:7Rank Score:4,471
Rank in 2010s44Overall Rank:510
Average Rating:  71/100 (627 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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45.

Wasting LightUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:2011Appears in:287 charts
Rank in 2011:8Rank Score:4,457
Rank in 2010s45Overall Rank:511
Average Rating:  76/100 (567 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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46.

Hurry Up, We're DreamingFrance M83
Year of Release:2011Appears in:319 charts
Rank in 2011:9Rank Score:4,365
Rank in 2010s46Overall Rank:519
Average Rating:  78/100 (447 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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47.

BenjiUnited States Sun Kil Moon
Year of Release:2014Appears in:358 charts
Rank in 2014:4Rank Score:4,360
Rank in 2010s47Overall Rank:521
Average Rating:  79/100 (564 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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48.

Teens Of DenialUnited States Car Seat Headrest
Year of Release:2016Appears in:312 charts
Rank in 2016:4Rank Score:4,134
Rank in 2010s48Overall Rank:544
Average Rating:  82/100 (396 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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49.

The Wild HuntSweden The Tallest Man On Earth
Year of Release:2010Appears in:278 charts
Rank in 2010:13Rank Score:4,100
Rank in 2010s49Overall Rank:548
Average Rating:  78/100 (360 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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50.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:237 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:4,021
Rank in 2010s50Overall Rank:555
Average Rating:  68/100 (520 votes)
Comments: 74 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 175 18%
2011 183 18%
2012 159 16%
2013 158 16%
2014 122 12%
2015 119 12%
2016 70 7%
2017 14 1%
Artist Albums %


Death Grips 6 1%
Kendrick Lamar 5 1%
The Weeknd 5 1%
Lana Del Rey 4 0%
Perfume Genius 4 0%
Julia Holter 4 0%
Mac DeMarco 4 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 555 56%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Canada 75 8%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Mixed Nationality 16 2%
France 12 1%
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