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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 28,000 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.
20103,416292,142 The Suburbs (39th)
by Arcade Fire
20113,628220,339 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (199th)
by Bon Iver
20123,851222,041 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (81st)
by Kendrick Lamar
20134,400198,782 Modern Vampires Of The City (172nd)
by Vampire Weekend
20144,667137,562 Lost In The Dream (280th)
by The War On Drugs
20154,433146,082 To Pimp A Butterfly (86th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20163,95590,744 A Moon Shaped Pool (223rd)
by Radiohead
20171,5979,084 DAMN. (3,076th)
by Kendrick Lamar
Total29,9471,316,776

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

To Be KindUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2014Appears in:298 charts
Rank in 2014:2Rank Score:4,490
Rank in 2010s41Overall Rank:497
Average Rating:  81/100 (503 votes)
Comments: 76 comments
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42.

Run The Jewels 2United States Run The Jewels
Year of Release:2014Appears in:314 charts
Rank in 2014:3Rank Score:4,392
Rank in 2010s42Overall Rank:506
Average Rating:  82/100 (473 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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43.

21United Kingdom Adele
Year of Release:2011Appears in:288 charts
Rank in 2011:7Rank Score:4,381
Rank in 2010s43Overall Rank:507
Average Rating:  71/100 (611 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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44.

Wasting LightUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:2011Appears in:273 charts
Rank in 2011:8Rank Score:4,318
Rank in 2010s44Overall Rank:515
Average Rating:  76/100 (553 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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45.

Hurry Up, We're DreamingFrance M83
Year of Release:2011Appears in:308 charts
Rank in 2011:9Rank Score:4,240
Rank in 2010s45Overall Rank:522
Average Rating:  78/100 (435 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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46.

I Love You, HoneybearUnited States Father John Misty
Year of Release:2015Appears in:362 charts
Rank in 2015:4Rank Score:4,198
Rank in 2010s46Overall Rank:526
Average Rating:  80/100 (563 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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47.

BenjiUnited States Sun Kil Moon
Year of Release:2014Appears in:342 charts
Rank in 2014:4Rank Score:4,174
Rank in 2010s47Overall Rank:528
Average Rating:  79/100 (555 votes)
Comments: 72 comments
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48.

The Wild HuntSweden The Tallest Man On Earth
Year of Release:2010Appears in:268 charts
Rank in 2010:13Rank Score:4,096
Rank in 2010s48Overall Rank:535
Average Rating:  78/100 (352 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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49.

The ArchAndroidUnited States Janelle Monáe
Year of Release:2010Appears in:282 charts
Rank in 2010:14Rank Score:3,988
Rank in 2010s49Overall Rank:550
Average Rating:  80/100 (385 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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50.

Salad DaysCanada Mac DeMarco
Year of Release:2014Appears in:311 charts
Rank in 2014:5Rank Score:3,750
Rank in 2010s50Overall Rank:575
Average Rating:  79/100 (514 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 181 18%
2011 187 19%
2012 157 16%
2013 160 16%
2014 121 12%
2015 116 12%
2016 72 7%
2017 6 1%
Artist Albums %


Death Grips 6 1%
The Weeknd 6 1%
Drake 5 1%
Kendrick Lamar 5 1%
Laura Marling 4 0%
Julia Holter 4 0%
Beach House 4 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 557 56%
United Kingdom 211 21%
Canada 74 7%
Australia 31 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Mixed Nationality 15 2%
France 12 1%
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