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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 35,000 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.
20103,941344,994 The Suburbs (40th)
by Arcade Fire
20114,110259,281 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (190th)
by Bon Iver
20124,371275,061 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (62nd)
by Kendrick Lamar
20134,992241,594 Modern Vampires Of The City (171st)
by Vampire Weekend
20145,247177,039 Lost In The Dream (242nd)
by The War On Drugs
20155,053207,251 To Pimp A Butterfly (54th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20164,817159,976 A Moon Shaped Pool (143rd)
by Radiohead
20174,759123,086 DAMN. (464th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20183,34332,963 Twin Fantasy (Face To Face) (2,037th)
by Car Seat Headrest
Total40,6331,821,246

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

DAMN.United States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2017Appears in:549 charts
Rank in 2017:1Rank Score:5,549
Rank in 2010s41Overall Rank:464
Average Rating:  81/100 (836 votes)
Comments: 120 comments
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42.

BenjiUnited States Sun Kil Moon
Year of Release:2014Appears in:413 charts
Rank in 2014:3Rank Score:5,417
Rank in 2010s42Overall Rank:473
Average Rating:  79/100 (633 votes)
Comments: 77 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:359 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:5,246
Rank in 2010s43Overall Rank:490
Average Rating:  80/100 (533 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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44.

Hurry Up, We're DreamingFrance M83
Year of Release:2011Appears in:362 charts
Rank in 2011:7Rank Score:5,215
Rank in 2010s44Overall Rank:492
Average Rating:  77/100 (505 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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45.

Run The Jewels 2United States Run The Jewels
Year of Release:2014Appears in:394 charts
Rank in 2014:4Rank Score:5,138
Rank in 2010s45Overall Rank:499
Average Rating:  82/100 (577 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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46.

21United Kingdom Adele
Year of Release:2011Appears in:347 charts
Rank in 2011:8Rank Score:5,133
Rank in 2010s46Overall Rank:500
Average Rating:  71/100 (705 votes)
Comments: 74 comments
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47.

Have One On MeUnited States Joanna Newsom
Year of Release:2010Appears in:321 charts
Rank in 2010:12Rank Score:5,119
Rank in 2010s47Overall Rank:501
Average Rating:  81/100 (373 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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48.

Wasting LightUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:2011Appears in:325 charts
Rank in 2011:9Rank Score:5,011
Rank in 2010s48Overall Rank:513
Average Rating:  76/100 (638 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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49.

The ArchAndroidUnited States Janelle Monáe
Year of Release:2010Appears in:346 charts
Rank in 2010:13Rank Score:4,877
Rank in 2010s49Overall Rank:528
Average Rating:  80/100 (462 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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50.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:293 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:4,829
Rank in 2010s50Overall Rank:532
Average Rating:  69/100 (599 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 150 15%
2011 167 17%
2012 137 14%
2013 144 14%
2014 108 11%
2015 107 11%
2016 71 7%
2017 91 9%
2018 25 3%
Artist Albums %


Death Grips 8 1%
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard 6 1%
The Weeknd 5 1%
Kendrick Lamar 5 1%
Julia Holter 5 1%
Lana Del Rey 5 1%
Beach House 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 556 56%
United Kingdom 214 21%
Canada 76 8%
Australia 31 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Mixed Nationality 19 2%
Norway 12 1%
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