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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 36,000 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.
20104,037355,978 The Suburbs (39th)
by Arcade Fire
20114,190267,741 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (191st)
by Bon Iver
20124,471283,893 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (62nd)
by Kendrick Lamar
20135,075251,039 Modern Vampires Of The City (161st)
by Vampire Weekend
20145,362185,899 Lost In The Dream (236th)
by The War On Drugs
20155,209217,568 To Pimp A Butterfly (54th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20164,983169,415 A Moon Shaped Pool (140th)
by Radiohead
20174,902128,997 DAMN. (459th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20184,29373,934 Twin Fantasy (Face To Face) (953rd)
by Car Seat Headrest
2019436555
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Remind Me Tomorrow (23,221st)
by Sharon Van Etten
Total42,9581,935,017

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

BenjiUnited States Sun Kil Moon
Year of Release:2014Appears in:430 charts
Rank in 2014:3Rank Score:5,888
Rank in 2010s41Overall Rank:454
Average Rating:  80/100 (647 votes)
Comments: 77 comments
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42.

DAMN.United States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2017Appears in:566 charts
Rank in 2017:1Rank Score:5,775
Rank in 2010s42Overall Rank:459
Average Rating:  81/100 (867 votes)
Comments: 126 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:371 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:5,548
Rank in 2010s43Overall Rank:475
Average Rating:  80/100 (547 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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44.

Have One On MeUnited States Joanna Newsom
Year of Release:2010Appears in:339 charts
Rank in 2010:12Rank Score:5,536
Rank in 2010s44Overall Rank:477
Average Rating:  81/100 (382 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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45.

21United Kingdom Adele
Year of Release:2011Appears in:356 charts
Rank in 2011:7Rank Score:5,441
Rank in 2010s45Overall Rank:484
Average Rating:  71/100 (721 votes)
Comments: 79 comments
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46.

Hurry Up, We're DreamingFrance M83
Year of Release:2011Appears in:364 charts
Rank in 2011:8Rank Score:5,298
Rank in 2010s46Overall Rank:496
Average Rating:  77/100 (519 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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47.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:310 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:5,181
Rank in 2010s47Overall Rank:506
Average Rating:  69/100 (615 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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48.

Run The Jewels 2United States Run The Jewels
Year of Release:2014Appears in:395 charts
Rank in 2014:4Rank Score:5,180
Rank in 2010s48Overall Rank:507
Average Rating:  82/100 (589 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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49.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:319 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:5,130
Rank in 2010s49Overall Rank:515
Average Rating:  81/100 (513 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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50.

The ArchAndroidUnited States Janelle Monáe
Year of Release:2010Appears in:354 charts
Rank in 2010:13Rank Score:5,031
Rank in 2010s50Overall Rank:522
Average Rating:  80/100 (475 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 145 15%
2011 162 16%
2012 131 13%
2013 141 14%
2014 109 11%
2015 102 10%
2016 71 7%
2017 88 9%
2018 51 5%
2019 0 0%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 554 55%
United Kingdom 217 22%
Canada 73 7%
Australia 32 3%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Sweden 17 2%
France 12 1%
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