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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.
20103,896339,476 The Suburbs (39th)
by Arcade Fire
20114,084256,860 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (188th)
by Bon Iver
20124,341270,481 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (67th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20134,956238,822 Modern Vampires Of The City (169th)
by Vampire Weekend
20145,214173,650 Lost In The Dream (244th)
by The War On Drugs
20155,022200,672 To Pimp A Butterfly (59th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20164,784156,049 A Moon Shaped Pool (142nd)
by Radiohead
20174,702118,987 DAMN. (469th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20182,83225,364 7 (2,263rd)
by Beach House
Total39,8311,780,363

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

DAMN.United States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2017Appears in:544 charts
Rank in 2017:1Rank Score:5,448
Rank in 2010s41Overall Rank:469
Average Rating:  81/100 (814 votes)
Comments: 119 comments
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42.

BenjiUnited States Sun Kil Moon
Year of Release:2014Appears in:407 charts
Rank in 2014:3Rank Score:5,287
Rank in 2010s42Overall Rank:484
Average Rating:  79/100 (630 votes)
Comments: 77 comments
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43.

Hurry Up, We're DreamingFrance M83
Year of Release:2011Appears in:364 charts
Rank in 2011:7Rank Score:5,205
Rank in 2010s43Overall Rank:491
Average Rating:  77/100 (504 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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44.

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:360 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:5,202
Rank in 2010s44Overall Rank:492
Average Rating:  80/100 (529 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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45.

21United Kingdom Adele
Year of Release:2011Appears in:346 charts
Rank in 2011:8Rank Score:5,139
Rank in 2010s45Overall Rank:498
Average Rating:  71/100 (699 votes)
Comments: 74 comments
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46.

Run The Jewels 2United States Run The Jewels
Year of Release:2014Appears in:390 charts
Rank in 2014:4Rank Score:5,073
Rank in 2010s46Overall Rank:500
Average Rating:  82/100 (575 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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47.

Have One On MeUnited States Joanna Newsom
Year of Release:2010Appears in:319 charts
Rank in 2010:12Rank Score:5,047
Rank in 2010s47Overall Rank:503
Average Rating:  81/100 (371 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:5,022
Rank in 2010s48Overall Rank:506
Average Rating:  76/100 (634 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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49.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:310 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:4,888
Rank in 2010s49Overall Rank:524
Average Rating:  81/100 (495 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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50.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:290 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:4,810
Rank in 2010s50Overall Rank:531
Average Rating:  69/100 (600 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 152 15%
2011 169 17%
2012 140 14%
2013 142 14%
2014 110 11%
2015 110 11%
2016 72 7%
2017 90 9%
2018 15 2%
Artist Albums %


Death Grips 7 1%
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard 6 1%
Lana Del Rey 5 1%
Beach House 5 1%
The Weeknd 5 1%
Kendrick Lamar 5 1%
Susanne Sundfør 4 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 557 56%
United Kingdom 218 22%
Canada 76 8%
Australia 29 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Mixed Nationality 15 2%
Norway 12 1%
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