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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.
20103,986353,586 The Suburbs (39th)
by Arcade Fire
20114,147266,523 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (189th)
by Bon Iver
20124,407282,476 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (61st)
by Kendrick Lamar
20135,025249,243 Modern Vampires Of The City (164th)
by Vampire Weekend
20145,294183,696 Lost In The Dream (236th)
by The War On Drugs
20155,123214,547 To Pimp A Butterfly (54th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20164,911167,233 A Moon Shaped Pool (140th)
by Radiohead
20174,846127,371 DAMN. (461st)
by Kendrick Lamar
20184,01960,676 Twin Fantasy (Face To Face) (1,116th)
by Car Seat Headrest
201919578 Assume Form (29,777th)
by James Blake
Total41,9531,905,429

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:425 charts
Rank in 2014:3Rank Score:5,751
Rank in 2010s41Overall Rank:459
Average Rating:  79/100 (638 votes)
Comments: 77 comments
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42.

DAMN.United States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2017Appears in:559 charts
Rank in 2017:1Rank Score:5,686
Rank in 2010s42Overall Rank:461
Average Rating:  81/100 (851 votes)
Comments: 124 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:366 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:5,538
Rank in 2010s43Overall Rank:472
Average Rating:  80/100 (539 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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44.

Have One On MeUnited States Joanna Newsom
Year of Release:2010Appears in:335 charts
Rank in 2010:12Rank Score:5,428
Rank in 2010s44Overall Rank:482
Average Rating:  81/100 (376 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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45.

21United Kingdom Adele
Year of Release:2011Appears in:352 charts
Rank in 2011:7Rank Score:5,326
Rank in 2010s45Overall Rank:491
Average Rating:  71/100 (714 votes)
Comments: 77 comments
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46.

Hurry Up, We're DreamingFrance M83
Year of Release:2011Appears in:358 charts
Rank in 2011:8Rank Score:5,271
Rank in 2010s46Overall Rank:495
Average Rating:  77/100 (513 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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47.

Run The Jewels 2United States Run The Jewels
Year of Release:2014Appears in:394 charts
Rank in 2014:4Rank Score:5,178
Rank in 2010s47Overall Rank:506
Average Rating:  82/100 (583 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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48.

Wasting LightUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:2011Appears in:327 charts
Rank in 2011:9Rank Score:5,128
Rank in 2010s48Overall Rank:511
Average Rating:  76/100 (640 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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49.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:302 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:5,036
Rank in 2010s49Overall Rank:518
Average Rating:  69/100 (611 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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50.

The ArchAndroidUnited States Janelle Monáe
Year of Release:2010Appears in:352 charts
Rank in 2010:13Rank Score:5,023
Rank in 2010s50Overall Rank:519
Average Rating:  80/100 (471 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 147 15%
2011 162 16%
2012 132 13%
2013 141 14%
2014 108 11%
2015 103 10%
2016 72 7%
2017 90 9%
2018 45 5%
2019 0 0%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 556 56%
United Kingdom 213 21%
Canada 75 8%
Australia 31 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Sweden 16 2%
France 12 1%
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