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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 33,000 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.
20103,816332,082 The Suburbs (39th)
by Arcade Fire
20114,016251,752 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (190th)
by Bon Iver
20124,271261,386 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (70th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20134,862231,913 Modern Vampires Of The City (170th)
by Vampire Weekend
20145,113167,416 Lost In The Dream (242nd)
by The War On Drugs
20154,931189,446 To Pimp A Butterfly (62nd)
by Kendrick Lamar
20164,687142,357 A Moon Shaped Pool (155th)
by Radiohead
20174,534104,605 DAMN. (552nd)
by Kendrick Lamar
20181,63210,270 Twin Fantasy (Face To Face) (3,309th)
by Car Seat Headrest
Total37,8621,691,227

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

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:352 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:5,154
Rank in 2010s41Overall Rank:482
Average Rating:  80/100 (515 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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42.

Hurry Up, We're DreamingFrance M83
Year of Release:2011Appears in:348 charts
Rank in 2011:7Rank Score:5,075
Rank in 2010s42Overall Rank:487
Average Rating:  78/100 (485 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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43.

BenjiUnited States Sun Kil Moon
Year of Release:2014Appears in:395 charts
Rank in 2014:3Rank Score:5,045
Rank in 2010s43Overall Rank:490
Average Rating:  80/100 (612 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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44.

Have One On MeUnited States Joanna Newsom
Year of Release:2010Appears in:316 charts
Rank in 2010:12Rank Score:5,041
Rank in 2010s44Overall Rank:491
Average Rating:  81/100 (360 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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45.

21United Kingdom Adele
Year of Release:2011Appears in:332 charts
Rank in 2011:8Rank Score:5,031
Rank in 2010s45Overall Rank:492
Average Rating:  71/100 (675 votes)
Comments: 74 comments
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46.

Run The Jewels 2United States Run The Jewels
Year of Release:2014Appears in:382 charts
Rank in 2014:4Rank Score:4,968
Rank in 2010s46Overall Rank:499
Average Rating:  82/100 (546 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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47.

Wasting LightUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:2011Appears in:313 charts
Rank in 2011:9Rank Score:4,885
Rank in 2010s47Overall Rank:507
Average Rating:  76/100 (619 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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48.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:300 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:4,846
Rank in 2010s48Overall Rank:511
Average Rating:  81/100 (476 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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49.

The ArchAndroidUnited States Janelle Monáe
Year of Release:2010Appears in:331 charts
Rank in 2010:13Rank Score:4,738
Rank in 2010s49Overall Rank:523
Average Rating:  80/100 (436 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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50.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:274 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:4,691
Rank in 2010s50Overall Rank:525
Average Rating:  69/100 (582 votes)
Comments: 77 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 159 16%
2011 168 17%
2012 141 14%
2013 144 14%
2014 111 11%
2015 112 11%
2016 75 8%
2017 86 9%
2018 4 0%
Artist Albums %


Death Grips 7 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%
Drake 4 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 555 56%
United Kingdom 215 22%
Canada 77 8%
Australia 30 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Mixed Nationality 16 2%
France 13 1%
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