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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 31,000 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.
20103,658321,014 The Suburbs (39th)
by Arcade Fire
20113,857242,865 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (187th)
by Bon Iver
20124,095249,883 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (74th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20134,682223,800 Modern Vampires Of The City (166th)
by Vampire Weekend
20144,945158,965 Lost In The Dream (245th)
by The War On Drugs
20154,740175,780 To Pimp A Butterfly (70th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20164,461124,184 A Moon Shaped Pool (171st)
by Radiohead
20174,14772,739 DAMN. (844th)
by Kendrick Lamar
2018167156 Post- (22,655th)
by Jeff Rosenstock
Total34,7521,569,386

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

BenjiUnited States Sun Kil Moon
Year of Release:2014Appears in:388 charts
Rank in 2014:3Rank Score:5,098
Rank in 2010s41Overall Rank:471
Average Rating:  79/100 (584 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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42.

Have One On MeUnited States Joanna Newsom
Year of Release:2010Appears in:300 charts
Rank in 2010:12Rank Score:4,974
Rank in 2010s42Overall Rank:480
Average Rating:  80/100 (340 votes)
Comments: 29 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:341 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:4,957
Rank in 2010s43Overall Rank:483
Average Rating:  80/100 (495 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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44.

21United Kingdom Adele
Year of Release:2011Appears in:321 charts
Rank in 2011:7Rank Score:4,897
Rank in 2010s44Overall Rank:492
Average Rating:  71/100 (657 votes)
Comments: 69 comments
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45.

Run The Jewels 2United States Run The Jewels
Year of Release:2014Appears in:369 charts
Rank in 2014:4Rank Score:4,888
Rank in 2010s45Overall Rank:493
Average Rating:  82/100 (517 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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46.

Hurry Up, We're DreamingFrance M83
Year of Release:2011Appears in:333 charts
Rank in 2011:8Rank Score:4,834
Rank in 2010s46Overall Rank:499
Average Rating:  78/100 (470 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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47.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:286 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:4,794
Rank in 2010s47Overall Rank:504
Average Rating:  81/100 (457 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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48.

Wasting LightUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:2011Appears in:295 charts
Rank in 2011:9Rank Score:4,700
Rank in 2010s48Overall Rank:513
Average Rating:  76/100 (597 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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49.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:261 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:4,404
Rank in 2010s49Overall Rank:534
Average Rating:  68/100 (546 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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50.

Salad DaysCanada Mac DeMarco
Year of Release:2014Appears in:361 charts
Rank in 2014:5Rank Score:4,280
Rank in 2010s50Overall Rank:552
Average Rating:  80/100 (564 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 162 16%
2011 176 18%
2012 150 15%
2013 154 15%
2014 115 12%
2015 111 11%
2016 72 7%
2017 60 6%
2018 0 0%
Artist Albums %


Death Grips 6 1%
The Weeknd 5 1%
Drake 5 1%
Kendrick Lamar 5 1%
Laura Marling 5 1%
Lana Del Rey 5 1%
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 560 56%
United Kingdom 215 22%
Canada 78 8%
Australia 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 17 2%
Sweden 17 2%
France 12 1%
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