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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.
20103,834333,212 The Suburbs (39th)
by Arcade Fire
20114,027251,631 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (190th)
by Bon Iver
20124,284261,611 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (69th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20134,875233,447 Modern Vampires Of The City (169th)
by Vampire Weekend
20145,124168,683 Lost In The Dream (239th)
by The War On Drugs
20154,949191,327 To Pimp A Butterfly (61st)
by Kendrick Lamar
20164,704145,568 A Moon Shaped Pool (153rd)
by Radiohead
20174,570108,488 DAMN. (512th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20181,85913,227 Twin Fantasy (Face To Face) (3,007th)
by Car Seat Headrest
Total38,2261,707,194

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:355 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:5,133
Rank in 2010s41Overall Rank:483
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:351 charts
Rank in 2011:7Rank Score:5,088
Rank in 2010s42Overall Rank:489
Average Rating:  78/100 (491 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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43.

21United Kingdom Adele
Year of Release:2011Appears in:335 charts
Rank in 2011:8Rank Score:5,072
Rank in 2010s43Overall Rank:490
Average Rating:  71/100 (681 votes)
Comments: 74 comments
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44.

BenjiUnited States Sun Kil Moon
Year of Release:2014Appears in:397 charts
Rank in 2014:3Rank Score:5,055
Rank in 2010s44Overall Rank:493
Average Rating:  80/100 (617 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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45.

Have One On MeUnited States Joanna Newsom
Year of Release:2010Appears in:316 charts
Rank in 2010:12Rank Score:5,037
Rank in 2010s45Overall Rank:494
Average Rating:  81/100 (361 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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46.

Run The Jewels 2United States Run The Jewels
Year of Release:2014Appears in:383 charts
Rank in 2014:4Rank Score:4,950
Rank in 2010s46Overall Rank:504
Average Rating:  82/100 (553 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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47.

Wasting LightUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:2011Appears in:318 charts
Rank in 2011:9Rank Score:4,894
Rank in 2010s47Overall Rank:510
Average Rating:  76/100 (624 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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48.

DAMN.United States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2017Appears in:519 charts
Rank in 2017:1Rank Score:4,876
Rank in 2010s48Overall Rank:512
Average Rating:  81/100 (763 votes)
Comments: 114 comments
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49.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:299 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:4,759
Rank in 2010s49Overall Rank:522
Average Rating:  81/100 (479 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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50.

The ArchAndroidUnited States Janelle Monáe
Year of Release:2010Appears in:333 charts
Rank in 2010:13Rank Score:4,711
Rank in 2010s50Overall Rank:525
Average Rating:  80/100 (440 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 154 15%
2011 168 17%
2012 141 14%
2013 144 14%
2014 111 11%
2015 113 11%
2016 74 7%
2017 88 9%
2018 7 1%
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%
Steven Wilson 4 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 554 55%
United Kingdom 217 22%
Canada 77 8%
Australia 29 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Mixed Nationality 16 2%
France 13 1%
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