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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 29,000 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.
20103,550303,613 The Suburbs (39th)
by Arcade Fire
20113,752228,164 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (191st)
by Bon Iver
20123,991234,294 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (77th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20134,564208,169 Modern Vampires Of The City (170th)
by Vampire Weekend
20144,800146,442 Lost In The Dream (262nd)
by The War On Drugs
20154,601158,823 To Pimp A Butterfly (76th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20164,252106,868 A Moon Shaped Pool (192nd)
by Radiohead
20172,47722,135 DAMN. (2,251st)
by Kendrick Lamar
Total31,9871,408,508

The best artists of the 2010s are Kendrick Lamar, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Tame Impala, Sufjan Stevens, The National, Beach House, Radiohead, Vampire Weekend and Frank Ocean.
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RankAlbumArtist
51.

The ArchAndroidUnited States Janelle Monáe
Year of Release:2010Appears in:290 charts
Rank in 2010:14Rank Score:4,037
Rank in 2010s51Overall Rank:562
Average Rating:  80/100 (398 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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52.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:239 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:4,026
Rank in 2010s52Overall Rank:563
Average Rating:  68/100 (528 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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53.

VisionsCanada Grimes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:317 charts
Rank in 2012:10Rank Score:3,774
Rank in 2010s53Overall Rank:592
Average Rating:  77/100 (507 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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54.

St. VincentUnited States St. Vincent
Year of Release:2014Appears in:343 charts
Rank in 2014:6Rank Score:3,721
Rank in 2010s54Overall Rank:605
Average Rating:  79/100 (559 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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55.

CongratulationsUnited States MGMT
Year of Release:2010Appears in:261 charts
Rank in 2010:15Rank Score:3,674
Rank in 2010s55Overall Rank:612
Average Rating:  74/100 (537 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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56.

KaputtCanada Destroyer
Year of Release:2011Appears in:296 charts
Rank in 2011:10Rank Score:3,602
Rank in 2010s56Overall Rank:619
Average Rating:  79/100 (408 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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57.

Art AngelsCanada Grimes
Year of Release:2015Appears in:283 charts
Rank in 2015:5Rank Score:3,433
Rank in 2010s57Overall Rank:654
Average Rating:  78/100 (371 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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58.

BlunderbussUnited States Jack White
Year of Release:2012Appears in:310 charts
Rank in 2012:11Rank Score:3,264
Rank in 2010s58Overall Rank:682
Average Rating:  77/100 (647 votes)
Comments: 76 comments
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59.

CosmogrammaUnited States Flying Lotus
Year of Release:2010Appears in:250 charts
Rank in 2010:16Rank Score:3,237
Rank in 2010s59Overall Rank:689
Average Rating:  80/100 (353 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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60.

SunbatherUnited States Deafheaven
Year of Release:2013Appears in:245 charts
Rank in 2013:8Rank Score:3,146
Rank in 2010s60Overall Rank:707
Average Rating:  77/100 (362 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 172 17%
2011 186 19%
2012 153 15%
2013 160 16%
2014 122 12%
2015 116 12%
2016 71 7%
2017 20 2%
Artist Albums %


Death Grips 6 1%
Kendrick Lamar 5 1%
The Weeknd 5 1%
Drake 5 1%
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard 4 0%
Laura Marling 4 0%
Burial 4 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 557 56%
United Kingdom 214 21%
Canada 76 8%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 15 2%
Ireland 12 1%
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