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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 35,000 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.
20103,946345,291 The Suburbs (40th)
by Arcade Fire
20114,116259,264 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (194th)
by Bon Iver
20124,377275,431 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (63rd)
by Kendrick Lamar
20135,001241,662 Modern Vampires Of The City (171st)
by Vampire Weekend
20145,254177,260 Lost In The Dream (243rd)
by The War On Drugs
20155,059207,302 To Pimp A Butterfly (54th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20164,828160,212 A Moon Shaped Pool (143rd)
by Radiohead
20174,769123,330 DAMN. (464th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20183,37633,189 Twin Fantasy (Face To Face) (2,009th)
by Car Seat Headrest
Total40,7261,822,942

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

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:306 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:4,793
Rank in 2010s51Overall Rank:536
Average Rating:  81/100 (502 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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52.

Salad DaysCanada Mac DeMarco
Year of Release:2014Appears in:384 charts
Rank in 2014:5Rank Score:4,648
Rank in 2010s52Overall Rank:547
Average Rating:  80/100 (634 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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53.

Art AngelsCanada Grimes
Year of Release:2015Appears in:351 charts
Rank in 2015:5Rank Score:4,648
Rank in 2010s53Overall Rank:548
Average Rating:  78/100 (457 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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54.

St. VincentUnited States St. Vincent
Year of Release:2014Appears in:380 charts
Rank in 2014:6Rank Score:4,280
Rank in 2010s54Overall Rank:583
Average Rating:  79/100 (630 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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55.

CongratulationsUnited States MGMT
Year of Release:2010Appears in:301 charts
Rank in 2010:14Rank Score:4,237
Rank in 2010s55Overall Rank:592
Average Rating:  75/100 (609 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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56.

KaputtCanada Destroyer
Year of Release:2011Appears in:329 charts
Rank in 2011:10Rank Score:4,217
Rank in 2010s56Overall Rank:593
Average Rating:  79/100 (451 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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57.

SunbatherUnited States Deafheaven
Year of Release:2013Appears in:283 charts
Rank in 2013:8Rank Score:4,036
Rank in 2010s57Overall Rank:620
Average Rating:  77/100 (415 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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58.

VisionsCanada Grimes
Year of Release:2012Appears in:343 charts
Rank in 2012:10Rank Score:4,034
Rank in 2010s58Overall Rank:621
Average Rating:  77/100 (563 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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59.

Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just SitAustralia Courtney Barnett
Year of Release:2015Appears in:386 charts
Rank in 2015:6Rank Score:4,025
Rank in 2010s59Overall Rank:622
Average Rating:  79/100 (529 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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60.

22, A MillionUnited States Bon Iver
Year of Release:2016Appears in:325 charts
Rank in 2016:5Rank Score:4,019
Rank in 2010s60Overall Rank:623
Average Rating:  79/100 (500 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 149 15%
2011 166 17%
2012 137 14%
2013 145 15%
2014 108 11%
2015 107 11%
2016 71 7%
2017 92 9%
2018 25 3%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 556 56%
United Kingdom 213 21%
Canada 76 8%
Australia 31 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Mixed Nationality 19 2%
Norway 12 1%
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