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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 37,000 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.
20104,049356,111 The Suburbs (39th)
by Arcade Fire
20114,190267,999 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (190th)
by Bon Iver
20124,473284,327 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (62nd)
by Kendrick Lamar
20135,075251,278 Modern Vampires Of The City (160th)
by Vampire Weekend
20145,365186,303 Lost In The Dream (237th)
by The War On Drugs
20155,211217,909 To Pimp A Butterfly (54th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20164,987170,404 A Moon Shaped Pool (140th)
by Radiohead
20174,907129,506 DAMN. (459th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20184,31074,586 Twin Fantasy (Face To Face) (956th)
by Car Seat Headrest
2019460660
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Remind Me Tomorrow (19,762nd)
by Sharon Van Etten
Total43,0271,939,081

The best artists of the 2010s are Kendrick Lamar, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Tame Impala, Beach House, Sufjan Stevens, The National, Radiohead, Frank Ocean and Vampire Weekend.
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The SuburbsCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2010Appears in:1,492 charts
Rank in 2010:1Rank Score:46,619
Rank in 2010s1Overall Rank:39
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (2,224 votes)
Comments: 215 comments
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My Beautiful Dark Twisted FantasyUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2010Appears in:1,288 charts
Rank in 2010:2Rank Score:42,060
Rank in 2010s2Overall Rank:46
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,714 votes)
Comments: 216 comments
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To Pimp A ButterflyUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2015Appears in:1,219 charts
Rank in 2015:1Rank Score:40,260
Rank in 2010s3Overall Rank:54
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (1,550 votes)
Comments: 288 comments
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Good Kid, M.A.A.D CityUnited States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2012Appears in:1,097 charts
Rank in 2012:1Rank Score:34,833
Rank in 2010s4Overall Rank:62
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,472 votes)
Comments: 161 comments
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LonerismAustralia Tame Impala
Year of Release:2012Appears in:1,070 charts
Rank in 2012:2Rank Score:27,424
Rank in 2010s5Overall Rank:87
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,459 votes)
Comments: 152 comments
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A Moon Shaped PoolUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2016Appears in:973 charts
Rank in 2016:1Rank Score:18,819
Rank in 2010s6Overall Rank:140
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,530 votes)
Comments: 228 comments
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Carrie & LowellUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2015Appears in:858 charts
Rank in 2015:2Rank Score:18,583
Rank in 2010s7Overall Rank:142
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,074 votes)
Comments: 119 comments
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8.

High VioletUnited States The National
Year of Release:2010Appears in:785 charts
Rank in 2010:3Rank Score:18,267
Rank in 2010s8Overall Rank:146
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,062 votes)
Comments: 76 comments
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Modern Vampires Of The CityUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2013Appears in:769 charts
Rank in 2013:1Rank Score:16,550
Rank in 2010s9Overall Rank:161
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,079 votes)
Comments: 114 comments
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Bon Iver, Bon IverUnited States Bon Iver
Year of Release:2011Appears in:710 charts
Rank in 2011:1Rank Score:14,359
Rank in 2010s10Overall Rank:190
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,077 votes)
Comments: 89 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 144 14%
2011 162 16%
2012 132 13%
2013 140 14%
2014 110 11%
2015 101 10%
2016 72 7%
2017 88 9%
2018 51 5%
2019 0 0%
Artist Albums %


Death Grips 8 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%
Julia Holter 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 553 55%
United Kingdom 218 22%
Canada 73 7%
Australia 32 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Sweden 17 2%
France 12 1%
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