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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.
20104,072358,590 The Suburbs (39th)
by Arcade Fire
20114,217269,781 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (191st)
by Bon Iver
20124,520286,241 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (62nd)
by Kendrick Lamar
20135,114253,077 Modern Vampires Of The City (161st)
by Vampire Weekend
20145,394187,622 Lost In The Dream (238th)
by The War On Drugs
20155,240219,613 To Pimp A Butterfly (53rd)
by Kendrick Lamar
20165,031172,938 A Moon Shaped Pool (139th)
by Radiohead
20174,973131,491 Damn. (450th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20184,42981,177 Kids See Ghosts (850th)
by Kids See Ghosts
20198032,035
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by Sharon Van Etten
Total43,7931,962,564

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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RankAlbumArtist
71.

Hand. Cannot. Erase.United Kingdom Steven Wilson
Year of Release:2015Appears in:197 charts
Rank in 2015:7Rank Score:3,492
Rank in 2010s71Overall Rank:728
Average Rating:  80/100 (294 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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72.

Pure HeroineNew Zealand Lorde
Year of Release:2013Appears in:252 charts
Rank in 2013:10Rank Score:3,482
Rank in 2010s72Overall Rank:732
Average Rating:  74/100 (430 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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73.

BlunderbussUnited States Jack White
Year of Release:2012Appears in:339 charts
Rank in 2012:13Rank Score:3,457
Rank in 2010s73Overall Rank:736
Average Rating:  77/100 (694 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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74.

A Deeper UnderstandingUnited States The War On Drugs
Year of Release:2017Appears in:365 charts
Rank in 2017:4Rank Score:3,450
Rank in 2010s74Overall Rank:737
Average Rating:  81/100 (423 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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75.

Acid RapUnited States Chance The Rapper
Year of Release:2013Appears in:255 charts
Rank in 2013:11Rank Score:3,442
Rank in 2010s75Overall Rank:740
Average Rating:  77/100 (404 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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76.

James BlakeUnited Kingdom James Blake
Year of Release:2011Appears in:302 charts
Rank in 2011:12Rank Score:3,236
Rank in 2010s76Overall Rank:773
Average Rating:  73/100 (525 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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77.

CeremonialsUnited Kingdom Florence + The Machine
Year of Release:2011Appears in:199 charts
Rank in 2011:13Rank Score:3,199
Rank in 2010s77Overall Rank:783
Average Rating:  75/100 (360 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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78.

Black MessiahUnited States D'Angelo And The Vanguard
Year of Release:2014Appears in:288 charts
Rank in 2014:7Rank Score:3,166
Rank in 2010s78Overall Rank:790
Average Rating:  81/100 (370 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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79.

In ColourUnited Kingdom Jamie xx
Year of Release:2015Appears in:315 charts
Rank in 2015:8Rank Score:3,157
Rank in 2010s79Overall Rank:794
Average Rating:  78/100 (516 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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80.

The Life Of PabloUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2016Appears in:334 charts
Rank in 2016:8Rank Score:3,020
Rank in 2010s80Overall Rank:834
Average Rating:  74/100 (710 votes)
Comments: 95 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 143 14%
2011 163 16%
2012 130 13%
2013 142 14%
2014 110 11%
2015 101 10%
2016 68 7%
2017 89 9%
2018 54 5%
2019 0 0%
Artist Albums %


Death Grips 9 1%
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard 6 1%
Kendrick Lamar 5 1%
Lana Del Rey 5 1%
Julia Holter 5 1%
The Weeknd 5 1%
Beach House 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 554 55%
United Kingdom 213 21%
Canada 73 7%
Australia 30 3%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Sweden 17 2%
France 12 1%
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