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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 38,000 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.
20104,197365,132 The Suburbs (40th)
by Arcade Fire
20114,336274,223 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (194th)
by Bon Iver
20124,625290,816 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (62nd)
by Kendrick Lamar
20135,216258,547 Modern Vampires Of The City (156th)
by Vampire Weekend
20145,516193,255 Lost In The Dream (231st)
by The War On Drugs
20155,371229,738 To Pimp A Butterfly (47th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20165,173182,576 A Moon Shaped Pool (132nd)
by Radiohead
20175,150138,952 Damn. (458th)
by Kendrick Lamar
20184,80895,433 Kids See Ghosts (661st)
by Kids See Ghosts
20192,41615,795 Titanic Rising (2,575th)
by Weyes Blood
Total46,8082,044,467

The best artists of the 2010s are Kendrick Lamar, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Tame Impala, Beach House, The National, Sufjan Stevens, Radiohead, Frank Ocean and Vampire Weekend.
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RankAlbumArtist
931.

Popular ProblemsCanada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:2014Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 2014:103Rank Score:285
Rank in 2010s931Overall Rank:5,815
Average Rating:  72/100 (84 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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932.

The SeaUnited Kingdom Corinne Bailey Rae
Year of Release:2010Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 2010:131Rank Score:284
Rank in 2010s932Overall Rank:5,836
Average Rating:  75/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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933.

And Nothing HurtUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:2018Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 2018:54Rank Score:284
Rank in 2010s933Overall Rank:5,840
Average Rating:  74/100 (102 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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934.

Hardwired... To Self-DestructUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:2016Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 2016:66Rank Score:283
Rank in 2010s934Overall Rank:5,844
Average Rating:  68/100 (147 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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935.

Innocence Is KinkyNorway Jenny Hval
Year of Release:2013Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 2013:128Rank Score:283
Rank in 2010s935Overall Rank:5,853
Average Rating:  74/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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936.

Major ArcanaUnited States Speedy Ortiz
Year of Release:2013Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 2013:129Rank Score:283
Rank in 2010s936Overall Rank:5,854
Average Rating:  73/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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937.

AromanticismUnited States Moses Sumney
Year of Release:2017Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 2017:82Rank Score:283
Rank in 2010s937Overall Rank:5,855
Average Rating:  76/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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938.

New BrigadeDenmark Iceage
Year of Release:2011Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 2011:153Rank Score:282
Rank in 2010s938Overall Rank:5,857
Average Rating:  74/100 (96 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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939.

... And They Have Escaped The Weight Of DarknessIceland ├ôlafur Arnalds
Year of Release:2010Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 2010:132Rank Score:282
Rank in 2010s939Overall Rank:5,860
Average Rating:  73/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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940.

The StageUnited States Avenged Sevenfold
Year of Release:2016Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 2016:67Rank Score:282
Rank in 2010s940Overall Rank:5,863
Average Rating:  70/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 139 14%
2011 161 16%
2012 129 13%
2013 139 14%
2014 110 11%
2015 100 10%
2016 67 7%
2017 89 9%
2018 59 6%
2019 7 1%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 555 56%
United Kingdom 213 21%
Canada 69 7%
Australia 32 3%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Sweden 16 2%
France 13 1%
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