Solo albums and massive multi-instrumental bands, surprise comebacks and impressive follow-ups: the nominees and winners of the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album in the 2010s have it all. This decade saw more vintage-inspired sounds influence artists, from the sunny pop stylings of Vampire Weekend to the bluesy guitar riffs of Alabama Shakes. The best alternative albums of the 2010s have something for every listener.
What LPs will you find on this 2010s alternative albums list? In the '10s, The Black Keys emerged as a favorite among the alternative rock community. The duo – comprised of guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney – took home the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album in 2011 for their release, Brothers. Vampire Weekend is another good Grammy-nominated band from the 2010s.
The Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album is typically dominated by men, but in 2015, St. Vincent won the trophy for her fiercely rocking self-titled release. Other great recordings featured on this roundup of Grammy-nominated 2010s albums include The Suburbs by Arcade Fire and The National's Trouble Will Find Me.Which of the 2010s best alternative albums deserves the top spot on the list? Vote your favorite records up towards number one by giving them a thumbs up.