2010s Music The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 2010s  

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Bruce Springsteen. Tom Petty. U2. You might think that this is a list of the who's who of the 1980s rock scene – but you'd be surprised. These acts are among the talented nominees for the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album of the 2010s. Along with these titans of the industry, this decade saw the rise of young artists eager to make their own mark on the world of rock 'n' roll. The best rock albums of the 2010s will likely be played for years to come.

What artists will you find on this 2010s rock albums list? British trio Muse dominated the Grammys throughout the 2010s, taking home the trophy in 2011 for The Resistance and in 2016 for Drones. The Black Keys were also one of the most popular rock bands of the decade. They won the award for El Camino in 2013, and were nominated again for Turn Blue in 2015.

Classic rock artists like Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie and Neil Young have received Grammy nominations throughout their careers, even in the '10s. Other notable releases featured on this list of best 2010s album nominees include Beck's Morning Phase and ...Like Clockwork by Queens of the Stone Age.

It's your turn to decide which album deserves the top spot on this list of Grammy-nominated rock records. Make your voice heard by voting your favorites up the list.
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The Next Day is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 2010s
David Bowie - Nominated in 2014.

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...Like Clockwork is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 2010s
Queens of the Stone Age - Nominated in 2014.

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13 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 2010s
Black Sabbath - Nominated in 2014.

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8 3
Celebration Day is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 2010s
Celebration Day Led Zeppelin - Won in 2014.

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Wasting Light is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 2010s
Foo Fighters - Won in 2012.

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Black Ice is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 2010s
AC/DC - Nominated in 2010.

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Live from Madison Square Garde... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 2010s
Live from Madison Square Garden Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood - Nominated in 2010.

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Psychedelic Pill is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 2010s
Neil Young, Crazy Horse, Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Nominated in 2014.

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Le Noise is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 2010s
Neil Young - Nominated in 2011.

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5 4
21st Century Breakdown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 2010s
Green Day - Won in 2010.

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Hypnotic Eye is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 2010s
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Nominated in 2015.

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Rock 'n' Roll Party (Honoring ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 2010s
Rock 'n' Roll Party (Honoring Les Paul) Jeff Beck - Nominated in 2012.

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El Camino is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 2010s
The Black Keys - Won in 2013.

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Morning Phase is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 2010s
Beck Hansen - Won in 2015.

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Ryan Adams is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 2010s
Ryan Adams - Nominated in 2015.

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Backspacer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 2010s
Pearl Jam - Nominated in 2011.

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Mojo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 2010s
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Nominated in 2011.

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Blunderbuss is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 2010s
Jack White - Nominated in 2013.

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I'm with You is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 2010s
I'm with You Red Hot Chili Peppers - Nominated in 2012.

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4 5
Drones is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 2010s
Drones Muse - Won in 2016.

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4 5
Wrecking Ball is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 2010s
Bruce Springsteen - Nominated in 2013.

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The 2nd Law is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 2010s
Muse - Nominated in 2013.

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Emotion & Commotion is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 2010s
Emotion & Commotion Jeff Beck - Nominated in 2011.

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The Whole Love is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 2010s
Wilco - Nominated in 2012.

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Mister Asylum is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 2010s
Mister Asylum Highly Suspect - Nominated in 2016.

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2 4
Mechanical Bull is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 2010s
Kings of Leon - Nominated in 2014.

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The Resistance is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 2010s
Muse - Won in 2011.

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Chaos and the Calm is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 2010s
Chaos and the Calm James Bay - Nominated in  2016.

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Turn Blue is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 2010s
The Black Keys - Nominated in 2015.

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2 5
Come Around Sundown is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 2010s
Kings of Leon - Nominated in 2012.

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1 4
Big Whiskey & The GrooGrux Kin... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 2010s
Dave Matthews Band - Nominated in 2010.

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.5: The Gray Chapter is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 2010s
Slipknot - Nominated in 2016.

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Mylo Xyloto is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 2010s
Coldplay - Nominated in 2013.

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Kintsugi is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 2010s
Kintsugi Death Cab for Cutie - Nominated in 2016.

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Songs of Innocence is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 2010s
U2 - Nominated in 2015.

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No Line on the Horizon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 2010s
U2 - Nominated in 2010.