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The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked

Updated June 12, 2020 19.9k votes 630 voters 3.4k views183 items

List RulesVote up the 2010s albums we'll cherish forever.

Here are the best albums of the decade, ranked by fans everywhere. Featuring popular music from some of the biggest artists today, this list of the top 2010s albums includes the best of rock, pop, rap, EDM, R&B, and more. From Adele's 2012 Grammy-winning album 21 to Janelle Monáe's 2019 critically acclaimed concept album Dirty Computer, the 2010s decade was filled with so many good albums. Which 2010s release will be regarded as the album of the decade? 

Vote up the best albums of the 2010s, and add your favorites if they deserve to be on this list. 

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  • 1
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    "King Kunta"

    "Momma"

    "The Blacker The Berry"

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  • 2
    217
    198

    Release Date2011

    TracksRolling In The Deep, Turning Tables (live acoustic), I Found a Boy

    Genres (Music)Rhythm and blues, Pop music, Soul music, Contemporary R&B

    "Rolling in the Deep"

    "Someone Like You"

    "Set Fire to the Rain"

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    Taylor Swift
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    156

    Release Date2014

    Genres (Music)Pop music

    "Blank Space"

    "Shake It Off"

    "This Love"

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    Lana Del Rey
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    Release Date2012

    TracksNational Anthem, Body Electric, Gods & Monsters

    Genres (Music)Pop music, Trip hop, Indie pop, Alternative rock, Alternative hip hop

    "Born to Die"

    "Blue Jeans"

    "Summertime Sadness"

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  • 5

    Release Date2010

    TracksWho Will Survive in America, Runaway, Lost in the World

    Genres (Music)Hip hop music

    "Power"

    "Runaway"

    "All Of The Lights"

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    Release Date2013

    TracksMillion Dollar Bills, Royals, Still Sane

    Genres (Music)Electronica, Pop music, Dream pop

    "Tennis Court"

    "Royals"

    "Glory and Gore"

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    Frank Ocean
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    Release Date2016

    Genres (Music)R&B

    "Self Control"

    "Nights"

    "Ivy"

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  • 8
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    "Green Light"

    "Liability"

    "Supercut"

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  • 9
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    Release Date2012

    TracksBitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe, Compton

    Genres (Music)Gangsta rap, Hip hop music, West Coast hip hop

    "m.A.A.d city"

    "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe"

    "Swimming Pools"

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    Release Date2012

    TracksBad Religion, White, End

    LabelDef Jam Recordings

    Genres (Music)Contemporary R&B, Neo soul, PBR&B

    "Thinkin Bout You"

    "Super Rich Kids"

    "Pyramids"

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    Release Date2017

    Genres (Music)Hip hop, Pop, R&B

    "Sandcastles"

    "Don't Hurt Yourself"

    "Formation"

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  • 12
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    "Hello"

    "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)"

    "All I Ask"

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    Taylor Swift
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    Release Date2012

    TracksBegin Again, The Last Time, Everything Has Changed (feat. Ed Sheeran)

    LabelBig Machine Records

    Genres (Music)Country, Pop music, Pop rock

    "I Knew You Were Trouble"

    "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"

    "Sad Beautifl Tragic"

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    "Kiss It Better"

    "Love on the Brain"

    "Needed Me"

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  • 15
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    Release Date2011

    TracksBorn This Way, Hair, Scheiße

    Genres (Music)Pop music, Dance music, Synthpop, Electronic rock, Techno

    "Born This Way"

    "Americano"

    "Judas"

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  • 16

    Release Date2019

    LabelPolydor, Interscope

    Genres (Music)Soft rock, psychedelic rock, folk rock, psychedelic pop

    "Mariners Apartment Complex"

    "California"

    "hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have - but I have it"

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  • 17

    Release Date2019

    Genres (Music)Pop, avant-pop

    "when the party's over"

    "bad guy"

    "bury a friend"

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    Kendrick Lamar
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    "Humble"

    "Love"

    "DNA"

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  • 19

    Release Date2013

    TracksGiorgio by Moroder, Fragments of Time, Lose Yourself to Dance

    Genres (Music)Funk, Electronic music, Disco

    "Get Lucky"

    "Instant Crush"

    "Lose Yourself To Dance"

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  • 20

    "Tell Your Friends"

    "The Hills"

    "Often"

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  • 21
    Tame Impala
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    "Let It Happen"

    "Yes I'm Changing"

    "The Less I Know The Better"

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  • 22
    David Bowie
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    Release Date2016

    "Blackstar"

    "Lazarus"

    "Dollar Days"

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    sdc224 addedParamore
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    Release Date2013

    TracksProof, Interlude: Holiday, Be Alone

    Genres (Music)Alternative rock, New Wave, Pop rock, Electronic rock, Pop punk

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    ZWZW addedAriana Grande
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    75

    Release Date2019

    Genres (Music)Pop

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    Leon Lobo addedTaylor Swift
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    Release DateNovember 10,2017

    Tracks"Look What You Made Me Do"

    Genres (Music)"End game"

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