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The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked 

Jovaughn Brown
Updated February 14, 2020 8.3k votes 252 voters 1.6k views 193 items

List Rules Vote 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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21 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
By Adele (2011); Tracks: Rolling 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"

2
good kid, m.A.A.d city ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
By Kendrick Lamar (2012); Tracks: Bitch, 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"

3
Channel Orange is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
By Frank Ocean (2012); Tracks: Bad Religion, White, End

Label: Def Jam Recordings

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

"Thinkin Bout You"

"Super Rich Kids"

"Pyramids"

4
My Beautiful Dark Twiste... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
By Kanye West (2010); Tracks: Who Will Survive in America, Runaway, Lost in the World

Genres (Music): Hip hop music

"Power"

"Runaway"

"All Of The Lights"

5
25 [2015] is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
25 [2015]

"Hello"

"Send My Love (To Your New Lover)"

"All I Ask"

6
Blonde is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Blonde [2016]

Genres (Music): Pop music

"Self Control"

"Nights"

"Ivy"

7
To Pimp a Butterfly [201... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
To Pimp a Butterfly [2015]

"King Kunta"

"Momma"

"The Blacker The Berry"

8
DAMN. [2017] is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
DAMN. [2017]

"Humble"

"Love"

"DNA"

9
Pure Heroine is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
By Lorde (2013); Tracks: Million Dollar Bills, Royals, Still Sane

Genres (Music): Electronica, Pop music, Dream pop

"Tennis Court"

"Royals"

"Glory and Gore"

10
Born This Way is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
By Lady Gaga (2011); Tracks: Born This Way, Hair, Scheiße

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

"Born This Way"

"Americano"

"Judas"

11
Born to Die is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
By Lana Del Rey (2012); Tracks: National Anthem, Body Electric, Gods & Monsters

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

"Born to Die"

"Blue Jeans"

"Summertime Sadness"

12
Melodrama [2017] is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Melodrama [2017]

"Green Light"

"Liability"

"Supercut"

13
Lemonade is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
By Breaking Laces (2005); Tracks: Get Up Today, It's Over Now, Shack Up SOS

"Sandcastles"

"Don't Hurt Yourself"

"Formation"

14
Who You Are is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Who You Are [2011]  By Jessie J (2011); Tracks: Who's Laughing Now, Rainbow, Do It Like a Dude

Genres (Music): Electronica, Pop music, Hip hop music, Pop rock, Dance music, + more

"Price Tag"

"Rainbow"

"I Need This"

15
Teenage Dream is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
By Katy Perry (2010); Tracks: The One That Got Away, Teenage Dream, Peacock (Cory Enemy & Mia Moretti vocal club mix)

Genres (Music): Rock music, Pop music, Pop rock, Dance music, Synthpop, + more

"Firework"

"E.T."

"California Gurls"

16
1989 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked

Genres (Music): Pop music

"Blank Space"

"Shake It Off"

"This Love"

17
When We All Fall Asleep,... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked

Genres (Music): Pop, avant-pop

"when the party's over"

"bad guy"

"bury a friend"

18
Blackstar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
By YahZarah (2003); Tracks: Cry, Wishing, Nova

"Blackstar"

"Lazarus"

"Dollar Days"

19
Red is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
By Taylor Swift (2012); Tracks: Begin Again, The Last Time, Everything Has Changed (feat. Ed Sheeran)

Label: Big Machine Records

Genres (Music): Country, Pop music, Pop rock

"I Knew You Were Trouble"

"We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"

"Sad Beautifl Tragic"

20
The Nacirema Dream is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
``@iTurnDownHead´´ added By Papoose (2013); Tracks: Skit, Get at Me, Intro

Genres (Music): Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop

21
The Element of Freedom ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
The Element of Freedom By Alicia Keys (2009); Tracks: Try Sleeping With a Broken Heart, Love Is My Disease, This Bed

Genres (Music): Pop music, Soul music, Contemporary R&B

22
Bionic is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
``@iTurnDownHead´´ added By Christina Aguilera (2010); Tracks: Not Myself Tonight, Bobblehead, Prima Donna

Label: RCA Records

Genres (Music): Electronica, Alternative rock, Rhythm and blues, Pop music, Dance music, + more

23
Random Access Memories ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
By Daft Punk (2013); Tracks: Giorgio by Moroder, Fragments of Time, Lose Yourself to Dance

Genres (Music): Funk, Electronic music, Disco

"Get Lucky"

"Instant Crush"

"Lose Yourself To Dance"

24
Da Baddest Bitch is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
By Trina (2000); Tracks: Answering Machine Skit, If U, Off Glass

Producer: Gorilla Tek, Diaz Brothers

Length (mins): 00:50:19

Label: Atlantic Records

Genres (Music): Gangsta rap, Dirty rap, Southern hip hop, Hardcore hip hop, Rap music

25
Black Messiah [2014] is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Black Messiah [2014]

"Sugah Daddy"

"Really Love"

"Another Life"