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The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked  

Jovaughn Brown
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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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Long Live is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
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The Chariot

Release Date: 2010

Tracks: The Heavens, Andy Sundwall, David De La Hoz, The Audience, Robert Rios, The City, Calvin Makenzie, Evan Perks, The Earth, The King

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Hardcore punk, Mathcore, Metalcore

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One Wing is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
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The Chariot

Release Date: 2012

Tracks: Tongues, Cheek., Speak, Forget, In, Love., First, And, Your, Not

Genres (Music): Avant-garde metal, Mathcore

3
thank u, next is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
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Ariana Grande

Release Date: 2019

Genres (Music): Pop

4
21 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Adele

Release Date: 2011

Tracks: Rolling In The Deep, Turning Tables (live acoustic), I Found a Boy, Don’t You Remember (live acoustic), I’ll Be Waiting, Set Fire to the Rain, Hiding My Heart, Someone Like You (live acoustic), Someone Like You, Take It All, Turning Tables, Don’t You Remember, He Won’t Go, If It Hadn’t Been for Love, One and Only, Rumour Has It, Turning Tables, Rumor Has It, Lovesong

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

"Rolling in the Deep"

"Someone Like You"

"Set Fire to the Rain"

5
good kid, m.A.A.d city ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Kendrick Lamar

Release Date: 2012

Tracks: Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe, Compton, Now or Never, The Recipe, County Building Blues, Real, m.A.A.d city, Black Boy Fly, Backseat Freestyle, good kid, The Art of Peer Pressure, Sing About Me, I’m Dying of Thirst, Sherane a.k.a. Master Splinter’s Daughter, Swimming Pools (Drank) (Black Hippy remix), Money Trees, Swimming Pools (Drank) (extended version), Real, Poetic Justice, Now or Never

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

"m.A.A.d city"

"Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe"

"Swimming Pools"

6
Channel Orange is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Frank Ocean

Release Date: 2012

Tracks: Bad Religion, White, End, Fertilizer, Forrest Gump, Start, Pilot Jones, Pyramids, Super Rich Kids, Thinkin Bout You, Pink Matter, Not Just Money, Monks, Sierra Leone, Sweet Life, Crack Rock, Lost

Label: Def Jam Recordings

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

"Thinkin Bout You"

"Super Rich Kids"

"Pyramids"

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DAMN. [2017] is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
DAMN. [2017]
Kendrick Lamar

"Humble"

"Love"

"DNA"

8
My Beautiful Dark Twiste... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Kanye West

Release Date: 2010

Tracks: Who Will Survive in America, Runaway, Lost in the World, Blame Game, All of the Lights, Dark Fantasy, All of the Lights (interlude), So Appalled, Devil in a New Dress, See Me Now, Hell of a Life, Gorgeous, Monster, Power

Genres (Music): Hip hop music

"Power"

"Runaway"

"All Of The Lights"

9
25 [2015] is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
25 [2015]
Adele

"Hello"

"Send My Love (To Your New Lover)"

"All I Ask"

10
Blonde is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Blonde [2016]
Frank Ocean

Release Date: 2016

Genres (Music): Pop music

"Self Control"

"Nights"

"Ivy"

11
To Pimp a Butterfly [201... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
To Pimp a Butterfly [2015]
Kendrick Lamar

"King Kunta"

"Momma"

"The Blacker The Berry"

12
Born This Way is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Lady Gaga

Release Date: 2011

Tracks: Born This Way, Hair, Scheiße, Born This Way (Country Road version), Government Hooker, Heavy Metal Lover, Electric Chapel, Black Jesus † Amen Fashion, Judas, Bloody Mary, Fashion of His Love (Fernando Garibay remix), Scheiße (DJ White Shadow Mugler), The Queen, Highway Unicorn (Road to Love), Bad Kids, Fashion of His Love, Yoü and I, Judas (DJ White Shadow remix), Marry the Night, Americano

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

"Born This Way"

"Americano"

"Judas"

13
Born to Die is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Lana Del Rey

Release Date: 2012

Tracks: National Anthem, Body Electric, Gods & Monsters, Yayo, Off to the Races, Radio, Born to Die, Video Games, Ride, Lolita, Without You, Summertime Sadness, Dark Paradise, This Is What Makes Us Girls, Million Dollar Man, Diet Mountain Dew, Bel Air, American, Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais remix), Lucky Ones, Cola, Blue Jeans, Blue Velvet, Carmen

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

"Born to Die"

"Blue Jeans"

"Summertime Sadness"

14
Blackstar is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
David Bowie

Release Date: 2016

"Blackstar"

"Lazarus"

"Dollar Days"

15
Melodrama [2017] is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Melodrama [2017]
Lorde

"Green Light"

"Liability"

"Supercut"

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

Release Date: 2013

Tracks: Million Dollar Bills, Royals, Still Sane, Team, Glory and Gore, A World Alone, Swingin Party, Tennis Court, Ribs, White Teeth Teens, The Love Club, Bravado, Buzzcut Season, 400 Lux, Biting Down

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

"Tennis Court"

"Royals"

"Glory and Gore"

17
Lemonade is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Beyonce

Release Date: 2017

"Sandcastles"

"Don't Hurt Yourself"

"Formation"

18
Herstory in the Making ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
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Young M.A

Release Date: 2019

Label: M.A Music, 3D

Genres (Music): Rap

19
When We All Fall Asleep,... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Billie Eilish

Release Date: 2019

Genres (Music): Pop, avant-pop

"when the party's over"

"bad guy"

"bury a friend"

20
Who You Are is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Who You Are [2011] 
Jessie J

Release Date: 2011

Tracks: Who's Laughing Now, Rainbow, Do It Like a Dude, Nobody's Perfect (explicit version), Price Tag, Mamma Knows Best, I Need This, Casualty of Love, Big White Room, Who You Are, Stand Up

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

"Price Tag"

"Rainbow"

"I Need This"

21
Paramore is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
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Paramore

Release Date: 2013

Tracks: Proof, Interlude: Holiday, Be Alone, Future, Now, Grow Up, Daydreaming, Still Into You, Anklebiters, Interlude: I’m Not Angry Anymore, Fast in My Car, Hate to See Your Heart Break, Interlude: Moving On, (One of Those) Crazy Girls, Ain’t It Fun, Part II, Last Hope

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

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4 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
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Beyoncé Knowles

Release Date: 2011

Tracks: Love on Top, I Was Here, Dance for You, Start Over, Run the World (Girls) (Jochen Simms club remix), I Miss You, End of Time, Rather Die Young, Run the World (Girls) (RedTop club remix), Countdown, Party, I Care, Lay Up Under Me, Run the World (Girls) (Kaskade club remix), Run the World (Girls), 1+1, Best Thing I Never Had, Schoolin' Life

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

23
Random Access Memories ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Daft Punk

Release Date: 2013

Tracks: Giorgio by Moroder, Fragments of Time, Lose Yourself to Dance, Contact, Motherboard, Touch, Doin’ It Right, Beyond, Horizon, Within, Get Lucky, The Game of Love, Give Life Back to Music, Instant Crush

Genres (Music): Funk, Electronic music, Disco

"Get Lucky"

"Instant Crush"

"Lose Yourself To Dance"

24
Red is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Taylor Swift

Release Date: 2012

Tracks: Begin Again, The Last Time, Everything Has Changed (feat. Ed Sheeran), Everything Has Changed, State of Grace, I Almost Do, Red, All Too Well, Stay Stay Stay, Holy Ground, Treacherous, 22, Starlight, Sad Beautiful Tragic, I Knew You Were Trouble., The Lucky One, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

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"

25
Teenage Dream is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Katy Perry

Release Date: 2010

Tracks: The One That Got Away, Teenage Dream, Peacock (Cory Enemy & Mia Moretti vocal club mix), Firework, California Gurls (Passion Pit main mix), Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.), Pearl, Who Am I Living For?, California Gurls, Peacock, California Gurls, Circle the Drain, California Gurls (Mstrkrft main mix), Peacock, Teenage Dream (Kaskade club remix), The One That Got Away, E.T., Not Like the Movies, Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.), Hummingbird Heartbeat

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

"Firework"

"E.T."

"California Gurls"