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The Greatest Rock Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked

Updated December 22, 2020 10.0k votes 673 voters 3.5k views109 items

List RulesVote up the 2010s rock albums that stand out among the rest.

Here are the best rock albums of the decade, ranked by fans everywhere. Featuring popular music from some of the biggest rock bands and musicians today, this list of the top 2010s rock albums includes punk rock, indie rock, folk rock, and other subgenres. From Arcade Fire's 2010 Grammy-winning album The Suburbs to David Bowie's 2016 final album Blackstar, the 2010s decade was filled with so many good rock albums.  

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

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  • Queen of the Murder Scene  (The Warning) 20181
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    Queen of the Murder Scene  (The Warning) 2018

    The Warning (2018)

    Release DateNovember 2018

    ProducerSacha Triujeque and Jake Carmona

    TracksDust to Dust; Crimson Queen; Ugh; The One; Stalker; Red Hands (never fade); The Sacrifice; Sinister Smiles; Dull Knives (cut better); Queen of the Murder Scene; P.S.Y.C.H.O.T.I.C.; Hunter; The End (stars always seem to fade)

    Length (mins)51:17

    Genres (Music)Rock

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  • AM [2013]2
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    AM [2013]

    Arctic Monkeys

    Release Date2013

    TracksNo.1 Party Anthem, Do I Wanna Know?, Arabella

    Genres (Music)Psychedelic rock, Hard rock, Contemporary R&B, Garage rock, Post-punk revival

    "No.1 Party Anthem"

    "Do I Wanna Know?" 

    "Arabella"

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  • Blackstar [2016]3
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    Blackstar [2016]

    David Bowie

    "Blackstar"

    "Lazarus"

    "Girl Loves Me"

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  • Wasting Light [2011]4
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    Release Date2011

    TracksWalk, I Should Have Known, Arlandria

    Genres (Music)Alternative rock, Hard rock, Post-grunge

    "Walk"

    "I Should Have Known" 

    "Arlandria"

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  • The Suburbs [2010]5
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    Release Date2010

    TracksMonth of May, The Suburbs

    Genres (Music)Indie rock, Baroque pop

    "Month of May" 

    "The Suburbs"

    "Ready To Start"

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  • El Camino [2011]6
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    El Camino [2011]

    The Black Keys

    Release Date2011

    TracksRun Right Back, Sister, Little Black Submarines

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Blues-rock, Garage rock

    "Run Right Back" 

    "Sister"

    "Little Black Submarines"

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  • The 2nd Law [2012]7

    Release Date2012

    TracksSurvival, Explorers, Big Freeze

    Genres (Music)Progressive rock, Alternative rock, Dubstep, Electronic rock, Symphonic rock

    "Survival" 

    "Big Freeze"

    "Madness"

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  • Brothers [2010]8
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    Brothers [2010]

    The Black Keys

    Release Date2010

    TracksBlack Mud, The Go Getter, The Only One

    Genres (Music)Indie rock, Blues-rock, Garage rock

    "Black Mud"

    "The Go Getter"

    "The Only One"

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  • Tell Me I'm Pretty [2015]9
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    Tell Me I'm Pretty [2015]

    Cage the Elephant

    "Trouble"

    "Cold Cold Cold"

    "Cry Baby"

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  • Turn Blue [2014]10
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    Turn Blue [2014]

    The Black Keys

    Release Date2014

    TracksBullet in the Brain, Fever, Weight of Love

    Genres (Music)Blues-rock

    "Bullet in the Brain"

    "Fever"

    "Weight of Love"

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  • Hardwired... to Self-Destruct [2016]11
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    Hardwired... to Self-Destruct [2016]

    Metallica

    "Hardwired"

    "Atlas, Rise!"

    "Now That We're Dead"

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  • A Moon Shaped Pool [2016]12
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    A Moon Shaped Pool [2016]

    Radiohead

    "Burn The Witch"

    "Daydreaming"

    "Decks Dark"

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  • Fear Inoculum13
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    Release Date2019

    LabelTool Dissectional, Volcano, RCA

    Genres (Music)Progressive rock, progressive metal, alternative metal

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  • Villains [2017]14
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    Villains [2017]

    Queens of the Stone Age

    "Feet Don't Fail Me"

    "The Way You Used to Do"

    "The Evil Has Landed"

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  • Blunderbuss [2012]15
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    Release Date2012

    TracksI’m Shakin’, Weep Themselves to Sleep, Hip (Eponymous) Poor Boy

    Genres (Music)Psychedelic rock, Rock music, Blues-rock, Folk rock, Rock and roll

    "I’m Shakin’"

    "Weep Themselves to Sleep"

    "Hip"

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  • ...Like Clockwork [2013]16
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    ...Like Clockwork [2013]

    Queens of the Stone Age

    Release Date2013

    TracksI Sat by the Ocean, Kalopsia, Fairweather Friends

    Genres (Music)Psychedelic rock, Alternative rock, Rock music, Hard rock, Alternative metal

    "I Sat by the Ocean"

    "Kalopsia"

    "Fairweather Friends"

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  • Diamond Eyes [2010]17

    Release Date2010

    TracksRocket Skates, Risk, Caress

    Genres (Music)Progressive metal, Alternative metal, Nu metal, Post-metal, Experimental rock

    "Rocket Skates"

    "This Place Is Death"

    "Diamond Eyes"

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  • Lonerism [2012]18
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    Lonerism [2012]

    Tame Impala

    Release Date2012

    TracksFeels Like We Only Go Backwards, Mind Mischief, Keep on Lying

    Genres (Music)Psychedelic rock, Alternative rock, Indie rock, Neo-psychedelia, Dream pop

    "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards"

    "Mind Mischief"

    "Keep on Lying"

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  • Lightning Bolt19
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    Release Date2013

    TracksGetaway, Swallowed Whole, Let the Records Play

    Genres (Music)Alternative rock

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  • Opus Eponymous [2010]20

    Release Date2010

    TracksDeath Knell, Ritual, Stand by Him

    Genres (Music)Progressive rock, Psychedelic rock, Heavy metal, Doom metal

    "Death Knell"

    "Ritual"

    "Stand by Him"

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  • Contra [2010]21
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    Contra [2010]

    Vampire Weekend

    Release Date2010

    TracksGiving Up the Gun, Cousins, I Think Ur a Contra

    Genres (Music)Alternative rock, Indie rock, Indie pop, Synthpop, Afrobeat

    "Giving Up the Gun" 

    "Cousins"

    "I Think Ur a Contra"

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  • Morning Phase [2014]22

    Release Date2014

    TracksBlackbird Chain, Say Goodbye, Heart Is a Drum

    Genres (Music)Alternative rock, Folk rock, Country rock

    "Blackbird Chain"

    "Say Goodbye"

    "Heart Is a Drum"

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  • I'm With You [2011]23
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    I'm With You [2011]

    Red Hot Chili Peppers

    "Look Around"

    "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie"

    "Police Station"

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  • Death of a Bachelor [2016]24
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    Death of a Bachelor [2016]

    Panic! at the Disco

    "Death of a Bachelor"

    "Victorius"

    "Don't Threaten Me With a Good Time"

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  • Prequelle [2018]25
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    Prequelle [2018]

    Ghost

    "Rats"

    "Dance Macabre"

    "Faith"

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