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The Greatest Rock Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked 

Jovaughn Brown
Updated February 26, 2020 3.5k votes 188 voters 1.4k views 111 items

List Rules Vote 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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AM is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Rock Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
By Arctic Monkeys (2013); Tracks: No.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"

2
Blackstar [2016] is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Rock Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Blackstar [2016]

"Blackstar"

"Lazarus"

"Girl Loves Me"

3
El Camino is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Rock Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
By The Black Keys (2011); Tracks: Run Right Back, Sister & Little Black Submarines

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

"Run Right Back" 

"Sister"

"Little Black Submarines"

4
Wasting Light is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Rock Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
By Foo Fighters (2011); Tracks: Walk, I Should Have Known & Arlandria

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

"Walk"

"I Should Have Known" 

"Arlandria"

5
A Moon Shaped Pool [2016... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Rock Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
A Moon Shaped Pool [2016]

"Burn The Witch"

"Daydreaming"

"Decks Dark"

6
Fear Inoculum is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Rock Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Clark Benson added

Label: Tool Dissectional, Volcano, RCA

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

7
...Like Clockwork is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Rock Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
By Queens of the Stone Age (2013); Tracks: I Sat by the Ocean, Kalopsia & Fairweather Friends

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

"I Sat by the Ocean"

"Kalopsia"

"Fairweather Friends"

8
Magma [2016] is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Rock Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Magma [2016]

"Low Lands"

"Yellow Stone"

"The Shooting Star"

9
The Suburbs is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Rock Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
By Arcade Fire (2010); Tracks: Month of May and The Suburbs

Genres (Music): Indie rock, Baroque pop

"Month of May" 

"The Suburbs"

"Ready To Start"

10
The Next Day is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Rock Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
By David Bowie (2013); Tracks: The Stars (Are Out Tonight), Dancing Out in Space & Boss of Me

Genres (Music): Rock music, Experimental rock, Art rock

"The Stars"

"Dancing Out in Space"

"Boss of Me"

11
The 2nd Law is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Rock Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
By Muse (2012); Tracks: Survival, Explorers & Big Freeze

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

"Survival" 

"Big Freeze"

"Madness"

12
Lazaretto is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Rock Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
By Jack White (2014); Tracks: I Think I Found the Culprit, High Ball Stepper & Entitlement

Genres (Music): Blues-rock, Folk rock, Country rock, Garage rock

"I Think I Found the Culprit"

"High Ball Stepper"

"Entitlement"

13
Death of a Bachelor [201... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Rock Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Death of a Bachelor [2016]

"Death of a Bachelor"

"Victorius"

"Don't Threaten Me With a Good Time"

14
Morning Phase is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Rock Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
By Beck Hansen (2014); Tracks: Blackbird Chain, Say Goodbye & Heart Is a Drum

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

"Blackbird Chain"

"Say Goodbye"

"Heart Is a Drum"

15
Brothers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Rock Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
By The Black Keys (2010); Tracks: Black Mud, The Go Getter & The Only One

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

"Black Mud"

"The Go Getter"

"The Only One"

16
Paramore [2013] is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Rock Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Paramore [2013]

"Ain't It Fun"

"Still Into You"

"Now"

17
A Deeper Understanding [... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Rock Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
A Deeper Understanding [2017]

"Thinking Of A Place"

"Holing On"

"Pain"

18
Hardwired... to Self-Des... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Rock Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Hardwired... to Self-Destruct [2016]

"Hardwired"

"Atlas, Rise!"

"Now That We're Dead"

19
I'm With You [2011] is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Rock Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
I'm With You [2011]

"Look Around"

"The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie"

"Police Station"

20
Wrecking Ball is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Rock Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
By Bruce Springsteen (2012); Tracks: We Take Care of Our Own, Rocky Ground & We Are Alive

Genres (Music): Rock music, Folk rock, Folk punk

"Wrecking Ball"

"We Take Care of Our Own"

"American Land"

21
Drones [2015] is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Rock Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Drones [2015]

"The Handler"

"Psycho"

"Dead Inside"

22
Blunderbuss is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Rock Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
By Jack White (2012); Tracks: I’m Shakin’, Weep Themselves to Sleep & Hip (Eponymous) Poor Boy

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

"I’m Shakin’"

"Weep Themselves to Sleep"

"Hip"

23
Turn Blue is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Rock Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
By The Black Keys (2014); Tracks: Bullet in the Brain, Fever & Weight of Love

Genres (Music): Blues-rock

"Bullet in the Brain"

"Fever"

"Weight of Love"

24
Weezer (White Album) [20... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Rock Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
Weezer (White Album) [2016]

"Do You Wanna Get High?"

"Thank God For Girls"

"California Kids"

25
Diamond Eyes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Rock Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked
By Deftones (2010); Tracks: Rocket Skates, Risk & Caress

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

"Rocket Skates"

"This Place Is Death"

"Diamond Eyes"