Best Albums of the 2010s

by Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale)

We’re already six years into the 2010s, so I thought it would be a good time to list my favorite albums of the decade, so far anyway. This is a tentative list, so as I hear new things and change my mind on other albums the  list list will be update. I’ll try to do it regularly,  but at the very least I’ll add new albums to it at the end of each year.

Decade Rank Album Artist Year Stars Rating
1 My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Kanye West 2010 ✮✮✮✮✮ 98
2 The Suburbs Arcade Fire 2010 ✮✮✮✮✮ 96
3 Good kid, m.A.A.d city Kendrick Lamar 2012 ✮✮✮✮✮ 94
4 Total Life Forever Foals 2010 ✮✮✮✮✰ 89
5 …Like Clockwork Queens Of The Stone Age 2013 ✮✮✮✮✰ 87
6 Carrie & Lowell Sufjan Stevens 2015 ✮✮✮✮✰ 84
7 Friend Of The People Lupe Fiasco 2011 ✮✮✮✮✰ 80
8 To Pimp A Butterfly Kendrick Lamar 2015 ✮✮✮✮ 79
9 Channel Orange Frank Ocean 2012 ✮✮✮✮ 77
10 Goblin Tyler, The Creator 2011 ✮✮✮✮ 77
11 Modern Vampires Of The City Vampire Weekend 2013 ✮✮✮✮ 76
12 Currents Tame Impala 2015 ✮✮✮✮ 76
13 Reflektor Arcade Fire 2013 ✮✮✮✮ 74
14 In Colour Jamie XX 2015 ✮✮✮✮ 74
15 Random Access Memories Daft Punk 2013 ✮✮✮✮ 74
16 Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit Courtney Barnett 2015 ✮✮✮✮ 73
17 You’re Dead! Flying Lotus 2014 ✮✮✮✮ 72
18 Lonerism Tame Impala 2012 ✮✮✮✮ 72
19 Why Make Sense? Hot Chip 2015 ✮✮✮✮ 72
20 Art Angels Grimes 2015 ✮✮✮✮ 71
21 Wasting Light Foo Fighters 2011 ✮✮✮✮ 71
22 Synthetica Metric 2012 ✮✮✮✮ 71
23 Poison Season Destroyer 2015 ✮✮✮✮ 70
24 Run The Jewels 2 Run The Jewels 2014 ✮✮✮✰ 69
25 Hozier Hozier 2014 ✮✮✮✰ 69
26 Trouble Will Find Me The National 2013 ✮✮✮✰ 69
27 Run The Jewels Run The Jewels 2013 ✮✮✮✰ 69
28 Yeezus Kanye West 2013 ✮✮✮✰ 69
29 Kintsugi Death Cab For Cutie 2015 ✮✮✮✰ 68
30 Tetsuo & Youth Lupe Fiasco 2015 ✮✮✮✰ 68
31 Bable Mumford and Sons 2012 ✮✮✮✰ 68
32 Sylvan Esso Sylvan Esso 2014 ✮✮✮✰ 67
33 Life Is Good Nas 2012 ✮✮✮✰ 67
34 Angles The Strokes 2011 ✮✮✮✰ 67
35 Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes Thom Yorke 2014 ✮✮✮✰ 67
36 Morning Phase Beck 2014 ✮✮✮✰ 67
37 Holy Fire Foals 2013 ✮✮✮✰ 66
38 Section.80 Kendrick Lamar 2011 ✮✮✮✰ 66
39 Weatherhouse Phillip Selway 2014 ✮✮✮✰ 66
40 Take Care Drake 2011 ✮✮✮✰ 66
41 Days Are Gone Haim 2013 ✮✮✮✰ 66
42 Cherry Bomb Tyler, The Creator 2015 ✮✮✮✰ 66
43 The Magic Whip Blur 2015 ✮✮✮✰ 65
44 The King Of Limbs Radiohead 2011 ✮✮✮✰ 65
45 If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late Drake 2015 ✮✮✮✰ 65

(updated Jan 1, 2016)

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