Best Albums of the 2010s

List of best albums of all genres of the 2010s decade.

The Top Ten

1 Awakening - Jackie Evancho

This is a winner! - BobG

How about the "Think Of Me" sample that has been pre-released?
She is doing amazing new things with her voice!

Rains of Castamere is dark and somber, and beautifully sung.

The most beautiful voice and person

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2 To Pimp a Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar

Definitely one of the most influential albums of recent hip hop's AND music's history. Kendrick definitely set the bar so high on this one that everyone else is better off skydiving (anyone get the reference? )

This should be number one. No contest. - SwagFlicks

One of the most important albums ever made

Are you joking? Jackie Evancho over the best album from the 2010’s so far. In what world does Jackie Evancho beat K Dot. what?! - MemeTheKeem

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3 Dream With Me - Jackie Evancho

Jackie's debut full studio album produced by David Foster, and showcased in her first of three PBS specials "Dream With Me - In concert", with David Foster accompanying and hosting.

The Jackie Evancho Effect is real! It started with this album. So you're minding your own business, channel surfing, when WHAM! A PBS Special and there's this little slip of a thing spotlighted in a huge outdoor theater. But as soon as you hear her voice, you're hit with choked throat, teary eyed, jaw dropped; and at the end of every song you involuntarily shake your head in utter disbelief at what you just experienced! And it has only a little to do with her size and age. It's just that she sings better than you have ever heard anyone sing! Honest!

"Dream With Me - In Concert" is available on CD, DVD, Blu-ray, and as a high-definition video download on iTunes.

4 The Money Store - Death Grips
5 My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye West

I can't even really describe why it's so good. There is that "special something" about it. The lyrics are deep and the beats are even deeper. Very self-deprecating and a great musical exploration by the most progressive rap artist of the past decade.

Why is this album on 8? Come on this should at least be on the top 3!

One word. Masterpiece

6 Good Kid: M.A.A.D City - Kendrick Lamar

The big break of the next king of Rap

And All The Crapy Pop Artists In The Top 20?
Where's The Justice? And More I'm Importantly Where Are The Rap, Rock, Real R&B And Real Pop Fans? Seriously The Only Albums That Deserve To Be In The Top 10 Are "21" And "Mylo Xyloto".

I Myself Like Green Day But The Trilogy Sucked Hard And Yet One Of Them Made The Top 20?
Night Vision Is An Album That Deserves To Be In The Top 10 And Yet It's 28?
To Pimp A Butterfly Is 52? Why? That's Also Top 10 Material.
The King Of Limbs Although Not Being Radioheads Best It's Still Better Than Everything By All The Stupid Mainstream Artists.
And That Brings Me To This. Truly A Work Of Art.Kendrick Nailed The Whole Album. But Yet It's 62?

7 Strange Mercy - St. Vincent
8 Two Hearts - Jackie Evancho

You know an album is good when you find your humming many of the songs, and hearing the singer in your head. It's all good! This is a musical variety smorgasbord. Something for everyone. It's a showcase for a Platinum and multi Gold Album Award Winner. If you haven't heard it, you're an incomplete human being!

This latest (2017) release is a two-disc album that showcases the versatility of Jackie's voice - classical, sacred, pop, rock - as well as her incredible song-writing skills. A real eye-opener by this tireless teen wunderkind. - BobG

Far and above anything available today. This is an album obviously created with meticulous care, creativity, and intelligence. Jackie Evancho is definitely the voice and talent for the 21st century, not just this decade.


9 Art Angels - Grimes
10 Atrocity Exhibition - Danny Brown

Atrocity Exhibition is one of the most abstract rap albums ever. From the beats to Danny's insane voice and flow this album deserves to be in the top 5 this decade. The songs "Downward Spiral" and "Ain't It Funny" are mind blowing.

The Newcomers

? Wiped Out! - The Neighbourhood
? Sounds that Can't Be Made - Marillion

The Contenders

11 The Archandroid - Janelle Monae
12 Mylo Xyloto - Coldplay

The songs on this album are just fantastic. Also, I LOVE the name of the album. It looks and sound so cool... Mylo Xyloto... How awesome that title is.

Colourful music. The best album of the decade. - keyson

13 21 - Adele

Grammy award winner to best album in 2012. - keyson

14 Born to Die - Lana del Rey
15 Electra Heart - Marina and the Diamonds
16 We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service - A Tribe Called Quest
17 Beyoncé - Beyoncé
18 All Things Bright and Beautiful - Owl City

Each song has amazing individuality, many of them showing outstanding talent in songwriting. - keyson

19 Hands All Over - Maroon 5

The sound the whole album has is congruent and has a style Maroon 5 achieves never again - keyson

20 Songs from the Sliver Screen - Jackie Evancho

Along with her companion PBS Great Performances concert special "Music Of The Movies".

This should be "Songs from the SILVER Screen." But a rose by any name would smell just as sweet. - BobG

21 Helplessness Blues - Fleet Foxes
22 Recovery - Eminem

Recovery is one of Eminem's best albums. Many people his best songs are Love The Way You Lie and Not Afraid, which are also from this album.

23 Am - Arctic Monkeys
24 Blackstar - David Bowie
25 Madness - Sleeping With Sirens
26 Lost In the Dream - The War On Drugs
27 The Joy of Motion - Animals as Leaders
28 1989 - Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift has rocked the world with her album '1989' with songs such as Shake It Off and Blank Space.

29 Joanne - Lady Gaga

Better than all of these other albums by artists who I have literally not heard of. A living legend. Just watch her superbowl performance for proof. She is the single most talented vocalist alive

Truly up there with Born This Way

30 The Clockwork Fable - Gandalf's Fist
31 Rebel Heart - Madonna
32 Lemonade - Beyoncé
33 Big Fat Lie - Nicole Scherzinger
34 All or Nothing - Juliet Simms
35 Light Me Up - The Pretty Reckless
36 The Weird and Wonderful Marmozets - Marmozets
37 How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful - Florence + the Machine
38 Giles Corey - Giles Corey
39 At the Edge of Time - Blind Guardian
40 Liberation - Christina Aguilera
41 Folklore - Big Big Train
42 Prism - Katy Perry

Prism is without any doubts Katy Perry's best album. She won many awards for her song, Dark Horse from this album.

43 The King of Limbs - Radiohead
44 Beyond the Red Mirror - Blind Guardian
45 Peligro - Reik

Best latin album of the decade. Best album of the band. - keyson

46 Uno! - Green Day

Green Day regains the energy shown in their first albums, and it sounds excellent. - keyson

47 The 20/20 Experience - Justin Timberlake

This hoe lit

48 Random Access Memories - Daft Punk
49 Noise Floor - Spock’s Beard
50 The Satanist - Behemoth
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Top Remixes (17)

1. The Money Store - Death Grips
2. Strange Mercy - St. Vincent
3. Art Angels - Grimes
1. To Pimp a Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar
2. Good Kid: M.A.A.D City - Kendrick Lamar
3. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye West
1. Madness - Sleeping With Sirens
2. All or Nothing - Juliet Simms
3. Joanne - Lady Gaga

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