Tuesday, December 31, 2019

2010s: Top 100 Albums

First posted 5/25/2015; updated 10/13/2020.

2010-2019:

The Top 100 Albums

These are the top albums from 2010-2019 according to Dave’s Music Database, which factors in sales, chart data, awards, album ratings, and appearances on best-of lists. Compilations, archival recordings, and reissues are not factored into this list.

Also, check out annual picks for album of the year.

1. Adele 21 (2011)
2. Taylor Swift 1989 (2014)
3. Adele 25 (2015)
4. Kendrick Lamar Damn. (2017)
5. Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly (2015)
6. Frank Ocean Channel Orange (2012)
7. Beyoncé Lemonade (2016)
8. Kendrick Lamar Good Kid m.A.A.d. City (2012)
9. Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
10. Arcade Fire The Suburbs (2010)

11. Eminem Recovery (2010)
12. Frozen (soundtrack, 2013)
13. Taylor Swift Red (2012)
14. Ed Sheeran ÷ (Divide) (2017)
15. Katy Perry Teenage Dream (2010)
16. Ed Sheeran X (Multiply) (2014)
17. Drake Views (2016)
18. Beyoncé Beyoncé (2013)
19. David Bowie Blackstar (2016)
20. Taylor Swift Speak Now (2010)

21. Lady Antebellum Need You Now (2010)
22. Sam Smith In the Lonely Hour (2014)
23. Kacey Musgraves Golden Hour (2018)
24. Chris Stapleton Traveller (2015)
25. Drake Take Care (2011)
26. Mumford & Sons Babel (2012)
27. Frank Ocean Blonde (2016)
28. Bilie Eilish When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (2019)
29. PJ Harvey Let England Shake (2011)
30. Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires of the City (2013)

31. Lorde Melodrama (2017)
32. Bruno Mars Doo Wops & Hooligans (2010)
33. U2 Songs of Innocence (2014)
34. Rihanna Anti (2016)
35. The Greatest Showman (soundtrack, 2018)
36. Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience (2013)
37. Daft Punk Random Access Memories (2013)
38. Lady Gaga Born This Way (2011)
39. Lin-Manuel Miranda (composer) Hamilton (cast: 2015)
40. Kacey Musgraves Same Trailer, Different Park (2013)

41. Drake Scorpion (2018)
42. Arctic Monkeys AM (2013)
43. The Weeknd Beauty Behind the Madness (2015)
44. Lana Del Rey Born to Die (2012)
45. Janelle Monáe The ArchAndroid (2010)
46. D’Angelo & the Vanguard Black Messiah (2015)
47. Imagine Dragons Night Visions (2012)
48. Kanye West Yeezus (2013)
49. Bruno Mars 24K Magic (2016)
50. The War on Drugs Lost in the Dream (2014)

51. Beck Morning Phase (2014)
52. The Black Keys Brothers (2010)
53. Michael Bublé Christmas (2011)
54. St. Vincent St. Vincent (2014)
55. Sturgill Simpson A Sailor’s Guide to Earth (2016)
56. Solange A Seat at the Table (2016)
57. Miranda Lambert Platinum (2014)
58. Bruce Springsteen Wrecking Ball (2012)
59. Rihanna Loud (2010)
60. Fiona Apple The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do (2012)

61. Bruno Mars Unorthodox Jukebox (2012)
62. LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening (2010)
63. Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013)
64. Taylor Swift Reputation (2017)
65. Jack White Blunderbuss (2012)
66. Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell (2015)
67. Lorde Pure Heroine (2013)
68. Tame Impala Currents (2015)
69. Justin Bieber My World 2.0 (2010)
70. Glee Cast Volume 3: Showstoppers (TV soundtrack, 2010)

71. Eric Church Chief (2011) 72. Bon Iver Bon Iver (2011)
73. Luke Combs Crash My Party (2013)
74. Post Malone Beerbongs & Bentleys (2018)
75. Ariana Grande Thank U, Next (2019)
76. Justin Bieber Purpose (2015)
77. Drake If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late (2015)
78. Jason Aldean My Kinda Party (2010)
79. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper A Star Is Born (soundtrack, 2018)
80. Ed Sheeran Plus (+) (2011)

81. The National High Violet (2010)
82. Robyn Body Talk (2010)
83. Florence + the Machine Ceremonials (2011)
84. Alabama Shake Sound & Color (2015)
85. Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool (2016)
86. Nicki Minaj Pink Friday (2010)
87. Coldplay Mylo Xyloto (2011)
88. Florence + the Machine How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful (2015)
89. Foo Fighters Wasting Light (2011)
90. Beach House Teen Dream (2010)

91. Jay-Z & Kanye West Watch the Throne (2011)
92. Janelle Monáe Dirty Computer (2018)
93. Luke Combs This One’s for You (2017)
94. Jay-Z 4:44 (2017)
95. Beck Colors (2017)
96. Kings of Leon Come Around Sundown (2010)
97. Nicki Minaj Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (2012)
98. Beyoncé Four (2011)
99. Arcade Fire Reflektor (2013)
100. Emeli Sande Our Version of Events (2012)


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