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Billboard's 20 Best Albums of the 2010s (So Far)

Billboard's 20 Best Albums of the 2010s (So Far)

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20. Lana Del Rey - Born To Die

Lana Del Rey - Born To Die
January 31, 2012
Critic Score
61
33 reviews

19. James Blake - James Blake

James Blake - James Blake
February 8, 2011
Critic Score
81
30 reviews

18. Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More

Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
October 2, 2009
Critic Score
71
16 reviews

17. Jason Aldean - My Kinda Party

Jason Aldean - My Kinda Party
November 2, 2010
Critic Score
74
2 reviews

16. Lorde - Pure Heroine

Lorde - Pure Heroine
September 30, 2013
Critic Score
78
30 reviews
Built around producer Joel Little's deep bass rumbles, lilting loops and programmed beats, the album evokes the shadowy sonics of Massive Attack and the XX. In the center of the heaviness, however, is a 16-year-old with a dynamic voice and an even better pop sensibility.

15. Disclosure - Settle

Disclosure - Settle
June 3, 2013
Critic Score
76
29 reviews

They're still more interested in presenting exhilarating dance music than trying to analyze its power.

14. Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience

Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience
March 19, 2013
Critic Score
73
31 reviews

12. Taylor Swift - Red

Taylor Swift - Red
October 22, 2012
Critic Score
73
16 reviews

11. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City

Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
May 14, 2013
Critic Score
83
37 reviews

On "Modern Vampires," there's no reaching for the elusive crossover hit, no beating listeners over the head with overdone choruses -- just quality music, which, so far, has worked out just fine.

10. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver

Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver
June 21, 2011
Critic Score
84
32 reviews

9. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories

Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
May 21, 2013
Critic Score
83
38 reviews

"Random Access Memories" is a messy album, filled with passages that can be trimmed and one or two too many plodding songs. But it's also fantastic to hear these masterminds trying again.

8. Kanye West & Jay-Z - Watch the Throne

Kanye West & Jay-Z - Watch the Throne
August 8, 2011
Critic Score
74
28 reviews

7. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
August 3, 2010
Critic Score
89
35 reviews

At 16 tracks, this dense, complicated set covers considerably more stylistic territory than either of the band's previous albums.

6. Drake - Take Care

Drake - Take Care
November 15, 2011
Critic Score
78
27 reviews

5. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city

Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city
October 22, 2012
Critic Score
89
26 reviews

4. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
July 17, 2012
Critic Score
91
33 reviews

No matter what Ocean's mood is on the album, the songs sound fantastic.

3. Adele - 21

Adele - 21
February 22, 2011
Critic Score
78
18 reviews

2. Beyoncé - Beyoncé

Beyoncé - Beyoncé
December 13, 2013
Critic Score
83
28 reviews
It's as impressive an accomplishment creatively as it is for shifting the industry towards a more nontraditional take on the "single-album-tour" strategy.

1. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
November 22, 2010
Critic Score
91
38 reviews
Needless to say, West has proved once again that he is most on point in the face of adversity.
Original Source: http://www.billboard.com/photos/6436436/20-best-albums-2010s-half-decade?i=541913
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