Mandatory Top 10 of the 2010s: The Best Music Albums of the Decade

The 2010s have been a chaotic decade for music. The music industry changed as much as everything else. Rappers showed their sensitive sides. The many feuds of Taylor Swift polarized America. The whims of sleazy record execs lost out to the internet’s democracy. Listeners transcended CDs, free to sail an endless sea of downloaded or streaming music. Despite this, the album endures as music’s dominant mode. From the warbling of Lana del Rey to the poetics of Frank Ocean, we look back at some of the best albums of this decade.

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