Top Ten Rock Albums
of Each Year - 2010-2019

Criteria: These Albums were chosen for their immediate and lasting popularity, impact, influence, originality, and acclaim from critics and musicians.

Top Ten Rock Albums of 2010

1. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye West
2. The Suburbs - Arcade Fire
3. This is Happening - LCD Soundsystem
4. Doo Wops & Hooligans - Bruno Mars
5. Brothers - The Black Keys
6. Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty - Big Boi
7. Soldier of Love - Sade
8. The ArchAndroid - Janelle Monáe
9. Contra - Vampire Weekend
10. Teenage Dream - Katy Perry
Top Ten Rock Albums of 2011

1. 21 - Adele
2. Take Care - Drake
3. Born This Way - Lady Gaga
4. Watch the Throne - Jay-Z and Kanye West
5. Bon Iver - Bon Iver
6. 4 - Beyonce
7. Wasting Light - Foo Fighters
8. Let England Shake - PJ Harvey
9. Barton Hollow - The Civil Wars
10. 50 Words for Snow - Kate Bush
Top Ten Rock Albums of 2012

1. good kid, M.A.D.D. city - Kendrick Lamar
2. Channel Orange - Frank Ocean
3. Babel - Mumford & Sons
4. Red - Taylor Swift
5. Some Nights - fun.
6. The Idler Wheel - Fiona Apple
7. Unorthodox Jukebox - Bruno Mars
8. Wrecking Ball - Bruce Springsteen
9. Blunderbuss - Jack White
10. The Heist - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Top Ten Rock Albums of 2013

1. Random Access Memories - Daft Punk
2. The 20/20 Experience - Justin Timberlake
3. Yeezus - Kanye West
4. Modern Vampires of the City - Vampire Weekend
5. AM - Arctic Monkeys
6. The Next Day - David Bowie
7. mbv - My Bloody Valentine
8. Beyoncé - Beyoncé
9. Paramore - Paramore
10. Nothing Was the Same - Drake
Top Ten Rock Albums of 2014

1. 1989 - Taylor Swift
2. Black Messiah - D'Angelo & The Vanguard
3. Run the Jewels II - Run the Jewels
4. In the Lonely Hour - Sam Smith
5. X - Ed Sheeran
6. Lost in the Dream - The War on Drugs
7. St. Vincent - St. Vincent
8. High Hopes - Bruce Springsteen
9. G I R L - Pharrell Williams
10. Turn Blue - The Black Keys
Top Ten Rock Albums of 2015

1. To Pimp a Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar
2. 25 - Adele
3. Carrie & Lowell - Sufjan Stevens
4. Hamilton: Original Broadway Cast Recording - Lin-Manuel Miranda and cast
5. Art Angels - Grimes
6. Beauty Behind the Madness - The Weeknd
7. Sound and Color - Alabama Shakes
8. Emotion - Carly Rae Jepsen
9. Traveller - Chris Stapleton
10. Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit - Courtney Barnett
Top Ten Rock Albums of 2016

1. Lemonade - Beyoncé
2. Blackstar - David Bowie
3. We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service - A Tribe Called Quest
4. A Seat at the Table - Solange
5. Coloring Book - Chance the Rapper
6. A Moon Shaped Pool - Radiohead
7. ANTI - Rihanna
8. The Life of Pablo - Kanye West
9. 22, A Million - Bon Iver
10. Blonde - Frank Ocean
Top Ten Rock Albums of 2017

1. DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar
2. 4:44 - Jay-Z
3. A Crow Looked at Me - Mount Eerie
4. Melodrama - Lorde
5. CTRL - SZA
6. Big Fish Theory - Vince Staples
7. More Life - Drake
8. Divide - Ed Sheeran
9. Reputation - Taylor Swift
10. MASSEDUCTION - St. Vincent
Top Ten Rock Albums of 2018

1. Dirty Computer - Janelle Monáe
2. Sweetener - Ariana Grande
3. Golden Hour - Kacey Musgraves
4. Invasion of Privacy - Cardi B
5. Black Panther soundtrack - Kendrick Lamar & various artists
6. A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships - The 1975
7. Be the Cowboy - Mitski
8. Astroworld - Travis Scott
9. Daytona - Pusha T
10. A Star is Born soundtrack - Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
Top Ten Rock Albums of 2019

1. Norman Fucking Rockwell! - Lana Del Rey
2. When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? - Billie Eilish
3. Cuz I Love You - Lizzo
4. Father of the Bride - Vampire Weekend
5. Lover - Taylor Swift
6. Homecoming: The Live Album - Beyoncé
7. Fear Inoculum - Tool
8. thank u, next - Ariana Grande
9. Ghosteen - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
10. 7 - Lil Nas X

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Last Updated: 2020-01-24
Newly added names are in Red