Billboard (US) - The 100 Greatest Albums of the 2010s

Critics’ end of decade 2010-2019 lists.
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100. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born Soundtrack (2018)

99. Lady Antebellum, Need You Now (2010)

98. Japandroids, Celebration Rock (2012)

97. Porter Robinson, Worlds (2014)

96. Ed Sheeran, x (2014)

95. Chris Stapleton, Traveller (2015)

94. Nipsey Hussle, Victory Lap (2018)

93. P!nk, The Truth About Love (2012)

92. Ozuna, Odisea (2017)

91. Miley Cyrus, Bangerz (2013)

90. Against Me!, Transgender Dysphoria Blues (2014)

89. Childish Gambino, "Awaken, My Love!" (2016)

88. Sky Ferreira, Night Time, My Time (2013)

87. Brandi Carlile, By the Way, I Forgive You (2018)

86. Jonas Brothers, Happiness Begins (2019)

85. J. Cole, 2014 Forest Hills Drive (2014)

84. Rihanna, Loud (2010)

83. Travis Scott, Astroworld (2018)

82. The 1975, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It (2016)

81. Mumford & Songs, Sigh No More (2010)

80. Camila Cabello, Camila (2017)

79. Courtney Barnett, Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit (2015)

78. Adele, 25 (2015)

77. Arctic Monkeys, AM (2013)

76. Lil Uzi Vert, Luv Is Rage 2 (2017)

75. Charli XCX, True Romance (2013)

74. Twenty One Pilots, Blurryface (2015)

73. Kesha, Rainbow (2017)

72. Jenni Rivera, Joyas Prestadas (2011)

71. Maggie Rogers, Heard It in a Past Life (2019)

70. Mac Miller, Swimming (2018)

69. Bruno Mars, 24K Magic (2016)

68. HAIM, Days Are Gone (2013)

67. Rae Sremmurd, Sremmlife (2015)

66. Perfume Genius, No Shape (2017)

65. Lizzo, Cuz I Love You (2019)

64. Maren Morris, HERO (2016)

63. Tegan and Sara, Heartthrob (2013)

62. Kanye West, Yeezus (2013)

61. Sam Hunt, Montevallo (2014)

60. Florence + the Machine, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful (2015)

59. Pusha T, Daytona (2018)

58. Sufjan Stevens, Carrie and Lowell (2015)

57. Calvin Harris, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 (2017)

56. Bon Iver, Bon Iver (2011)

55. The Black Keys, Brothers (2010)

54. Tyler, the Creator, IGOR (2019)

53. Jay-Z, 4:44 (2017)

52. Anderson .Paak, Malibu (2016)

51. Taylor Swift, Speak Now (2010)

50. Carly Rae Jepsen, EMOTION (2015)

49. David Bowie, Blackstar (2016)

48. Kendrick Lamar, DAMN. (2017)

47. J. Balvin, Vibras (2017)

46. Disclosure, Settle (2013)

45. Drake, Nothing Was the Same (2013)

44. Various Artists, Hamilton Original Cast Album (2015)

43. One Direction, Four (2014)

42. Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour (2014)

41. Grimes, Art Angels (2015)

40. Future, DS2 (2015)

39. LCD Soundsystem, This Is Happening (2010)

38. Ariana Grande, Sweetener (2018)

37. Paramore, Paramore (2013)

36. D'Angelo and the Vanguard, Black Messiah (2014)

35. Chance the Rapper, Acid Rap (2013)

34. 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)

33. Janelle Monáe, Dirty Computer (2018)

32. Tame Impala, Currents (2015)

31. Lana Del Rey, Born to Die (2012)

30. Justin Bieber, Purpose (2015)

29. Miguel, Kaleidoscope Dream (2012)

28. Frank Ocean, Blonde (2016)

27. Billie Eilish, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (2019)

26. Arcade Fire, The Suburbs (2010)

25. Rosalía, El Mal Querer (2018)

24. Jay-Z & Kanye West, Watch the Throne (2011)

23. Lorde, Pure Heroine (2013)

22. SZA, Ctrl (2017)

21. Lady Gaga, Born This Way (2011)

20. The Weeknd, House of Balloons (2011)

19. Taylor Swift, 1989 (2014)

18. Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City (2013)

17. Solange, A Seat at the Table (2016)

16. Drake, Take Care (2011)

15. Kendrick Lamar, good kid, m.A.A.d city (2012)

14. Katy Perry, Teenage Dream (2010)

13. Cardi B, Invasion of Privacy (2018)

12. Daft Punk, Random Access Memories (2013)

11. Beyoncé, Beyoncé (2013)

10. Adele, 21 (2011)

9. Robyn, Body Talk (2010)

8. Ariana Grande, Thank U Next (2019)

7. Rihanna, Anti (2016)

6. Kacey Musgraves, Golden Hour (2018)

5. Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly (2016)

4. Taylor Swift, Red (2012)

3. Frank Ocean, Channel Orange (2012)

2. Beyoncé, Lemonade (2016)

1. Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)

Seeing Japandroids on this otherwise pretty monochrome list made me chuckle.
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Can someone care to give me the appeal behind Red by Taylor Swift? It looks like it's gonna be high on the EOD lists, but i've personally never gotten the hype.
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Cold Butterfly wrote: Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:19 pm Can someone care to give me the appeal behind Red by Taylor Swift? It looks like it's gonna be high on the EOD lists, but i've personally never gotten the hype.
Red truly is the biggest shock, it's coming out of nowhere. I mean the album barely did well on 2012 EOY lists, but it suddenly makes appearance in many EOD lists heck even overshadows 1989. Judging from recent article/retrospective review, Red probably will chart high on Rolling Stone/Spin and other publications.
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Red came out right before the poptimism movement took off. I personally like many of the tracks from it ("All Too Well", "Sad Beautiful Tragic") but don't know if it's consistent on the whole. I'd be happier if the love people showing to the album as a whole was instead given to specifically "All Too Well" as a track, or even the singles.
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Seems like they tried to toe the line between good and popular, not always successfully.
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I prefer 1989 to Red.
I feel like that
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Red makes more sense to me than 1989; while 1989 is clearly the more populist pick and had the greater cultural saturation, it's also...a bit obvious and middle-brow? Red was Swift's real first foray into mainstream pop, press releases to the contrary be damned, and the lyrical content on 1989 is pretty watered-down. Red isn't a perfect album, but it does do everything that Swift claimed 1989 did.

I never cared for 1989 to be honest, the production is pretty dull throughout. Only Style (speaking of, where is that song on these lists) and the Antonoff tracks have any real life to them.
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As a longtime fan, Red isn't my personal favorite either. And I agree that All Too Well (and Shake It Off) is where I expected most of her recognition.

But with that said, I'm glad she's finally getting some of the critical recognition she deserves. I could be missing a few, but I believe she joins the following artists as artists currently with 2 top 50 albums of the decade:

Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar
Frank Ocean
Grimes
Beyonce
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