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Top 500 Albums of the 2010s Countdown

2010s Albums

Voting is closed and we've begun tallying the top albums of the 2010s! Now, listen as we count down the Top 500 vote getters, Monday, December 5th through Friday, December 9th.

Just before we reach #1, we'll draw the winner of the pair of tickets to see Death Cab For Cutie at Old Forester’s Paristown Hall on Friday, January 27th! 

Keep an eye on this page for hourly updates of which albums made the countdown!

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500- Sigur Ros - Kveikur
499- Brazilian Girls - Lets Make Love
498- Courtney Barnett - The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas
497- King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - I'm In Your Mind Fuzz
496- Felice Brothers - Celebration, Florida
495- Of Monsters and Men - My Head Is An Animal
494- Beck - Colors
493- Iron and Wine - Kiss Each Other Clean
492- Beach House - 7
491- Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
490- Ezra Collective - Chapter 7
489- mister heavenly - out of love
488- Jim James - Regions of Light and Sound of God
487- Parquet Courts - Wide Awake
486- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Mojo
485- Joseph - I'm Alone, No You're Not
484- Turnpike Troubadours - Goodbye Normal Street
483- Kopecky Family Band - Kids Raising Kids
482- Rural Alberta Advantage - The Wild
481- Jim James - Uniform Distortion
480- Muse - The 2nd Law
479- The Afghan Whigs - Do To The Beast
478- Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball
477- Fun - Some Nights
476- The Deloreans - American Craze
475- Tool - Fear Inoculum
474- Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan
473- War on Drugs - Slave AmbientJohn
472- Junip - Fields
471-Tyler Childers - Country Squire
470- Of Monsters and Men - Beneath the Skin
469- Childish Gambino - Camp
468- Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Push The Sky Away
467- Kishi Bashi - 151a
466- Coldplay - Ghost Stories
465- Regina Spektor - What We Saw From the Cheap Seats
464- Kings of Leon - Come Around Sundown
463- Japanese Breakfast - Soft Sounds from Another Planet
462- Lucy Dacus - Historian
461- Appalatin - Vida
460- Jill Sobule - Nostalgia Kills
459- Sharon Jones - Give The People What They Want
458- Feist - Metals
457- Portugal The Man - Evil Friends
456- James Blake - James Blake
455- Menzingers - On The Impossible Past
454-Claypool Lennon Delirium - Monolith of Phobos
453- Sharon Jones - I Learned The Hard Way
452- Needtobreathe - Rivers in the Wasteland
451- David Bowie - The Next Day
450- Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga - Cheek to Cheek
449- Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow
448- Punch Brothers - Who's Feeling Young Now
447- Joan Shelley - Electric Ursa
446 - Khruangbin - Con Todo el Mundo
445 - Sharon Van Etten - Are We There
444 - De La Soul - And the Anonymous Nobody
443 - Preservation Hall Jazz Band - An Album To Benefit Preservation Hall & TPHM Music Outreach Program
442 - Jay Som - Anak Ko
441- A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From HereThank You For Your Service
440 - Phish - Fuego
439 - Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can
438 - Trombone Shorty - Backatown
437 - Best Coast - Crazy for You
436 - Spoon - Hot Thoughts
435 - Gary Clark Jr - The Bright Lights EP
434 - Lonely Island - Turtleneck and Chain
433 - Johnny Cash - Out Among the Stars
432 - Kills - Blood Pressures
431 - Mavericks - Mono
430 - Rihanna - Talk that Talk
429 - Gil Scott - Heron - Im New Here
428 - Wolf Alice - My Love is Cool
427 - Big Thief - Two Hands
426 - Alvvays - Antisocialites
425 - Earl Sweatshirt - Doris
424 - Elbow - Build a Rocket
423 - Hiatus Kaiyote - Choose Your Weapon
422 - Cage the Elephant - Tell Me Im Pretty
421 - Nicole Atkins - Mondo Amore
420 - Punch Brothers - The Phosphorescent Blues
419 - Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas
418 - Paul Thorn - Pimps and Preachers
417 - Angel Olsen - All Mirrors
416 - Taylor Swift - Speak Now
415 - First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar
414 - Grimes - Art Angels
413 - Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory
412 - Passion Pit - Gossamer
411 - Ryan Adams - Ryan Adams
410 - The Weeknd - Beauty Behind The Madness
409 - Metric - Synthetica
408 - Wilco - The Whole Love
407 - Savages - Silence Yourself
406 - Gallant - Ology
405 - Dave Matthews Band - Come Tomorrow
404 - Mayer Hawthorne - How Do You Do
403 - Morrissey - Low In High School
402 - Bob Mould - Sunshine Rock
401 - Natalie Maines - Mother
400 - Ed Sheeran - X
399 - Leonard Cohen - Popular Problems
398 - London Grammar - If You Wait
397 - Grimes - Visions
396 - Beck - Hyperspace
395 - Twin Shadow - Eclipse
394 - Alt-J - This Is All Yours
393 - Phosphorescent - Muchacho
392 - Zac Brown Band - You Get What You Give
391 - Lana Del Ray - Norman Fucking Rockwell
390 - Cage the Elephant - Thank You Happy Birthday
389 - Dave Matthews Band - Away From the World
388 - Ride - Weather Diaries
387 - Modest Mouse - Stranger To Ourselves
386 - Shovels & Rope - O Be Joyful
385 - Ryan Adams - 1989
384 - Pixies - Indie Cindy
383- Best Coast - California Nights
382- Mumford and Sons - Delta
381- Juliana Hatfield - Whatever My Love
380- Old 97s - Most Messed Up
379- Jenny and Johnny - I'm Having Fun Now
378- Lake Street Dive - Bad Self Portraits
377- Jim James - Eternally Even
376- Future Islands - Singles
375- Joan Shelley - Joan Shelley
374- Hamilton Leithauser - I Had A Dream That You Were Mine
373- Willie Nelson - Heroes
372- FKA Twigs - Magdelene
371- Alt-J - Relaxer
370- Nicole Atkins - Slow Phaser
369- Heartless Bastards - Arrow
368- Radiohead - The King of Limbs
367- Local Natives - Hummingbird
366- Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros - Self Titled
365- Wilco - Schmilco
364- Elvis Costello - Look Now
363- Mayer Hawthorne - Where Does This Door Go
362- Jack Garratt - Phase
361- Morcheeba - Blood Like Lemonade
360- Justin Townes Earle - Harlem River Blues
359- Kings of Leon - Mechanical Bull
358- Sabina Sciubba - Toujours
357- Sade - Soldier of Love
356- Todd Rundgren - White Knight
355- Emily King - Scenery
354- Sharon Van Etten - Epic
353- Decemberists - What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World
352- Django Django - Marble Skies
351- Florence + The Machine - High As Hope
350- A Perfect Circle - Eat the Elephant
349- mewithoutYou - Untitled
348- Hamilton Leithauser - Black Hours
347- Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again
346- The Who - Who
345- James Blunt - Some Kind of Trouble
344- The New Pornographers - Brill Bruisers
343- Hard Working Americans - Hard Working Americans
342- Band of Horses - Mirage Rock
341- Margo Price - All American Made
340- Grace Potter - Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
339- Macklemore and Ryan Lewis - The Heist
338- St. Paul & The Broken Bones - Half the City
337- Grace Potter - The Lion, The Beast, The Beat
336- Wolf Alice - Visions of a Life
335- Tyler Childers - Bibles and Bottles
334- John Legend and The Roots - Wake Up!
333- Counting Crows - Underwater Sunshine
332- Broken Bells - Broken Bells
331- Garbage - Not Your Kind of People
330- Kills - Ash and Ice
329 - Gary Clark Jr. - The Story of Sonny Boy Slim
328 - Cults - Static
327 - Neko Case - The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You
326 - Jungle - Jungle
325 - Tune Yards - WHOKILL
324 - Destroyer - Kaputt
323 - David Byrne - American Utopia Soundtrack
322 - Snail Mail - Lush
321 - Joan Shelley - Over and Even
320 - Weird Al Yankovic - Mandatory Fun
319 - Jukebox The Ghost - Jukebox The Ghost
318 - Joy Williams - Front Porch
317 - Cabin - It Is What It Looks Like
316 - Widespread Panic - Dirty Side Down
315 - Poliça - Give You The Ghost
314 - Wilco - Star Wars
313 - Tim Krekel Orchestra - Soul Season
312 - Lucinda Williams - Blessed
311 - The Roots - Undun
310 - Hold Steady - Heaven Is Whenever
309 - Paul Weller - A Kind Revolution
308 - Bright Eyes - The Peoples Key
307 - Nice As F*ck - Nice As F*ck
306 - Silversun Pickups - Better Nature
305 - Morcheeba - Head Up High
304 - Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate
303 - Elbow - The Takeoff and Landing of Everything
302 - Pixies - Head Carrier
301 - Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - Here We Rest
300 - Jenny Lewis - The Voyager
299 - Dave Rawlings Machine - Nashville Obsolete
298 - She & Him - Volume 2
297 - Leon Bridges - Good Thing
296 - Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady
295 - Echo In The Canyon O.S.T. with Jakob Dylan and Company
294 - Joanna Newsom - Divers
293 - Big Thief - Capacity
292 - Roky Erickson with Okkervil River - True Love Cast Out All Evil
291 - Puscifer - Money Shot
290 - Patty Griffin - American Kid
289 - Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence
288 - Mac Miller - Macadelic
287 - Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising
286 - Frank Turner - Be More Kind
285 - Gary Clark, Jr. - Blak & Blu
284 - Minor Alps - Get There
283 - Purple Mountains - Purple Mountains
282 - Josh Rouse - The Embers of Time
281 - The Tallest Man on Earth - The Wild Hunt
280 - Flume - Skin
279 - Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes
278 - David Byrne & St. Vincent - Love This Giant
277 - Nicole Atkins - Goodnight Rhonda Lee
276 - Paul Simon - So Beautiful or So What
275 - Kings of Leon - WALLS
274 - Ray Lamontagne - Supernova
273 - Cat Power - Sun
272 - Kesha - Rainbow
271 - Tune-Yards - Nikki Nack
270 - Thee Oh Sees - Putrifiers II
269 - Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork
268 - Solange - A Seat At The Table
267 - Counting Crows - Somewhere Under Wonderland
266- Alejandro Escovedo - Burn Something Beautiful
265- Band of Horses - Infinite Arms
264- Cars - Move Like This
263- Silversun Pickups - Neck of the Woods
262- John Legend - Love in the Future
261- Sturgill Simpson - High Top Mountain
260- Mark Ronson - Uptown Special
259- Blondie - Pollinator
258- Head and the Heart - Signs of Light
257- Wax Fang - Victory Laps
256- Santigold - 99 Cents
255- Sparks - Hippopotamus
254- Black Keys - Turn Blue
253- Dead Weather - Dodge and Burn
252- Scissor Sisters - Night Work
251- Low - C'mon
250- Kevin Morby - Singing Saw
249- Glen Campbell - Ghost on the Canvas
248- Wye Oak - The Louder I Call The Faster It Runs
247- xx - coexist
246- St Vincent - Masseduction
245- Neko Case - Hell - On
244- Against Me - White Crosses
243- Khruangbin - The Universe Smiles Upon You
242- Yes - Topographic Drama
241- Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer, Different Park
240- Electric Light Orchestra/Jeff Lynne's ELO - From Out of Nowhere
239- Sharon Van Etten - Tramp
238- Mars Volta - Noctourniquet
237- Joan Shelley - Ginko
236- Hayes Carll - KMAG YOYO (and Other American Stories)
235- Mumford and Sons - Wilder Mind
234- Phoenix - Bankrupt
233- Trashcan Sinatras - Wild Pendulum
232- Umphrey's McGee - Similar Skin
231- Mac Miller - Swimming
230- Peter Gabriel - Scratch My Back
229- Greta Van Fleet - Anthem for a Peaceful Army
228- Nick Cave - Skeleton Tree
227- Queens of the Stone Age - Villains
226- Guster - Evermotion
225- Real Estate - Atlas
224- Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me
223- Sharon Jones - Soul of a Woman
222- Vandaveer - Dig Down Deep
221- Of Monsters and Men - Fever Dream
220- Fontaines D.C. - Dogrel
219- Alejandro Escovedo - The Crossing
218- Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Wig Out At Jagbags
217- Janes Addiction - The Great Escape Artist
216- Angel Olsen - My Woman
215- Manchester Orchestra - Simple Math
214- Fitz and the Tantrums - More Than Just A Dream
213- Broken Bells - After the Disco
212 - Chvrches - Love is Dead
211 - Lana Del Ray - Born to Die
210 - Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire
209 - Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats - Tearing at the Seams
208 - Duran Duran - All You Need Is Now
207 - Everest - On Approach
206 - Spoon - They Want My Soul
205 - 1975 - I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it
204 - Sleater - Kinney - No Cities to Love
203 - PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
202 - R.E.M. - Collapse Into Now
201 - Tyler Childers - Live on Red Barn Radio I and II
200 - Chris Cornell - Higher Truth
199 - Waxahatchee - Out In The Storm
198 - Gillian Welch - The Harrow and the Harvest
197 - Richard Thompson - Electric
196 - Metallica - Hardwired to Self - destruct
195 - Soundgarden - King Animal
194 - Breeders - All Nerve
193 - Tom Waits - Bad As Me
192 - Tennis - Yours Conditionally
191 - Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto
190 - Beach House - Bloom
189 - Spoon - Transference
188 - Depeche Mode - Spirit
187 - Kylie Minogue - Aphrodite
186 - Lucinda Williams - Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone
185 - Foals - What Went Down
184 - Mac DeMarco - Salad Days
183 - Titus Andronicus - The Monitor
182 - Trampled By Turtles - Palomino
181 - Blur - The Magic Whip
180 - John Paul White - The Hurting Kind
179 - Wild Nothing - Indigo
178 - Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - S/T
177 - Glass Animals - Zaba
176 - Kaleo - A/B
175 - The National - Trouble Will Find Me
174 - The Beths - Future Me Hates Me
173 - Bon Iver - Bon Iver
172 - Childish Gambino - Because The Internet
171 - Phantogram - Eyelid Movie
170 - Death Cab For Cutie - Codes and Keys
169 - Aldous Harding - Designer
168 - TV On The Radio - Seeds
167 - Dawes - Nothing Is Wrong
166 - Beach House - Depression Cherry
165 - Shabazz Palaces - Black Up
164 - Haim - Something to Tell You
163 - The Shins - Port of Morrow
162 - Frightened Rabbit - Painting of a Panic Attack
161 - Mitski - Be The Cowboy
160 - Jimmy Eat World - Invented
159 - Beyonce - Beyonce
158 - Weezer - Weezer (The Teal Album)
157 - Brittany Howard - Jamie
156 - Big Thief - Masterpiece
155 - Lord Huron - Lonesome Dreams
154 - Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel...
153 - Jack White - Blunderbuss
152 - U2 - Songs of Innocence
151 - MGMT - Congratulations
150 - Phoebe Bridgers - Stranger In the Alps
149- Tame Impala - InnerSpeaker
148- LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
147- Father John Misty - Fear Fun
146- Jenny Lewis - On the Line
145- Justin Townes Earle - Nothings Gonna Change
144- Guster - Easy Wonderful
143- Arcade Fire - Everything Now
142- U2 - Songs of Experience
141- Trampled by Turtles - Stars and Satellites
140- Portugul. The Man - In The Mountain In The Cloud
139- Avett Brothers - True Sadness
138- Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
137- Local Natives - Gorilla Manor
136- Harry Styles - Fine Line
135- Garbage - Strange Little Birds
134- Foster the People - Torches
133- Turnpike Troubadours - A Long Way From Your Heart
132- Beach House - Teen Dream
131- New Pornographers - Together
130- Frank Ocean - Blonde
129- Florence + the Machine - Ceremonials
128- Tyler, the Creator - Flower Boy
127- King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity
126- Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker
125- First Aid Kit - Ruins
124- Flying Lotus - You're Dead
123- Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels
122- Slowdive - Slowdive
121- Rihanna - Anti
120- Against Me - Transgender Dysphoria Blues
119- St. Vincent - Strange Mercy
118- Janelle Monae - The ArchAndroid
117- Paul McCartney - New
116- Makaya McCraven - Universal Beings
115- Vampire Weekend - Father of the Bride
114- Brandi Carlile - Bear Creek
113- Low - Double Negative
112- Paramore - After Laughter
111- Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience
110- War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding
109- Mitski - Puberty 2
108- Brian Eno & Karl Hyde - Someday World
107 - Sturgill Simpson - Sound and Fury
106 - Tame Impala - Lonerism
105 - White Reaper - The Worlds Best American Band
104 - St. Vincent - St. Vincent
103 - Harry Styles - Harry Styles
102 - Civil Wars - Barton Hollow
101 - Brandi Carlile - The Firewatchers Daughter
100 - Beyonce - 4
99 - Chance the rapper - Acid Rap
98 - Anderson Paak - Malibu
97 - Jack White - Lazaretto
96 - Beck - Morning Phase
95 - Hozier - Hozier
94 - Maggie Rogers - Heard It in a Past Life
93 - J. Roddy Walston & The Business - J. Roddy Walston & The Business
92 - Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
91 - Adele - 25
90 - Lord Huron - Strange Trails
89 - Florence + the Machine - How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
88 - Head and the Heart - The Head and the Heart
87 - Sylvan Esso - Sylvan Esso
86 - Sleigh Bells - Treats
85 - Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell
84 - Haim - Days Are Gone
83 - Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt
82 - Bon Iver - 22, A Million
81 - Childish Gambino - "Awaken, My Love!"
80 - Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
79 - Bleachers - Gone Now
78 - Japandroids - Celebration Rock
77 - War On Drugs - Lost In The Dream
76 - Kamasi Washington - The Epic
75 - Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - The Nashville Sound
74 - Ray Lamontagne & The Pariah Dogs - God Willin' and The Creek Don't Rise
73 - Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
72 - The Decemberists - The King Is Dead
71 - Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
70 - Billie Eilish - When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
69 - Vampire Weekend - Contra
68 - Houndmouth - Little Neon Limelight
67 - Lorde - Pure Heroine
66 - Dawes - All Your Favorite Bands
65 - Run The Jewels - Run The Jewels 2
64 - Chvrches - The Bones of What You Believe
63 - Taylor Swift - Reputation
62 - Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
61 - Kendrick Lamar - DAMN
60- Robyn - Body Talk
59- Black Keys - El Camino
58- Mumford and Sons - Babel
57- Laura Marling - Once I Was An Eagle
56- Lumineers - Cleopatra
55- Carly Rae Jepsen - Emotion
54- Alt -J - An Awesome Wave
53- Cage the Elephant - Melophobia
52- Avett Brothers - The Carpenter
51-Tanya Tucker - While I’m Living
50- D'Angelo and the Vanguard - Black Messiah
49- Turnpike Troubadours - Diamonds and Gasoline
48- Paramore - Paramore
47- Taylor Swift - Red
46- Tyler Childers - Purgatory
45- Lizzo - Cuz I Love You
44- Frightened Rabbit - The Winter of Mixed Drinks
43- Lori McKenna - The Bird and the Rifle
42- Valerie June - Order of Time
41- Yola - Walk Through Fire
40- EL VY - Return To the Moon
39- Lady Gaga - Born This Way
38- Brandy Clark - 12 Stories
37- The National - High Violet
36- Houndmouth - From the Hills Below the City
35- Mary Gauthier - Rifles and Rosary Beads
34- Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
33- Sturgill Simpson - A Sailors Guide to Earth
32- Alabama Shakes - Boys and Girls
31- Arcade Fire - Reflektor
30 - Black Keys - Brothers
29 - Chris Stapleton - Traveller
28 - SZA - Ctrl
27 - LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
26 - Alabama Shakes - Sound and Color
25 - Jason Isbell - Something More Than Free
24 - Chance the Rapper - Coloring Book
23 - Margo Price - Midwest Farmers Daughter
22 - Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear
21 - John Prine - The Tree of Forgiveness
20 - My Morning Jacket - The Waterfall
19 - Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer
18 - Arctic Monkeys - AM
17 - Sturgill Simpson - Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
16 - The Highwomen - The Highwomen
15 - Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires In The City
14 - Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city
13 - Taylor Swift - 1989
12 - Drive-by Truckers - American Band
11 - Tame Impala - Currents
10 - Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
9 - Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour
8 - Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit
7 - David Bowie - Blackstar
6 - Jason Isbell - Southeastern
5 - Adele - 21
4 - Beyonce - Lemonade
3 - Brandi Carlile - By The Way, I Forgive You
2 - Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
1 - My Morning Jacket - Circuital