Complete week-by-week rock chart archives are onine for the entire period. Likewise his music bears echoes of prog’s legends while also having one foot firmly in the modern (prog) world of Radiohead and Opeth. The Book Of Souls proved why. As the 2010s reach their end, we present the 50 best rock albums the decade had to offer, as voted for by you guys. So, we followed a character on a quest through an antique sci-fi world teeming with pirates, anarchists, explorers and carnival dwellers. We still had record players at home, downloads was the big thing, Adele and Drake were promising newcomers at best and nobody had heard about streaming platforms. US critically acclaimed rapper Kendrick Lamar is 18th at 28.6 million, on a virtual tie with Lady Gaga who finished the decade as strong as she started it. Doo-Wops & Hooligans and Unorthodox Jukebox are respectively the 6th and 13th biggest releases of the 2010s. Afterwards, she has been way less productive, with only one album, ANTI, in 2016. For artists, that’s the tricky part. This North American success was soon to become wider and wider until become an inevitable figure every time we list the World’s top performers. The former, about a ‘warrior struggling to remain relevant’ – make of that what you will, given their recorded absence – was the closest thing to a conventional single, though it confused with its multiple false endings.Â. England and Wales company registration number 2008885. 21 and 25 are respectively the #1 and #2 albums of the decade, the former with 46 million sales. Ed Sheeran, Eminem, BTS, Drake, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Adele, One Direction Genius. he belongs to the very best selling acts of all-time. The Canadian idol owns 6 of the top 45 tracks of all-time on Spotify, and his comeback is getting closer than ever. By Insights into the best artists of the past 10 years. Where all those fictitious numbers come from???? Future Publishing Limited Quay House, The Ambury, It isn’t about listening to one song randomly from a playlist. Filtered through the Victorian fiction of HG Wells and Jules Verne, this idea of ‘a future as seen from the past’, had been championed by writers including Peart’s friend, Kevin J Anderson. We step up several millions to meet Ariana Grande at 14 with 34.5 million. Yet those live shows are teeming with the group’s unapologetic self-belief — Foxing plays like it wants to be the rock band … During the 2010s, Taylor Swift took the risk of changing her sound in spite of massive success in the US with her country recordings. By the time 2018 arrived, they could have justifiably joined contemporaries in plundering the nostalgia circuit. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Join us all month long as we celebrate the best music, film, and television of the decade.Yesterday, we shared the Top 100 Songs of the 2010s.Today, we continue with the Top 25 Rock … The way he ranks 4th among the top sellers of the decade is simply incredible. To her fans, skip this article. Her switch to pure pop music succeeded better than anyone could have hoped. Against Me! It was a thoroughly modern record but, as ever, Peart’s ear for the mythic added Xanadu-like grandeur to the music. Seven Cities Of Gold was inspired by tales of Spanish conquistadors, and it was a monolithic, shifting rocker that heralded the character’s entry into the belly of the beast, El Dorado. In a strange way, the Foo Fighters had become the people’s rock band by 2011 – a group who united casual music fans with obsessives who could tell you the middle names of everyone who ever played with Thin Lizzy. Whether the influence was direct or not, when punk/emo bands in the 2010s started making indie, art rock, post-rock, and shoegaze records, … Her decade total is 57.7 million, just enough to feature inside the top 5. Dark in tone and texture and a dash heavier than Maiden had ever sounded before, its eight-and-a-half minutes rushed by in what seemed like half that amount, soaring choruses and a typically deft change of pace midway through adding bite to the barrage.Â, The Book Of Souls was doubtless celebrated most for its epics. The Red And The Black was Steve Harris’ only sole composition here, but it was one of the most exhilarating and fluid things he'd ever written; nearly 14 minutes of interwoven rhythms and riffs, a brief nod to the dramatic thud of Flight Of Icarus here, a dewy-eyed salute to Thin Lizzy there and a healthy slab of mob-friendly backing vocals that ensured this became an immediate live favourite when Maiden took The Book Of Souls out on the road.Â, The same went for the title track, an almost ludicrously grandiose and theatrical affair that crammed more smart ideas into its ten-and-a-half minutes than any band this enduring should have had left in the tank at this point.Â, So far, so brilliant. The band was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl after the death of Kurt Cobain and the dissolution of his previous band. The longest song the band had ever recorded, Empire Of The Clouds was essentially an 18-minute heavy metal opera, replete with Dickinson on piano for the first time and sumptuous orchestral flourishes that added to the song’s cinematic feel.Â. Likewise, the climactic I Can’t Give Everything Away was six minutes of heart-swelling widescreen melodrama that built into an Absolute Beginners-sized epic. It became clear that Blackstar was his goodbye to us all. The past decade has seen the rise of a new pop aristocracy. 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Blackstar began with its title track, a 10-minute mini-symphony of shifting movements and Middle Eastern melodies cloaked in jazzy electronica and muscular beats. Apocalyptica Feat. His “flops” do wonders, his hits are massive, his fan base is global, and his aura means all artists in the industry want him to feature on their songs. To make it short, sales of every format are added together with appropriate weightings. This shows the magnitude of her success. In the end, we think all the bands on our list perform music that has the spirit of rock and roll. He isn’t the most active artist around and his fans are also fairly discreet online. var gcse = document.createElement('script'); Foo Fighters followed theirs with a record that sounded like another Greatest Hits album. Is there anything that Iron Maiden can’t do? The Book Of Souls suggested not. The myth and majesty of Queens Of The Stone Age was always in their immortality. Occasional live guitarist Pat Smear (who played live for Nirvana just prior to Kurt Cobain’s suicide) rejoined the band as a core member, bringing with him a far more muscular and wiry sound, and seemingly freeing Grohl up for more howling at the moon action. They’d been rocking since the stone age, and they would rock until the next. Featuring top rock songs you might've forgotten about and some you haven't, this list of 2010s rock hits includes the most popular music from some of the biggest rock artists today. Red is also among the top 20 albums of the last 10 years while Speak Now is close. Taylor Swift Removing the gloss and shimmer from albums was in itself a contemporary trend around the beginning of the decade, but it turned out the no fuss approach suited the Foos well. It was a heady theme, and Rush cranked up their nonpareil power trio smarts to set it to some of their toughest music. Bloody hell. Purpose is the 11th biggest album of the decade, Baby the 8th biggest song, while nobody forgot his participation on songs like Despacito and Let Me Love You. Their debut Up All Night is among the top 20 albums of the decade, and incredibly continues to do wonders in streaming, as does everything they issued. The 100 Best Songs of the 2010s ... feelings-sharing rock bands, and Latin-pop stars with global ambitions. Fear Inoculum was an intricate record that called for you to reserve judgement until you’d been fully immersed. While his 4th album is still building up, he scores 63.0 million sales for the decade. He scores nearly 40 million units with his 2010s material only. We start our top 20 of the decade from the bottom with a Frenchman. Having been deeply absorbed by popular culture, 50 years in, Rush have reaped the rewards for being themselves. Drake started the decade very strong in the US, quickly shifting over 500,000 pure units in a week with his new albums. 2007’s Snakes & Arrows was a convincing musical statement, with new producer Nick Raskulinecz encouraging the band to take chances and reconnect with their essence as a progressive rock band. As solo artists, they are facing some up and downs, but the place of the group is already safe in the history of the music industry, in fact they have been the most successful band of the decade. There are very few words to describe the level of success that Ed Sheeran has been enjoying lately. But in just the past decade, their mainstream status has noticeably shifted. Cryin' Like A Bitch! Can lightning strike twice? Blessed with beautiful clean lines and a refrain that ‘Sometimes you have to be wary of the miracle too good to be true’, The Wreckers was accessible, with a light, major-key simplicity (not bad for a song inspired by pirates who deliberately ran ships aground).Â, Marvel at Clockwork Angels for one or all of its many levels: its literary depth and steampunk cool; its creators’ unity of purpose and preternatural musical sense; its lip-curling rock grooves and girthy production.Â, In the blue sky of their creative Indian summer, and with a cultural tailwind behind them, Rush channelled the impulse that made them so special all along on a modern progressive album which sat right up there in their canon.Â, Current page: This winning formula puts him on 56.3 million units so far, the 7th highest total of the decade. Yes – that good. Ed Sheeran Since Rob Halford’s return to the fold in 1999 not everything they have released has raised the rafters. Well how about some of the best rock music ever recorded! It moved over 17 million units to make it the 9th strongest record of the decade. 52 million sales from maxi singles, and 6 million albums, that alone would already result in 32 million units, no? We celebrate the 10 artists whose work across hip hop, pop and rock in the 2010s changed the cultural conversation forever as a concept: First Regret, a ballad, opened with the sound of children’s laughter, the sort of banal hubbub that would have been heard outside Vincent’s flat; Ascendent Here On… was the elegiacal closer, featuring plangent piano chords and a boy choir. For all the seriousness, there was Tool humour at play, too. This reference to the breath flowed into Pneuma (from philosophy: a person’s vital spirit, soul or creative energy), where he sang, ‘We are one breath, one word, one spark’ – a return to the theme of interconnectivity they explored on 2001’s psychedelic Lateralus.Â, The riffs repeated in such a way that it was like being part of an intense, shared ritual. Invincible and Descending (broken only by spacey, bass-y interlude Legion Inoculant) had already been played on tour by the time the album dropped. A decade is long enough to see a completely new generation of music consumers replace the former one. Bruno Mars is one of a kind. Aged 38, she is the oldest female from the top 20, a trademark of her enduring appeal. Please refresh the page and try again. gcse.type = 'text/javascript'; Bruno Mars BA1 1UA. They sold over 55m+ and only 22m aprox come from the UK so why are they excluded from this? She did, still. They don’t seem to be slowing down and stand at 29.0 million currently. The title 'Fear Inoculum’ indicates vaccinating yourself against fear, and Tool said it was a message to themselves to ignore critics, especially given the weight of expectation that had built up around this record – their first in 13 years. The sound of a band at the peak of their powers – both individual and collective – it’s hard to think of another band of this vintage that would have been capable of sounding so vital and inspired. Pop music had remained significantly popular due to dance-pop, electropop and synth-pop in this decade. If one artist towered above the rest it was arguably Lady Gaga, who rose from mere pop star to global multimedia superstar. It was the best album Judas Priest have made since Painkiller. He is this singer that is insanely popular though. Abstract ruminations on death and mourning became the clear sound of a man grappling with the fact he, himself, was dying. It was a tour de force of experimental music making, from the lyrical to the lacerating, with passages that enchanted and others that singed the synapses. Thank you for signing up to Classic Rock. But opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience. One Direction As news broke of Bowie's death, Blackstar morphed in front of our very eyes. Gavin Rossdale. The past ten years have been some of rock’s most fruitful, with bands old and new pushing the genre in … There were many reasons for this – one is that Grohl never took himself too seriously, another is that he never forgot the importance of a good chorus, he always surrounded himself with class musicians, and his former band Nirvana remain the lingua franca of all modern rock. TOP ROCK ARTISTS 2010s. The Best Indie Rock Albums of the 2010s. As discussed previously in this list, Bowie’s 2013 comeback album The Next Day was as much a testament to brilliant marketing as musical skill, arriving from nowhere after a decade of silence, secrecy and sinister rumours. })(); Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. Learn how your comment data is processed. Then the music changed mood and a beautiful pop ballad emerged from the maelstrom, an elegy about death and renewal, and fallen angels. It might sound obvious, but Firepower’s brilliance lay in its songs. "I heard it a day before he died, and while I was listening I thought ‘he’s definitely dying’ because there were so many clues in the lyrics. Spots 15 to 18 are occupied by 4 acts spread over a mere 400,000 units. In many ways, Steven Wilson has become the bridge between prog’s classic era and its present-day incarnation. "It’s an extraordinary album, a fantastic ending to his career, and it could have been the start of fresh adventures for him, but it’s a wonderful legacy to leave because it was completely uncompromising and idealistic and very beautiful at the same time," Tim Bowness told us of Blackstar – his favourite album of the last decade. Eminem Unstoppable. Rate your favorite albums to have your say in this list of the top user rated albums. Hi Nov! Bowie delivered the ominous, quasi-Biblical lyric like an incantation. Top 100 Rock & Roll Songs in 2010. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. We don’t know what will happen in the future, when looking at her achievements so far though all we can do is clap our hands and say congratulations to the Queen of the decade. Music industry – One step closer to being accurate. Wilson was “completely spellbound” by Dreams Of A Life, the 2011 drama-documentary about the tragic death of Joyce Vincent – an attractive, popular and ostensibly successful 38-year-old woman who died alone, and whose decomposing body was discovered, in January 2006, beside the flickering light of a still-functioning television in a North London bedsit, having lain there for more than two years. Cardi B is nowhere to be found. He is most recognized for the success of his albums though with ÷ (Divide) and x (Multiply) moving way past 20 million units, 2 of the only 4 albums which did it during the 2010s. Typical: you wait years for a new Kate Bush album, then in 2011 two came along at once. It’s worth noting that Rihanna‘s debut hit, Pon De Replay, was released in 2005, when Madonna was issuing Hung Up. Yes, skip this list if you’re a fan of an artist that didn’t actually do anything to make it on this list and you’re butt hurt about it. The numbers here are based on the artists’ original material released this decade only, not catalog sales of their older material. It was often a bumpy ride. Can you make a list of the 10 best sellers in the USA of the 2010s? The way he built an utterly dense and precious catalog in such a short time is something unseen in decades. Pop/Rock, International, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Central European Traditions, German Bethlehem 1990s - 2010s At 19 comes American superstar Beyoncé with 26.9 million units. But its biggest trick was still to come. In the songs’ list, she owns 6 of the 20 biggest songs of the decade, including the #1, #2, #3 and #6, with Someone Like You, Rolling In The Deep, Hello, and Set Fire To The Rain, respectively. Justin Bieber Adele Indie rock isn’t a genre easily defined, especially in the context of the 2010s. Recorded on analog tape with no computers and no software, in the garage of Dave Grohl’s San Fernando Valley home, Wasting Light was Foo Fighters’ attempt to return to the nuts and gristle of proper bad-ass rocking. and by this list MJ has sold less than Elvis? AKB48 sold at least 58 million on the decade, more than that on physicals only, and possibly much more when all is accounted. With 73.4 million units, he has a comfortable lead of 10 million over his pursuer. BTS/Katy Perry/Maroon 5. Louder is part of Future plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher. With a second chance at life came a fresh urgency to grasp its possibilities. This website uses cookies to improve your experience. They got huge instantly and remained huge to the last minute. The album was book-ended by two two-minute instrumentals, heightening the impression of Hand. There was a problem. And yet even the most wildly optimistic Maiden fan might have found themselves momentarily gobsmacked by The Book Of Souls’ conclusion. It’s hard to point out a signature song from him, he has just too many top hits. © Rihanna This is enough to edge out of the list American rapper Kanye West. Alabama-bred St. Paul & the Broken Bones gained notoriety this decade for their funked-up blend of rock and soul, but they’re known perhaps even more widely as … The title track opened proceedings, Tool’s characteristic tabla and polyrhythms looping over and over as Maynard James Keenan sang of exhaling his contagion. One Direction land at #8 with a tremendous total of 48.8 million sales. The impressive success of Drake and Ed Sheeran in recent years while Adele has been off the radar since 2015 almost made us doubt that she would top the decade. 8. var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; Then in 2010 their mountain of a mainman Josh Homme briefly died on the operating table during routine surgery and was revived with a fresh perspective on his life and music.Â, The subsequent sixth album, several years delayed by the mojo-losing effects of Homme’s months of recovery, was wracked with vulnerability, insecurity, pained defiance and pleas for direction, protection and the comfort of loved ones. ‘If life is but a dream then wake me,’ Homme growled on ominous, pounding opener Keep Your Eyes Peeled, before announcing on sultry piano ballad The Vampyre Of Time And Memory, ‘I want God to come and take me home.’. Erase. He has no album nor single inside the top 20 of the decade, a sign of his amazing consistency. Nicki Minaj records 37.1 million units to take over the former position, while the latter is occupied by Katy Perry at 37.0 million. Cannot. And what better way to seal the deal than to follow that up with their first full concept album. Elton John duetted warmly on Snowed In At Wheeler Street, a soulful fairy tale of New York, while Stephen Fry shared the title track, a whimsical Floydian folly and arguably the only failed experiment here. Following their 2017 debut album Brutalism, Idles found themselves in a tricky, if familiar, position: as interest in the band mounted, they struggled with the pressures of delivering an anticipated second album. 50 Word For Snow's compositions – none below seven minutes long – unravelled into billowing jazz-rock soundscapes interwoven with fragmentary narratives delivered in a range of voices, from shrill trilling to Laurie Anderson-style cooing. Thankfully, 50 Words For Snow was a more supple and experimental affair, with a contemporary chamber-pop sound grounded in crisp piano, minimal percussion and light-touch electronics. Insights into the most popular and successful artists of the 2010s, based on Billboard’s charts. MJ is more recent and does much better than both of them in DLs and just as well as the Beatles in streams. Not for nothing was he entrusted by the likes of Yes, King Crimson and Tull with providing faithful new 5.1 surround-sound versions of such early-70s prog sacred texts as In The Court Of The Crimson King, Close To The Edge and Aqualung. April 10, 2010: 1 "Resistance" ↑ Muse: April 17, 2010: 1 "Between the Lines" Stone Temple Pilots: April 24, 2010: 3 "Lay Me Down" The Dirty Heads featuring Rome Ramirez: May 15, 2010: 11 "This Is War" Thirty Seconds to Mars: July 31, 2010: 1 "In One Ear" Cage the Elephant: August 7, 2010: 4 " The Catalyst" Linkin Park: September 4, 2010: 4 "Animal" Neon Trees: October 2, 2010 Starting the decade as she ended the previous one, Rihanna dropped of three-peat of smash albums from 2010 to 2012. A direct, potent statement, the hints he'd left throughout The Next Day and Blackstar concerning his own mortality took on a stony new gravity. Bath Comfortable in their own studded leather clothes, this was the sound of Judas Priest reconnecting with what they do best: honing and crafting songs until they hit peak metallic efficacy and, for the most part, leaving experimentation to one side.Â, The first single, Lightning Strike, was rapturously received for precisely this reason; it sounded like classic Priest, but updated and given a 21st-century power boost. Retrospectively, we can almost look at it as a handover considering how the former replaced the latter as the perfect definition of a hit machine. Hewn from the type of riff Muse would kill for, BU2B set the story on a cosmological scale, its hard, hyperactive groove leading to the title track, which floated in on exotic tones and shimmering clean guitars before bursting into life. If you love heavy metal as much as they do, you need this immaculate celebration of what is, let’s face it, the whole reason we’re all here in the first place. (Classic Rock) 18 December 2019, As the 2010s reach their end, we present the 50 best rock albums the decade had to offer, as voted for by you guys, While Sabbath remain the genre’s undisputed originators, Judas Priest have contributed more than any other band to heavy metal’s sound, visuals, vocabulary and culture over the last four decades.Â. 7. Neil Peart’s story for Clockwork Angels percolated through many literary seams, notably steampunk. Cannot. View Interactive List. I have a doubt, why Little Mix is not included here? Swept along by orchestral strings, a lonely harmonica and liquid guitar solos that recall Robert Fripp’s classic Bowie collaborations, this felt like a sweet reward sitting right at the end of Bowie's career. David Guetta scored tons of hits for many years, amassing nearly 25 million CSPC units from his 2010s material. By Classic Rock (Classic Rock) 18 December 2019. This album sounded a good deal heavier and barer than the Foos had managed before, and much closer to their live sound without succumbing to all out riffing – something that must have been tempting considering their hallowed position and the close proximity of all those power tools.Â. All numbers posted on this article use the Commensurate Sales to Popularity Concept. gcse.src = 'https://cse.google.com/cse.js?cx=' + cx; It’s not because of how their sales are achieved, which in itself questions a lot the validity of their numbers, nor because of some dramatic morals of the Japanese’s society that the group highlights, but simply because they are not an “artist”. I think you’ve seen the pure sales artist chart from Nielsen, it’s legit though, both Beatles and Elvis have been very VERY strong catalog sellers with lots of albums in this format for decades. Artists like Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, One Direction, Adele, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry were very popular and chart-topping pop songs this decade include Kesha's "Tik Tok", Britney Spears' "Hold It Against Me", Bruno Mars's "Just the Way You Are", Katy Perry's "Firework", Lady Gaga's "Born This Way", Adele's "Rolling in the Deep", Rihanna's "We Found Love", Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off", Justin Bieber's " It might have been long (running to 86 minutes) but it was – and still is – a worthy investment of your time. He issued a mere 3 albums so far, but they have all become groundbreaking hits. Jefferson Airplane, a rock band based in San Francisco, California, was one of the pioneering bands of psychedelic rock. Cryin' Like A Bitch! Most strikingly, instead of revisiting her 1970s prog-pop roots, Bush tapped a 21st century vein of pastoral Englishness that chimed with avant-folk excursions by PJ Harvey and Radiohead. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. In between there was music both mournful and majestic.Â. But she wasn’t the only one: a handful of megastars have ruled the pop landscape throughout the 2010s – Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber – and there’s every reason to expect they’ll still be selling out stadiums in 20 years, as Madon… So, are you ready to see a countdown of the best selling artists of the 2010s? Rabid fans had long been hounding the band about whether new music would ever come at all.Â, The LA quartet wrote the album over a period of three years, but the origins go back to scraps jammed on the 10,000 Days tour over a decade ago, and there was a meticulous complexity born of this gestation period.Â, Clocking in at more than 80 minutes across nine songs, three of which were instrumental interludes, Fear Inoculum was a hypnotic prog odyssey – Tool taken to their logical conclusion. 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