I think the reason 2010-2012 look so good is because they're 6, 7 years in the past, and we've had time to appreciate those great albums as formative to the development of now-recognized heavily acclaimed artists. Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, Beach House, James Blake, St. Vincent, Kendrick, Death Grips, Deerhunter, Danny Brown, Frank Ocean and Tame Impala were all either just starting or releasing their breakthrough albums in that time, and now those artists are all watched very closely. I think it's fair to say that in a few years, albums we merely thought of as 'really good' in 2015/2016 will be regarded as modern classics, and the attached artists will subsequently be a big deal (Chance, Vince Staples, Car Seat, Mitski, Father John, Anderson .Paak). It's likely that people will even look back more fondly on their 'older, classic' albums. That said, I think 2012 seems like the most stacked year, between Good Kid, Channel Orange and Lonerism. 2014 has always struck me as by far the weakest year (just from a top 10 top 20 consistency standpoint, everyone will always find something they like). 2013 seemed like the year the most 'big name artists' released new albums, to mixed success (Kanye good, Jay Z Bad / Vampire Weekend good, Strokes bad, Arcade Fire Okay). I think 2015 will be a landmark year on the back of TpAB, Carrie & Lowell and albums I see becoming classics over time- Father John Misty, Vince Staples and Tame Impala's Currents. As artists' longevity increases, I think we'll see years become more and more stacked between new classic artists like Bon Iver, Tame Impala and Kendrick as well as emerging big deals, namely the trio of 2016's great indie rock acts- Car Seat, Mitski and Angel Olsen.