As we wind down the end of the 2010s and start the 2020s, it's time to reflect the decade that was and take a look at some of the best rock albums of the last 10 years.

Rock definitely evolved over the last decade, with certain acts really pushing the envelope forward and taking music in new and interesting directions, while other acts looked to the lessons taught by rock's forefathers and brought some of the old school, no holds barred good times back into style.

We saw several acts carry over the success from the previous decade and become true kings of the airwaves during the 2010s, while other bright young stars made sure that the genre stays alive and well. They'll carry the torch and be the influencers for the next grouping of breakout acts in the 2020s.

So without further adieu, let's take a trip down memory lane and reflect on the Best Rock Albums of the 2010s. And be sure to check out our Best Metal Albums of the 2010s here.

Contributors include: Rabab Al-Sharif, Chad Childers, Joe DiVita, Graham Hartmann, Taylor Markarian, Jake Richardson, Lauryn Schaffner and Philip Trapp.