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Best Albums of 2016

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 2016 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 25,000 greatest album charts.

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2016 year summaryThe best artists of 2016 are Radiohead, David Bowie, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, Car Seat Headrest, Frank Ocean, Bon Iver, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Anderson .Paak and Beyoncé .
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

A Moon Shaped PoolUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2016Appears in:471 charts
Rank in 2016:1Rank Score:1,837
Rank in 2010s83Overall Rank:1,052
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (820 votes)
Comments: 158 comments
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2.

BlackstarUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:2016Appears in:388 charts
Rank in 2016:2Rank Score:1,538
Rank in 2010s94Overall Rank:1,220
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (669 votes)
Comments: 77 comments
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3.

Skeleton TreeAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:2016Appears in:164 charts
Rank in 2016:3Rank Score:670
Rank in 2010s218Overall Rank:2,392
Average Rating:  84/100 (223 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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4.

Teens Of DenialUnited States Car Seat Headrest
Year of Release:2016Appears in:179 charts
Rank in 2016:4Rank Score:664
Rank in 2010s221Overall Rank:2,411
Average Rating:  81/100 (241 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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5.

BlondeUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2016Appears in:145 charts
Rank in 2016:5Rank Score:561
Rank in 2010s264Overall Rank:2,735
Average Rating:  81/100 (231 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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6.

22, A MillionUnited States Bon Iver
Year of Release:2016Appears in:145 charts
Rank in 2016:6Rank Score:513
Rank in 2010s300Overall Rank:2,955
Average Rating:  81/100 (220 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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7.

Untitled Unmastered.United States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2016Appears in:161 charts
Rank in 2016:7Rank Score:499
Rank in 2010s308Overall Rank:3,015
Average Rating:  80/100 (367 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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8.

The Life Of PabloUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2016Appears in:163 charts
Rank in 2016:8Rank Score:429
Rank in 2010s350Overall Rank:3,399
Average Rating:  69/100 (428 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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9.

MalibuUnited States Anderson .Paak
Year of Release:2016Appears in:127 charts
Rank in 2016:9Rank Score:374
Rank in 2010s395Overall Rank:3,782
Average Rating:  78/100 (226 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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10.

LemonadeUnited States Beyoncé
Year of Release:2016Appears in:128 charts
Rank in 2016:10Rank Score:366
Rank in 2010s402Overall Rank:3,849
Average Rating:  76/100 (215 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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Best Albums of 2016 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Aoife O'Donovan 2 0%
Future 2 0%
Frank Zappa 2 0%
Isolation Berlin 2 0%
Wanda Group 2 0%
clipping. 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 480 48%
United Kingdom 188 19%
Canada 57 6%
Australia 43 4%
Mixed Nationality 40 4%
Germany 34 3%
France 20 2%
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