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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 26,000 greatest album charts.

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2016 year summaryThe best artists of 2016 were Radiohead, David Bowie, Frank Ocean, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, Car Seat Headrest, Danny Brown, Bon Iver, Kendrick Lamar, A Tribe Called Quest and Anderson .Paak.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

A Moon Shaped PoolUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2016Appears in:547 charts
Rank in 2016:1Rank Score:6,073
Rank in 2010s27Overall Rank:358
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (915 votes)
Comments: 170 comments
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2.

BlackstarUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:2016Appears in:467 charts
Rank in 2016:2Rank Score:3,731
Rank in 2010s47Overall Rank:552
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (748 votes)
Comments: 80 comments
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3.

BlondeUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2016Appears in:209 charts
Rank in 2016:3Rank Score:2,544
Rank in 2010s62Overall Rank:796
Average Rating:  82/100 (310 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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4.

Skeleton TreeAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:2016Appears in:212 charts
Rank in 2016:4Rank Score:2,039
Rank in 2010s80Overall Rank:969
Average Rating:  83/100 (289 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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5.

Teens Of DenialUnited States Car Seat Headrest
Year of Release:2016Appears in:238 charts
Rank in 2016:5Rank Score:1,822
Rank in 2010s91Overall Rank:1,077
Average Rating:  82/100 (305 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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6.

Atrocity ExhibitionUnited States Danny Brown
Year of Release:2016Appears in:145 charts
Rank in 2016:6Rank Score:1,406
Rank in 2010s112Overall Rank:1,330
Average Rating:  82/100 (196 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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7.

22, A MillionUnited States Bon Iver
Year of Release:2016Appears in:189 charts
Rank in 2016:7Rank Score:1,226
Rank in 2010s129Overall Rank:1,500
Average Rating:  80/100 (284 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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8.

Untitled Unmastered.United States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2016Appears in:186 charts
Rank in 2016:8Rank Score:947
Rank in 2010s164Overall Rank:1,854
Average Rating:  80/100 (404 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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9.

We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your ServiceUnited States A Tribe Called Quest
Year of Release:2016Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 2016:9Rank Score:904
Rank in 2010s173Overall Rank:1,917
Average Rating:  82/100 (167 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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10.

MalibuUnited States Anderson .Paak
Year of Release:2016Appears in:154 charts
Rank in 2016:10Rank Score:904
Rank in 2010s174Overall Rank:1,920
Average Rating:  78/100 (276 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Best Albums of 2016 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 0%
Gucci Mane 3 0%
Isolation Berlin 2 0%
clipping. 2 0%
King Crimson 2 0%
Aoife O'Donovan 2 0%
Odd Nosdam 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 488 49%
United Kingdom 202 20%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 42 4%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
Germany 31 3%
France 20 2%
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