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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, Beyoncé and A Tribe Called Quest.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

A Moon Shaped PoolUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2016Appears in:548 charts
Rank in 2016:1Rank Score:6,198
Rank in 2010s25Overall Rank:352
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (917 votes)
Comments: 170 comments
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2.

BlackstarUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:2016Appears in:469 charts
Rank in 2016:2Rank Score:3,843
Rank in 2010s45Overall Rank:538
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (750 votes)
Comments: 80 comments
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3.

BlondeUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2016Appears in:210 charts
Rank in 2016:3Rank Score:2,691
Rank in 2010s61Overall Rank:756
Average Rating:  82/100 (311 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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4.

Skeleton TreeAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:2016Appears in:213 charts
Rank in 2016:4Rank Score:2,053
Rank in 2010s80Overall Rank:970
Average Rating:  83/100 (290 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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5.

Teens Of DenialUnited States Car Seat Headrest
Year of Release:2016Appears in:239 charts
Rank in 2016:5Rank Score:1,827
Rank in 2010s91Overall Rank:1,074
Average Rating:  82/100 (305 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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6.

Atrocity ExhibitionUnited States Danny Brown
Year of Release:2016Appears in:146 charts
Rank in 2016:6Rank Score:1,503
Rank in 2010s107Overall Rank:1,265
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:1,286
Rank in 2010s122Overall Rank:1,440
Average Rating:  80/100 (286 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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8.

Untitled Unmastered.United States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2016Appears in:186 charts
Rank in 2016:8Rank Score:946
Rank in 2010s164Overall Rank:1,857
Average Rating:  80/100 (404 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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9.

LemonadeUnited States Beyoncé
Year of Release:2016Appears in:156 charts
Rank in 2016:9Rank Score:916
Rank in 2010s170Overall Rank:1,897
Average Rating:  76/100 (256 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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10.

We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your ServiceUnited States A Tribe Called Quest
Year of Release:2016Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 2016:10Rank Score:904
Rank in 2010s174Overall Rank:1,918
Average Rating:  82/100 (167 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Best Albums of 2016 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Gucci Mane 3 0%
clipping. 2 0%
Venetian Snares 2 0%
Frank Ocean 2 0%
Beach Slang 2 0%
Isolation Berlin 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 489 49%
United Kingdom 200 20%
Canada 57 6%
Australia 41 4%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
Germany 31 3%
France 19 2%
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