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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, Beyoncé , Kendrick Lamar and A Tribe Called Quest.
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RankAlbumArtist
41.

The Impossible KidUnited States Aesop Rock
Year of Release:2016Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 2016:41Rank Score:192
Rank in 2010s820Overall Rank:6,462
Average Rating:  77/100 (84 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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42.

The GetawayUnited States Red Hot Chili Peppers
Year of Release:2016Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 2016:42Rank Score:191
Rank in 2010s822Overall Rank:6,489
Average Rating:  71/100 (173 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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43.

Plays The Music Of Twin PeaksUnited States Xiu Xiu
Year of Release:2016Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 2016:43Rank Score:184
Rank in 2010s863Overall Rank:6,657
Average Rating:  76/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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44.

Light Upon The LakeUnited States Whitney
Year of Release:2016Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 2016:44Rank Score:178
Rank in 2010s896Overall Rank:6,856
Average Rating:  77/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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45.

IlluminateCanada Shawn Mendes
Year of Release:2016Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 2016:45Rank Score:177
Rank in 2010s901Overall Rank:6,877
Average Rating:  67/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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46.

The WildernessUnited States Explosions In The Sky
Year of Release:2016Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 2016:46Rank Score:173
Rank in 2010s928Overall Rank:7,013
Average Rating:  71/100 (84 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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47.

AntiBarbados Rihanna
Year of Release:2016Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 2016:47Rank Score:168
Rank in 2010s960Overall Rank:7,173
Average Rating:  64/100 (117 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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48.

Hardwired... To Self-DestructUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:2016Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 2016:48Rank Score:167
Rank in 2010s972Overall Rank:7,234
Average Rating:  74/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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49.

Promise EverythingUnited Kingdom Basement
Year of Release:2016Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 2016:49Rank Score:164
Rank in 2010s990Overall Rank:7,329
Average Rating:  69/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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50.

ViewsCanada Drake
Year of Release:2016Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 2016:50Rank Score:157
Rank in 2010s1,028Overall Rank:7,546
Average Rating:  60/100 (124 votes)
Comments: 14 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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