Best Albums of 2016

Listed below are the best albums of 2016 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 greatest album charts.

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2016 year summaryThe best artists of 2016 were Radiohead, Frank Ocean, David Bowie, Car Seat Headrest, Danny Brown, Bon Iver, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Nick Cave, Kanye West and Beyoncé.
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2016
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17,215
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7,780
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5,978
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4,817
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4,580
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4,213
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3,925
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Best Albums of 2016 composition

Country Albums %


United States 458 46%
United Kingdom 179 18%
Canada 52 5%
Mixed Nationality 46 5%
Australia 37 4%
Germany 27 3%
Sweden 25 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Live? Albums %
No 978 98%
Yes 22 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
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