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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 28,000 greatest album charts.

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

A Moon Shaped PoolUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2016Appears in:661 charts
Rank in 2016:1Rank Score:10,779
Rank in 2010s11Overall Rank:224
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,073 votes)
Comments: 193 comments
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2.

★ (Blackstar)United Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:2016Appears in:545 charts
Rank in 2016:2Rank Score:5,673
Rank in 2010s33Overall Rank:402
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (858 votes)
Comments: 86 comments
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3.

BlondeUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2016Appears in:269 charts
Rank in 2016:3Rank Score:5,127
Rank in 2010s36Overall Rank:438
Average Rating:  83/100 (415 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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4.

Teens Of DenialUnited States Car Seat Headrest
Year of Release:2016Appears in:290 charts
Rank in 2016:4Rank Score:3,381
Rank in 2010s55Overall Rank:638
Average Rating:  82/100 (372 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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5.

Skeleton TreeAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:2016Appears in:261 charts
Rank in 2016:5Rank Score:2,438
Rank in 2010s73Overall Rank:853
Average Rating:  83/100 (362 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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6.

Atrocity ExhibitionUnited States Danny Brown
Year of Release:2016Appears in:199 charts
Rank in 2016:6Rank Score:2,321
Rank in 2010s76Overall Rank:886
Average Rating:  83/100 (274 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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7.

22, A MillionUnited States Bon Iver
Year of Release:2016Appears in:236 charts
Rank in 2016:7Rank Score:2,246
Rank in 2010s79Overall Rank:921
Average Rating:  79/100 (361 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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8.

We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your ServiceUnited States A Tribe Called Quest
Year of Release:2016Appears in:155 charts
Rank in 2016:8Rank Score:1,475
Rank in 2010s116Overall Rank:1,336
Average Rating:  83/100 (246 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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9.

LemonadeUnited States Beyoncé
Year of Release:2016Appears in:178 charts
Rank in 2016:9Rank Score:1,458
Rank in 2010s119Overall Rank:1,353
Average Rating:  76/100 (306 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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10.

Untitled Unmastered.
Compilation
United States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2016Appears in:210 charts
Rank in 2016:10Rank Score:1,347
Rank in 2010s128Overall Rank:1,428
Average Rating:  80/100 (487 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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Best Albums of 2016 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Van Morrison 2 0%
Momoiro Clover Z 2 0%
Frank Ocean 2 0%
Venetian Snares 2 0%
Isolation Berlin 2 0%
Young Thug 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 474 47%
United Kingdom 202 20%
Canada 53 5%
Australia 42 4%
Germany 39 4%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Norway 18 2%
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