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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 30,000 greatest album charts.

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

A Moon Shaped PoolUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2016Appears in:758 charts
Rank in 2016:1Rank Score:13,388
Rank in 2010s9Overall Rank:183
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,202 votes)
Comments: 210 comments
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2.

★ (Blackstar)United Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:2016Appears in:632 charts
Rank in 2016:2Rank Score:7,478
Rank in 2010s26Overall Rank:337
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (962 votes)
Comments: 89 comments
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3.

BlondeUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2016Appears in:335 charts
Rank in 2016:3Rank Score:6,218
Rank in 2010s35Overall Rank:388
Average Rating:  83/100 (488 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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4.

Teens Of DenialUnited States Car Seat Headrest
Year of Release:2016Appears in:354 charts
Rank in 2016:4Rank Score:4,800
Rank in 2010s42Overall Rank:493
Average Rating:  82/100 (424 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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5.

Atrocity ExhibitionUnited States Danny Brown
Year of Release:2016Appears in:244 charts
Rank in 2016:5Rank Score:3,112
Rank in 2010s63Overall Rank:727
Average Rating:  83/100 (327 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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6.

Skeleton TreeAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:2016Appears in:307 charts
Rank in 2016:6Rank Score:3,076
Rank in 2010s65Overall Rank:736
Average Rating:  83/100 (402 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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7.

22, A MillionUnited States Bon Iver
Year of Release:2016Appears in:275 charts
Rank in 2016:7Rank Score:2,910
Rank in 2010s68Overall Rank:771
Average Rating:  79/100 (415 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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8.

LemonadeUnited States Beyoncé
Year of Release:2016Appears in:210 charts
Rank in 2016:8Rank Score:2,033
Rank in 2010s95Overall Rank:1,077
Average Rating:  76/100 (340 votes)
Comments: 31 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:189 charts
Rank in 2016:9Rank Score:1,713
Rank in 2010s111Overall Rank:1,222
Average Rating:  83/100 (289 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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10.

Untitled Unmastered.
Compilation
United States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2016Appears in:240 charts
Rank in 2016:10Rank Score:1,707
Rank in 2010s112Overall Rank:1,225
Average Rating:  80/100 (531 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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Best Albums of 2016 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band 5 1%
King Crimson 3 0%
Metallica 2 0%
Eric Clapton 2 0%
Thee Oh Sees 2 0%
Dave Matthews Band 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 469 47%
United Kingdom 197 20%
Canada 54 5%
Australia 41 4%
Germany 37 4%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Sweden 18 2%
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