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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 33,000 greatest album charts.

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

A Moon Shaped PoolUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2016Appears in:854 charts
Rank in 2016:1Rank Score:15,638
Rank in 2010s8Overall Rank:159
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,347 votes)
Comments: 220 comments
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2.

★ (Blackstar)United Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:2016Appears in:710 charts
Rank in 2016:2Rank Score:9,246
Rank in 2010s21Overall Rank:282
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,061 votes)
Comments: 104 comments
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3.

BlondeUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2016Appears in:392 charts
Rank in 2016:3Rank Score:8,333
Rank in 2010s26Overall Rank:320
Average Rating:  83/100 (557 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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4.

Teens Of DenialUnited States Car Seat Headrest
Year of Release:2016Appears in:415 charts
Rank in 2016:4Rank Score:6,390
Rank in 2010s37Overall Rank:391
Average Rating:  83/100 (492 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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5.

22, A MillionUnited States Bon Iver
Year of Release:2016Appears in:308 charts
Rank in 2016:5Rank Score:3,570
Rank in 2010s60Overall Rank:669
Average Rating:  78/100 (466 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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6.

Atrocity ExhibitionUnited States Danny Brown
Year of Release:2016Appears in:282 charts
Rank in 2016:6Rank Score:3,495
Rank in 2010s64Overall Rank:687
Average Rating:  83/100 (373 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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7.

Skeleton TreeAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:2016Appears in:338 charts
Rank in 2016:7Rank Score:3,439
Rank in 2010s66Overall Rank:697
Average Rating:  83/100 (445 votes)
Comments: 35 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:233 charts
Rank in 2016:8Rank Score:2,404
Rank in 2010s90Overall Rank:952
Average Rating:  82/100 (346 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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United States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2016Appears in:274 charts
Rank in 2016:9Rank Score:2,279
Rank in 2010s96Overall Rank:1,014
Average Rating:  80/100 (580 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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10.

LemonadeUnited States Beyoncé
Year of Release:2016Appears in:222 charts
Rank in 2016:10Rank Score:2,278
Rank in 2010s97Overall Rank:1,015
Average Rating:  75/100 (374 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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Best Albums of 2016 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band 4 0%
King Crimson 3 0%
Islands 2 0%
Austin Findley 2 0%
Marillion 2 0%
Gov't Mule 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 464 46%
United Kingdom 200 20%
Canada 59 6%
Australia 40 4%
Germany 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Sweden 20 2%
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