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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 29,000 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, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, Danny Brown, 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:698 charts
Rank in 2016:1Rank Score:11,919
Rank in 2010s10Overall Rank:202
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,129 votes)
Comments: 200 comments
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2.

★ (Blackstar)United Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:2016Appears in:579 charts
Rank in 2016:2Rank Score:6,469
Rank in 2010s31Overall Rank:361
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (907 votes)
Comments: 87 comments
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3.

BlondeUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2016Appears in:298 charts
Rank in 2016:3Rank Score:5,611
Rank in 2010s36Overall Rank:413
Average Rating:  83/100 (454 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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4.

Teens Of DenialUnited States Car Seat Headrest
Year of Release:2016Appears in:312 charts
Rank in 2016:4Rank Score:4,134
Rank in 2010s48Overall Rank:544
Average Rating:  82/100 (396 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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5.

22, A MillionUnited States Bon Iver
Year of Release:2016Appears in:255 charts
Rank in 2016:5Rank Score:2,750
Rank in 2010s67Overall Rank:786
Average Rating:  79/100 (388 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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6.

Skeleton TreeAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:2016Appears in:274 charts
Rank in 2016:6Rank Score:2,662
Rank in 2010s70Overall Rank:809
Average Rating:  83/100 (382 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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7.

Atrocity ExhibitionUnited States Danny Brown
Year of Release:2016Appears in:219 charts
Rank in 2016:7Rank Score:2,625
Rank in 2010s73Overall Rank:821
Average Rating:  83/100 (300 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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8.

LemonadeUnited States Beyoncé
Year of Release:2016Appears in:190 charts
Rank in 2016:8Rank Score:1,730
Rank in 2010s106Overall Rank:1,200
Average Rating:  76/100 (323 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:169 charts
Rank in 2016:9Rank Score:1,601
Rank in 2010s111Overall Rank:1,268
Average Rating:  83/100 (272 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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10.

Untitled Unmastered.
Compilation
United States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2016Appears in:227 charts
Rank in 2016:10Rank Score:1,524
Rank in 2010s118Overall Rank:1,327
Average Rating:  80/100 (509 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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Best Albums of 2016 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
King Crimson 3 0%
Thee Oh Sees 2 0%
The Rolling Stones 2 0%
Austin Findley 2 0%
Gov't Mule 2 0%
Nicolas Jaar 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 472 47%
United Kingdom 200 20%
Canada 53 5%
Australia 45 5%
Germany 37 4%
Mixed Nationality 32 3%
Norway 17 2%
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