Best Albums of 2016

Listed below are the best albums of 2016 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 43,000 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, Kanye West, Beyoncé and A Tribe Called Quest.
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19,573
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Best Albums of 2016 composition

Country Albums %


United States 464 46%
United Kingdom 179 18%
Canada 54 5%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Australia 37 4%
Germany 31 3%
Sweden 22 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 985 99%
Yes 15 2%
Live? Albums %
No 986 99%
Yes 14 1%
Best Artists of the 2020s
1. Fiona Apple
2. The Strokes
3. Nicolas Jaar
4. Tame Impala
5. Rory Ferreira
6. Run The Jewels
7. Archy Marshall
8. Perfume Genius
9. Phoebe Bridgers
10. Grimes
11. Bob Dylan
12. Yves Tumor
13. Dua Lipa
14. Taylor Swift
15. The Weeknd
16. Mac Miller
17. Charli XCX
18. Laura Marling
19. R.A.P. Ferreira
20. Destroyer
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