Best Albums of 2016

Listed below are the best albums of 2016 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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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18,218
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4,970
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Best Albums of 2016 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
David Bowie 3 0%
Lil Peep 3 0%
Ray Wilson 2 0%
Clipping. 2 0%
Van Morrison 2 0%
Nicolas Jaar 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 466 47%
United Kingdom 179 18%
Canada 52 5%
Mixed Nationality 42 4%
Australia 38 4%
Germany 28 3%
Sweden 24 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Live? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
Best Artists of the 1960s
1. The Beatles
2. The Velvet Underground
3. Jimi Hendrix
4. Bob Dylan
5. The Beach Boys
6. The Jimi Hendrix Experience
7. The Velvet Underground & Nico
8. Led Zeppelin
9. The Doors
10. The Rolling Stones
11. King Crimson
12. John Coltrane
13. Frank Zappa
14. The Kinks
15. Love
16. Van Morrison
17. Neil Young
18. Charles Mingus
19. The Zombies
20. Miles Davis
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