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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 31,000 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, Bon Iver, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, 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:794 charts
Rank in 2016:1Rank Score:14,547
Rank in 2010s9Overall Rank:170
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,244 votes)
Comments: 214 comments
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2.

★ (Blackstar)United Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:2016Appears in:655 charts
Rank in 2016:2Rank Score:8,034
Rank in 2010s25Overall Rank:323
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (993 votes)
Comments: 93 comments
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3.

BlondeUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2016Appears in:355 charts
Rank in 2016:3Rank Score:7,189
Rank in 2010s29Overall Rank:349
Average Rating:  83/100 (509 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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4.

Teens Of DenialUnited States Car Seat Headrest
Year of Release:2016Appears in:370 charts
Rank in 2016:4Rank Score:5,324
Rank in 2010s38Overall Rank:454
Average Rating:  82/100 (443 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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5.

Atrocity ExhibitionUnited States Danny Brown
Year of Release:2016Appears in:268 charts
Rank in 2016:5Rank Score:3,490
Rank in 2010s59Overall Rank:663
Average Rating:  83/100 (345 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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6.

22, A MillionUnited States Bon Iver
Year of Release:2016Appears in:291 charts
Rank in 2016:6Rank Score:3,330
Rank in 2010s61Overall Rank:696
Average Rating:  79/100 (432 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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7.

Skeleton TreeAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:2016Appears in:317 charts
Rank in 2016:7Rank Score:3,221
Rank in 2010s65Overall Rank:719
Average Rating:  83/100 (423 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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8.

LemonadeUnited States Beyoncé
Year of Release:2016Appears in:212 charts
Rank in 2016:8Rank Score:2,142
Rank in 2010s94Overall Rank:1,045
Average Rating:  75/100 (355 votes)
Comments: 33 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:210 charts
Rank in 2016:9Rank Score:2,085
Rank in 2010s99Overall Rank:1,074
Average Rating:  82/100 (308 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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10.

Untitled Unmastered.
Compilation
United States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2016Appears in:256 charts
Rank in 2016:10Rank Score:2,026
Rank in 2010s104Overall Rank:1,098
Average Rating:  80/100 (554 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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Best Albums of 2016 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
K-Rino 6 1%
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band 4 0%
King Crimson 3 0%
Metallica 2 0%
Gov't Mule 2 0%
Omar Rodríguez-López 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 475 48%
United Kingdom 198 20%
Canada 56 6%
Australia 39 4%
Germany 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 32 3%
Sweden 17 2%
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