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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 28,000 greatest album charts.

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

A Moon Shaped PoolUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2016Appears in:688 charts
Rank in 2016:1Rank Score:11,569
Rank in 2010s10Overall Rank:204
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,097 votes)
Comments: 195 comments
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2.

★ (Blackstar)United Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:2016Appears in:567 charts
Rank in 2016:2Rank Score:6,149
Rank in 2010s32Overall Rank:375
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (884 votes)
Comments: 87 comments
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3.

BlondeUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2016Appears in:283 charts
Rank in 2016:3Rank Score:5,392
Rank in 2010s36Overall Rank:422
Average Rating:  83/100 (429 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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4.

Teens Of DenialUnited States Car Seat Headrest
Year of Release:2016Appears in:304 charts
Rank in 2016:4Rank Score:3,867
Rank in 2010s50Overall Rank:569
Average Rating:  82/100 (384 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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5.

Skeleton TreeAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:2016Appears in:266 charts
Rank in 2016:5Rank Score:2,594
Rank in 2010s69Overall Rank:817
Average Rating:  83/100 (370 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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6.

Atrocity ExhibitionUnited States Danny Brown
Year of Release:2016Appears in:209 charts
Rank in 2016:6Rank Score:2,510
Rank in 2010s72Overall Rank:843
Average Rating:  83/100 (286 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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7.

22, A MillionUnited States Bon Iver
Year of Release:2016Appears in:248 charts
Rank in 2016:7Rank Score:2,384
Rank in 2010s77Overall Rank:880
Average Rating:  79/100 (377 votes)
Comments: 51 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:161 charts
Rank in 2016:8Rank Score:1,516
Rank in 2010s115Overall Rank:1,318
Average Rating:  83/100 (261 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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9.

LemonadeUnited States Beyoncé
Year of Release:2016Appears in:184 charts
Rank in 2016:9Rank Score:1,516
Rank in 2010s116Overall Rank:1,319
Average Rating:  76/100 (312 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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10.

Untitled Unmastered.
Compilation
United States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2016Appears in:219 charts
Rank in 2016:10Rank Score:1,418
Rank in 2010s126Overall Rank:1,389
Average Rating:  80/100 (496 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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Best Albums of 2016 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
King Crimson 3 0%
Momoiro Clover Z 2 0%
Venetian Snares 2 0%
Isolation Berlin 2 0%
Nonkeen 2 0%
Future 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 477 48%
United Kingdom 197 20%
Canada 52 5%
Australia 44 4%
Germany 40 4%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Norway 18 2%
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