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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 36,000 greatest album charts.

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

A Moon Shaped PoolUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2016Appears in:954 charts
Rank in 2016:1Rank Score:18,586
Rank in 2010s6Overall Rank:140
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,499 votes)
Comments: 228 comments
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2.

★ (Blackstar)United Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:2016Appears in:797 charts
Rank in 2016:2Rank Score:11,579
Rank in 2010s17Overall Rank:237
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,160 votes)
Comments: 109 comments
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3.

BlondeUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2016Appears in:477 charts
Rank in 2016:3Rank Score:11,277
Rank in 2010s19Overall Rank:246
Average Rating:  84/100 (649 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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4.

Teens Of DenialUnited States Car Seat Headrest
Year of Release:2016Appears in:476 charts
Rank in 2016:4Rank Score:8,231
Rank in 2010s33Overall Rank:339
Average Rating:  83/100 (567 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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5.

22, A MillionUnited States Bon Iver
Year of Release:2016Appears in:332 charts
Rank in 2016:5Rank Score:4,243
Rank in 2010s57Overall Rank:597
Average Rating:  79/100 (509 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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6.

Atrocity ExhibitionUnited States Danny Brown
Year of Release:2016Appears in:326 charts
Rank in 2016:6Rank Score:4,127
Rank in 2010s60Overall Rank:612
Average Rating:  83/100 (446 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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7.

Skeleton TreeAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:2016Appears in:381 charts
Rank in 2016:7Rank Score:4,022
Rank in 2010s64Overall Rank:636
Average Rating:  83/100 (488 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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8.

The Life Of PabloUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2016Appears in:319 charts
Rank in 2016:8Rank Score:2,874
Rank in 2010s82Overall Rank:862
Average Rating:  74/100 (696 votes)
Comments: 93 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:265 charts
Rank in 2016:9Rank Score:2,739
Rank in 2010s84Overall Rank:892
Average Rating:  82/100 (391 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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United States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2016Appears in:299 charts
Rank in 2016:10Rank Score:2,670
Rank in 2010s89Overall Rank:914
Average Rating:  80/100 (627 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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Best Albums of 2016 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band 3 0%
Lil Peep 3 0%
Bob Dylan 2 0%
Gov't Mule 2 0%
Nicolas Jaar 2 0%
The Rolling Stones 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 459 46%
United Kingdom 193 19%
Canada 57 6%
Australia 37 4%
Germany 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Sweden 23 2%
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