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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 27,000 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, 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:629 charts
Rank in 2016:1Rank Score:9,841
Rank in 2010s13Overall Rank:236
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,016 votes)
Comments: 184 comments
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2.

★ (Blackstar)United Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:2016Appears in:517 charts
Rank in 2016:2Rank Score:5,156
Rank in 2010s35Overall Rank:431
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (822 votes)
Comments: 85 comments
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3.

BlondeUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2016Appears in:245 charts
Rank in 2016:3Rank Score:3,965
Rank in 2010s48Overall Rank:542
Average Rating:  83/100 (385 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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4.

Teens Of DenialUnited States Car Seat Headrest
Year of Release:2016Appears in:278 charts
Rank in 2016:4Rank Score:3,166
Rank in 2010s58Overall Rank:669
Average Rating:  82/100 (358 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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5.

Skeleton TreeAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:2016Appears in:249 charts
Rank in 2016:5Rank Score:2,303
Rank in 2010s76Overall Rank:889
Average Rating:  83/100 (348 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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6.

Atrocity ExhibitionUnited States Danny Brown
Year of Release:2016Appears in:179 charts
Rank in 2016:6Rank Score:2,066
Rank in 2010s83Overall Rank:987
Average Rating:  83/100 (248 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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7.

22, A MillionUnited States Bon Iver
Year of Release:2016Appears in:218 charts
Rank in 2016:7Rank Score:1,701
Rank in 2010s100Overall Rank:1,173
Average Rating:  80/100 (341 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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8.

LemonadeUnited States Beyoncé
Year of Release:2016Appears in:173 charts
Rank in 2016:8Rank Score:1,268
Rank in 2010s132Overall Rank:1,495
Average Rating:  75/100 (291 votes)
Comments: 31 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:137 charts
Rank in 2016:9Rank Score:1,222
Rank in 2010s137Overall Rank:1,539
Average Rating:  82/100 (224 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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10.

Untitled Unmastered.
Compilation
United States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2016Appears in:199 charts
Rank in 2016:10Rank Score:1,077
Rank in 2010s160Overall Rank:1,713
Average Rating:  80/100 (456 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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Best Albums of 2016 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Isolation Berlin 2 0%
Austin Findley 2 0%
Young Thug 2 0%
µ-Ziq 2 0%
Van Morrison 2 0%
Future 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 490 49%
United Kingdom 200 20%
Canada 53 5%
Australia 38 4%
Mixed Nationality 32 3%
Germany 32 3%
Norway 17 2%
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