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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 37,000 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 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:993 charts
Rank in 2016:1Rank Score:19,065
Rank in 2010s6Overall Rank:139
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,554 votes)
Comments: 233 comments
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2.

★ (Blackstar)United Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:2016Appears in:834 charts
Rank in 2016:2Rank Score:12,332
Rank in 2010s14Overall Rank:223
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,198 votes)
Comments: 114 comments
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3.

BlondeUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2016Appears in:508 charts
Rank in 2016:3Rank Score:12,095
Rank in 2010s15Overall Rank:233
Average Rating:  84/100 (687 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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4.

Teens Of DenialUnited States Car Seat Headrest
Year of Release:2016Appears in:487 charts
Rank in 2016:4Rank Score:8,256
Rank in 2010s32Overall Rank:340
Average Rating:  83/100 (586 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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5.

Atrocity ExhibitionUnited States Danny Brown
Year of Release:2016Appears in:352 charts
Rank in 2016:5Rank Score:4,559
Rank in 2010s54Overall Rank:573
Average Rating:  83/100 (469 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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6.

22, A MillionUnited States Bon Iver
Year of Release:2016Appears in:345 charts
Rank in 2016:6Rank Score:4,288
Rank in 2010s59Overall Rank:602
Average Rating:  79/100 (531 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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7.

Skeleton TreeMixed Nationality Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:2016Appears in:398 charts
Rank in 2016:7Rank Score:4,137
Rank in 2010s62Overall Rank:621
Average Rating:  83/100 (510 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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8.

The Life Of PabloUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2016Appears in:333 charts
Rank in 2016:8Rank Score:3,016
Rank in 2010s81Overall Rank:838
Average Rating:  74/100 (710 votes)
Comments: 95 comments
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United States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2016Appears in:311 charts
Rank in 2016:9Rank Score:2,772
Rank in 2010s85Overall Rank:892
Average Rating:  80/100 (643 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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10.

We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your ServiceUnited States A Tribe Called Quest
Year of Release:2016Appears in:275 charts
Rank in 2016:10Rank Score:2,772
Rank in 2010s86Overall Rank:893
Average Rating:  82/100 (401 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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Best Albums of 2016 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band 3 0%
Lil Peep 3 0%
King Crimson 2 0%
Eric Clapton 2 0%
Van Morrison 2 0%
Thee Oh Sees 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 450 45%
United Kingdom 198 20%
Canada 56 6%
Mixed Nationality 38 4%
Australia 37 4%
Germany 35 4%
Sweden 21 2%
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