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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 29,000 greatest album charts.

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2016 year summaryThe best artists of 2016 were Radiohead, David Bowie, Frank Ocean, Car Seat Headrest, Bon Iver, Danny Brown, 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:727 charts
Rank in 2016:1Rank Score:12,555
Rank in 2010s10Overall Rank:193
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,152 votes)
Comments: 202 comments
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2.

★ (Blackstar)United Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:2016Appears in:601 charts
Rank in 2016:2Rank Score:6,996
Rank in 2010s28Overall Rank:345
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (927 votes)
Comments: 88 comments
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3.

BlondeUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2016Appears in:313 charts
Rank in 2016:3Rank Score:5,755
Rank in 2010s36Overall Rank:410
Average Rating:  84/100 (464 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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4.

Teens Of DenialUnited States Car Seat Headrest
Year of Release:2016Appears in:338 charts
Rank in 2016:4Rank Score:4,474
Rank in 2010s47Overall Rank:514
Average Rating:  82/100 (411 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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5.

22, A MillionUnited States Bon Iver
Year of Release:2016Appears in:266 charts
Rank in 2016:5Rank Score:2,933
Rank in 2010s63Overall Rank:747
Average Rating:  79/100 (401 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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6.

Atrocity ExhibitionUnited States Danny Brown
Year of Release:2016Appears in:228 charts
Rank in 2016:6Rank Score:2,868
Rank in 2010s68Overall Rank:772
Average Rating:  83/100 (312 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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7.

Skeleton TreeAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:2016Appears in:287 charts
Rank in 2016:7Rank Score:2,771
Rank in 2010s71Overall Rank:795
Average Rating:  83/100 (386 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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8.

LemonadeUnited States Beyoncé
Year of Release:2016Appears in:198 charts
Rank in 2016:8Rank Score:1,813
Rank in 2010s105Overall Rank:1,170
Average Rating:  76/100 (330 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:177 charts
Rank in 2016:9Rank Score:1,674
Rank in 2010s109Overall Rank:1,234
Average Rating:  83/100 (279 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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10.

Untitled Unmastered.
Compilation
United States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2016Appears in:231 charts
Rank in 2016:10Rank Score:1,608
Rank in 2010s112Overall Rank:1,277
Average Rating:  80/100 (515 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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Best Albums of 2016 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band 5 1%
King Crimson 3 0%
Thee Oh Sees 2 0%
Momoiro Clover Z 2 0%
Eric Clapton 2 0%
Future 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 468 47%
United Kingdom 196 20%
Canada 54 5%
Australia 44 4%
Germany 37 4%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Norway 17 2%
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