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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 35,000 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, A Tribe Called Quest, Kendrick Lamar and Kanye West.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

A Moon Shaped PoolUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2016Appears in:925 charts
Rank in 2016:1Rank Score:17,886
Rank in 2010s6Overall Rank:142
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,433 votes)
Comments: 223 comments
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2.

★ (Blackstar)United Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:2016Appears in:756 charts
Rank in 2016:2Rank Score:10,091
Rank in 2010s19Overall Rank:265
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,114 votes)
Comments: 108 comments
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3.

BlondeUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2016Appears in:444 charts
Rank in 2016:3Rank Score:9,865
Rank in 2010s20Overall Rank:271
Average Rating:  84/100 (615 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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4.

Teens Of DenialUnited States Car Seat Headrest
Year of Release:2016Appears in:452 charts
Rank in 2016:4Rank Score:7,708
Rank in 2010s33Overall Rank:351
Average Rating:  83/100 (539 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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5.

22, A MillionUnited States Bon Iver
Year of Release:2016Appears in:327 charts
Rank in 2016:5Rank Score:3,981
Rank in 2010s60Overall Rank:620
Average Rating:  79/100 (491 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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6.

Atrocity ExhibitionUnited States Danny Brown
Year of Release:2016Appears in:316 charts
Rank in 2016:6Rank Score:3,954
Rank in 2010s61Overall Rank:625
Average Rating:  83/100 (417 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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7.

Skeleton TreeAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:2016Appears in:366 charts
Rank in 2016:7Rank Score:3,625
Rank in 2010s64Overall Rank:677
Average Rating:  83/100 (472 votes)
Comments: 35 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:255 charts
Rank in 2016:8Rank Score:2,681
Rank in 2010s84Overall Rank:894
Average Rating:  82/100 (377 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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United States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2016Appears in:296 charts
Rank in 2016:9Rank Score:2,516
Rank in 2010s88Overall Rank:942
Average Rating:  80/100 (611 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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10.

The Life Of PabloUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2016Appears in:301 charts
Rank in 2016:10Rank Score:2,430
Rank in 2010s94Overall Rank:971
Average Rating:  74/100 (667 votes)
Comments: 91 comments
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Best Albums of 2016 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band 4 0%
Venetian Snares 2 0%
King Crimson 2 0%
Bob Dylan 2 0%
Frank Ocean 2 0%
Pearl Jam 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 462 46%
United Kingdom 195 20%
Canada 60 6%
Australia 39 4%
Germany 32 3%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Sweden 19 2%
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