Best Albums of 2016

Listed below are the best albums of 2016 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 47,000 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 & The Bad Seeds, Kanye West, Beyoncé and A Tribe Called Quest.
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Total albums: 18. Page 1 of 2

Best Albums of 2016 composition

Country Albums %


United States 465 47%
United Kingdom 178 18%
Canada 52 5%
Mixed Nationality 40 4%
Australia 37 4%
Germany 30 3%
Sweden 26 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 982 98%
Yes 18 2%
Live? Albums %
No 982 98%
Yes 18 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
Best Artists of 1972
1. David Bowie
2. The Rolling Stones
3. Nick Drake
4. Yes
5. Neil Young
6. Lou Reed
7. Deep Purple
8. Jethro Tull
9. Genesis
10. Can
11. Big Star
12. Milton Nascimento / Lô Borges
13. Stevie Wonder
14. Curtis Mayfield
15. Novos Baianos
16. Steely Dan
17. The Allman Brothers Band
18. Wishbone Ash
19. Black Sabbath
20. Roxy Music
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