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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, Kanye West, A Tribe Called Quest and Kendrick Lamar.
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RankAlbumArtist
21.

Light Upon The LakeUnited States Whitney
Year of Release:2016Appears in:91 charts
Rank in 2016:21Rank Score:1,017
Rank in 2010s234Overall Rank:2,077
Average Rating:  78/100 (139 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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22.

You Want It DarkerCanada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:2016Appears in:183 charts
Rank in 2016:22Rank Score:996
Rank in 2010s238Overall Rank:2,103
Average Rating:  79/100 (229 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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23.

A Seat At The TableUnited States Solange
Year of Release:2016Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 2016:23Rank Score:868
Rank in 2010s279Overall Rank:2,351
Average Rating:  78/100 (181 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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24.

WORRY.United States Jeff Rosenstock
Year of Release:2016Appears in:91 charts
Rank in 2016:24Rank Score:811
Rank in 2010s298Overall Rank:2,469
Average Rating:  79/100 (108 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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25.

CardinalUnited States Pinegrove
Year of Release:2016Appears in:81 charts
Rank in 2016:25Rank Score:808
Rank in 2010s299Overall Rank:2,481
Average Rating:  78/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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26.

Puberty 2Mixed Nationality Mitski
Year of Release:2016Appears in:123 charts
Rank in 2016:26Rank Score:757
Rank in 2010s321Overall Rank:2,603
Average Rating:  76/100 (181 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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27.

Everything You've Come To ExpectUnited Kingdom The Last Shadow Puppets
Year of Release:2016Appears in:91 charts
Rank in 2016:27Rank Score:669
Rank in 2010s356Overall Rank:2,847
Average Rating:  72/100 (206 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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28.

A Sailor's Guide To EarthUnited States Sturgill Simpson
Year of Release:2016Appears in:145 charts
Rank in 2016:28Rank Score:616
Rank in 2010s387Overall Rank:3,029
Average Rating:  76/100 (229 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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29.

AntiBarbados Rihanna
Year of Release:2016Appears in:77 charts
Rank in 2016:29Rank Score:607
Rank in 2010s392Overall Rank:3,068
Average Rating:  67/100 (186 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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30.

I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of ItUnited Kingdom The 1975
Year of Release:2016Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 2016:30Rank Score:606
Rank in 2010s393Overall Rank:3,072
Average Rating:  65/100 (178 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Best Albums of 2016 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band 3 0%
Lil Peep 3 0%
Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein 2 0%
Pearl Jam 2 0%
Marillion 2 0%
Venetian Snares 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 462 46%
United Kingdom 194 19%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 37 4%
Germany 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Sweden 22 2%
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