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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 Beyoncé.
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RankAlbumArtist
21.

Light Upon The LakeUnited States Whitney
Year of Release:2016Appears in:93 charts
Rank in 2016:21Rank Score:1,034
Rank in 2010s246Overall Rank:2,083
Average Rating:  78/100 (141 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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22.

You Want It DarkerCanada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:2016Appears in:190 charts
Rank in 2016:22Rank Score:988
Rank in 2010s256Overall Rank:2,163
Average Rating:  79/100 (239 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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23.

A Seat At The TableUnited States Solange
Year of Release:2016Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 2016:23Rank Score:917
Rank in 2010s279Overall Rank:2,286
Average Rating:  78/100 (187 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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24.

Puberty 2Mixed Nationality Mitski
Year of Release:2016Appears in:135 charts
Rank in 2016:24Rank Score:914
Rank in 2010s280Overall Rank:2,291
Average Rating:  76/100 (193 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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25.

WORRY.United States Jeff Rosenstock
Year of Release:2016Appears in:104 charts
Rank in 2016:25Rank Score:913
Rank in 2010s283Overall Rank:2,294
Average Rating:  79/100 (114 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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26.

CardinalUnited States Pinegrove
Year of Release:2016Appears in:83 charts
Rank in 2016:26Rank Score:827
Rank in 2010s316Overall Rank:2,471
Average Rating:  78/100 (133 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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27.

Everything You've Come To ExpectUnited Kingdom The Last Shadow Puppets
Year of Release:2016Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 2016:27Rank Score:815
Rank in 2010s320Overall Rank:2,499
Average Rating:  72/100 (211 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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28.

I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of ItUnited Kingdom The 1975
Year of Release:2016Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 2016:28Rank Score:704
Rank in 2010s364Overall Rank:2,788
Average Rating:  65/100 (183 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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29.

AntiBarbados Rihanna
Year of Release:2016Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 2016:29Rank Score:699
Rank in 2010s368Overall Rank:2,807
Average Rating:  67/100 (189 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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30.

Post Pop DepressionUnited States Iggy Pop
Year of Release:2016Appears in:124 charts
Rank in 2016:30Rank Score:682
Rank in 2010s375Overall Rank:2,852
Average Rating:  74/100 (212 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of 2016 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Lil Peep 3 0%
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band 3 0%
Bob Dylan 2 0%
Marillion 2 0%
Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein 2 0%
Frank Ocean 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 458 46%
United Kingdom 197 20%
Canada 53 5%
Australia 36 4%
Germany 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
Sweden 22 2%
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