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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 38,000 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 Kendrick Lamar.
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RankAlbumArtist
21.

A Seat At The TableUnited States Solange
Year of Release:2016Appears in:173 charts
Rank in 2016:21Rank Score:1,090
Rank in 2010s240Overall Rank:2,019
Average Rating:  78/100 (201 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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22.

You Want It DarkerCanada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:2016Appears in:201 charts
Rank in 2016:22Rank Score:994
Rank in 2010s268Overall Rank:2,180
Average Rating:  79/100 (248 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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23.

Light Upon The LakeUnited States Whitney
Year of Release:2016Appears in:96 charts
Rank in 2016:23Rank Score:984
Rank in 2010s271Overall Rank:2,200
Average Rating:  78/100 (144 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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24.

WORRY.United States Jeff Rosenstock
Year of Release:2016Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 2016:24Rank Score:983
Rank in 2010s272Overall Rank:2,203
Average Rating:  79/100 (118 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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25.

Puberty 2Mixed Nationality Mitski
Year of Release:2016Appears in:145 charts
Rank in 2016:25Rank Score:979
Rank in 2010s274Overall Rank:2,207
Average Rating:  76/100 (198 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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26.

Everything You've Come To ExpectUnited Kingdom The Last Shadow Puppets
Year of Release:2016Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 2016:26Rank Score:825
Rank in 2010s330Overall Rank:2,496
Average Rating:  72/100 (217 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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27.

I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of ItUnited Kingdom The 1975
Year of Release:2016Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 2016:27Rank Score:730
Rank in 2010s370Overall Rank:2,756
Average Rating:  66/100 (191 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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28.

CardinalUnited States Pinegrove
Year of Release:2016Appears in:83 charts
Rank in 2016:28Rank Score:703
Rank in 2010s379Overall Rank:2,833
Average Rating:  77/100 (140 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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29.

Post Pop DepressionUnited States Iggy Pop
Year of Release:2016Appears in:125 charts
Rank in 2016:29Rank Score:684
Rank in 2010s389Overall Rank:2,890
Average Rating:  74/100 (215 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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30.

AntiBarbados Rihanna
Year of Release:2016Appears in:95 charts
Rank in 2016:30Rank Score:672
Rank in 2010s396Overall Rank:2,932
Average Rating:  67/100 (199 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 2016 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band 3 0%
Pearl Jam 2 0%
King Crimson 2 0%
Eric Clapton 2 0%
Thee Oh Sees 2 0%
The Rolling Stones 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 451 45%
United Kingdom 199 20%
Canada 57 6%
Mixed Nationality 39 4%
Australia 37 4%
Germany 34 3%
Sweden 20 2%
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