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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
31.

A Sailor's Guide To EarthUnited States Sturgill Simpson
Year of Release:2016Appears in:149 charts
Rank in 2016:31Rank Score:636
Rank in 2010s414Overall Rank:3,034
Average Rating:  76/100 (238 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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32.

The Colour In AnythingUnited Kingdom James Blake
Year of Release:2016Appears in:134 charts
Rank in 2016:32Rank Score:574
Rank in 2010s451Overall Rank:3,302
Average Rating:  73/100 (261 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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33.

The Glowing ManUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2016Appears in:110 charts
Rank in 2016:33Rank Score:574
Rank in 2010s452Overall Rank:3,303
Average Rating:  79/100 (198 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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34.

HopelessnessUnited Kingdom ANOHNI
Year of Release:2016Appears in:145 charts
Rank in 2016:34Rank Score:535
Rank in 2010s482Overall Rank:3,511
Average Rating:  73/100 (205 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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35.

Love & HateUnited Kingdom Michael Kiwanuka
Year of Release:2016Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 2016:35Rank Score:526
Rank in 2010s487Overall Rank:3,553
Average Rating:  78/100 (107 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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36.

EndlessUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2016Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 2016:36Rank Score:504
Rank in 2010s508Overall Rank:3,665
Average Rating:  76/100 (105 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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37.

TelefoneUnited States Noname
Year of Release:2016Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 2016:37Rank Score:487
Rank in 2010s523Overall Rank:3,760
Average Rating:  77/100 (91 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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38.

JefferyUnited States Young Thug
Year of Release:2016Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 2016:38Rank Score:486
Rank in 2010s527Overall Rank:3,766
Average Rating:  73/100 (117 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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39.

Revolution RadioUnited States Green Day
Year of Release:2016Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 2016:39Rank Score:450
Rank in 2010s563Overall Rank:3,991
Average Rating:  62/100 (143 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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40.

StarboyCanada The Weeknd
Year of Release:2016Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 2016:40Rank Score:445
Rank in 2010s565Overall Rank:4,026
Average Rating:  69/100 (127 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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