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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
61.

JoanneUnited States Lady Gaga
Year of Release:2016Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 2016:61Rank Score:328
Rank in 2010s795Overall Rank:5,183
Average Rating:  67/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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62.

Emily's D+EvolutionUnited States Esperanza Spalding
Year of Release:2016Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 2016:62Rank Score:305
Rank in 2010s865Overall Rank:5,502
Average Rating:  76/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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63.

GoreUnited States Deftones
Year of Release:2016Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 2016:63Rank Score:298
Rank in 2010s884Overall Rank:5,601
Average Rating:  72/100 (97 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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64.

SchmilcoUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2016Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 2016:64Rank Score:291
Rank in 2010s906Overall Rank:5,716
Average Rating:  71/100 (129 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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65.

Sleep CycleUnited States Deakin
Year of Release:2016Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 2016:65Rank Score:285
Rank in 2010s916Overall Rank:5,777
Average Rating:  76/100 (142 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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66.

Hardwired... To Self-DestructUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:2016Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 2016:66Rank Score:284
Rank in 2010s918Overall Rank:5,811
Average Rating:  69/100 (142 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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67.

La La Land (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Mixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:2016Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 2016:67Rank Score:278
Rank in 2010s935Overall Rank:5,878
Average Rating:  78/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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68.

The StageUnited States Avenged Sevenfold
Year of Release:2016Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 2016:68Rank Score:273
Rank in 2010s958Overall Rank:5,978
Average Rating:  70/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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69.

In My RoomUnited Kingdom Jacob Collier
Year of Release:2016Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 2016:69Rank Score:251
Rank in 2010s1,032Overall Rank:6,387
Average Rating:  73/100 (6 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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70.

XXIVK MagicUnited States Bruno Mars
Year of Release:2016Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 2016:70Rank Score:249
Rank in 2010s1,039Overall Rank:6,426
Average Rating:  70/100 (78 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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