Best Albums of 2016

Listed below are the best albums of 2016 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 42,000 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 & The Bad Seeds, Kanye West, Beyoncé and A Tribe Called Quest.
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Total albums: 31. Page 1 of 4

Best Albums of 2016 composition

Country Albums %


United States 462 46%
United Kingdom 181 18%
Canada 55 6%
Australia 37 4%
Mixed Nationality 36 4%
Germany 31 3%
Sweden 21 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 985 99%
Yes 15 2%
Best Artists of 1969
1. The Beatles
2. Led Zeppelin
3. King Crimson
4. The Rolling Stones
5. The Velvet Underground
6. Nick Drake
7. Frank Zappa
8. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
9. The Who
10. Neil Young
11. Neil Young With Crazy Horse
12. Creedence Clearwater Revival
13. Miles Davis
14. The Band
15. The Kinks
16. Crosby, Stills & Nash
17. The Stooges
18. Fairport Convention
19. Sly & The Family Stone
20. Dusty Springfield
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