Best Albums of 2016

Listed below are the best albums of 2016 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 39,000 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, A Tribe Called Quest and Beyoncé.
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Total albums: 31. Page 1 of 4

Best Albums of 2016 composition

Country Albums %


United States 459 46%
United Kingdom 189 19%
Canada 57 6%
Australia 38 4%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Germany 31 3%
Sweden 21 2%
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Recognised  Decade Charts
1. All The Best Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked by Uproxx (2019)
2. NME's Greatest Albums of The Decade: The 2010s by New Music Express (2019)
3. Top 100 Albums of the 2010s by Consequence of Sound (2019)
4. The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s by Pitchfork (2019)
5. StuBru albums of 2010s by StuBru (2017)
6. The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Paste (2019)
7. 100 greatest albums of the 2010s by cleveland.com (2019)
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