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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19,613
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533
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Total albums: 182. Page 1 of 19

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%
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7. NME Albums Of The Year 2019 by New Music Express (2019)
8. The Best Albums of 2019 by FLOOD Magazine (2019)
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12. The 20 best albums of 2019 by Dazed (2019)
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17. The Wire's Top 50 Releases 2019 by The Wire (2019)
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19. The 50 best albums of 2019 by Independent (2019)
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