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: 37. 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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