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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13,887
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Total albums: 459. Page 1 of 46

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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Best Albums of 1978
1. Darkness On The Edge Of Town by Bruce Springsteen
2. This Year's Model by Elvis Costello
3. Van Halen by Van Halen
4. Parallel Lines by Blondie
5. The Cars by The Cars
6. Die Mensch·Maschine [The Man-Machine] by Kraftwerk
7. Some Girls by The Rolling Stones
8. 3rd by Big Star
9. Hemispheres by Rush
10. More Songs About Buildings And Food by Talking Heads
11. The Kick Inside by Kate Bush
12. Dire Straits by Dire Straits
13. All Mod Cons by The Jam
14. The Modern Dance by Pere Ubu
15. Music For 18 Musicians by Steve Reich
16. Outlandos D'Amour by The Police
17. Chairs Missing by Wire
18. Ambient 1: Music For Airports by Brian Eno
19. Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! by Devo
20. Excitable Boy by Warren Zevon
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