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Best Albums of 2016

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 2016 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 37,000 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 And The Bad Seeds, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West and A Tribe Called Quest.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

A Moon Shaped PoolUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2016Appears in:1,002 charts
Rank in 2016:1Rank Score:19,325
Rank in 2010s7Overall Rank:139
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,569 votes)
Comments: 234 comments
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2.

BlondeUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2016Appears in:519 charts
Rank in 2016:2Rank Score:12,534
Rank in 2010s14Overall Rank:223
Average Rating:  84/100 (696 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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3.

★ (Blackstar)United Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:2016Appears in:840 charts
Rank in 2016:3Rank Score:12,415
Rank in 2010s15Overall Rank:226
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,215 votes)
Comments: 114 comments
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4.

Teens Of DenialUnited States Car Seat Headrest
Year of Release:2016Appears in:491 charts
Rank in 2016:4Rank Score:8,324
Rank in 2010s31Overall Rank:337
Average Rating:  83/100 (598 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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5.

Atrocity ExhibitionUnited States Danny Brown
Year of Release:2016Appears in:352 charts
Rank in 2016:5Rank Score:4,533
Rank in 2010s55Overall Rank:577
Average Rating:  83/100 (474 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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6.

22, A MillionUnited States Bon Iver
Year of Release:2016Appears in:347 charts
Rank in 2016:6Rank Score:4,356
Rank in 2010s58Overall Rank:594
Average Rating:  79/100 (538 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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7.

Skeleton TreeAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:2016Appears in:403 charts
Rank in 2016:7Rank Score:4,107
Rank in 2010s62Overall Rank:627
Average Rating:  83/100 (515 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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United States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2016Appears in:316 charts
Rank in 2016:8Rank Score:2,993
Rank in 2010s84Overall Rank:846
Average Rating:  80/100 (656 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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9.

The Life Of PabloUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2016Appears in:330 charts
Rank in 2016:9Rank Score:2,963
Rank in 2010s85Overall Rank:851
Average Rating:  74/100 (714 votes)
Comments: 96 comments
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10.

We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your ServiceUnited States A Tribe Called Quest
Year of Release:2016Appears in:281 charts
Rank in 2016:10Rank Score:2,918
Rank in 2010s86Overall Rank:865
Average Rating:  82/100 (404 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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Best Albums of 2016 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band 3 0%
Lil Peep 3 0%
Bob Dylan 2 0%
Eric Clapton 2 0%
Van Morrison 2 0%
Nicolas Jaar 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 450 45%
United Kingdom 197 20%
Canada 57 6%
Mixed Nationality 40 4%
Australia 38 4%
Germany 35 4%
Sweden 20 2%
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