Best Albums of 2016

Listed below are the best albums of 2016 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 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, Nick Cave, Kanye West and Beyoncé.
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2016
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17,070
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14,436
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12,520
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7,725
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5,929
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4,796
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4,560
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4,251
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3,924
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Best Albums of 2016 composition

Country Albums %


United States 461 46%
United Kingdom 177 18%
Canada 51 5%
Mixed Nationality 46 5%
Australia 38 4%
Germany 27 3%
Sweden 25 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Live? Albums %
No 978 98%
Yes 22 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
Popular  Charts
1. 100 Best Albums - 2024 Edition by Apple Music (2024)
2. The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time by New Music Express (2013)
3. 200 Greatest Albums of All Time by Uncut (2016)
4. The Top 100 Albums by VH1 (2001)
5. The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time by Rolling Stone (2020)
6. The Definitive 200 by National Association of Recording Merchandisers (2007)
7. Virgin All-Time Top 1000 Albums by Virgin (2000)
8. Top 100 Albums by ABC (2006)
9. Mojo Readers: The 100 Greatest Albums Ever Made by Mojo (1996)
10. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Melody Maker (2000)
11. Greatest 100 Albums of All Time by The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums with NME (2006)
12. Die 100 besten Platten des Jahrhunderts by Wiener (1999)
13. The 100 Greatest Albums Of All Time by Absolute Radio (2012)
14. Die 100 besten Alben der Musikgeschichte by radioeins (2019)
15. 100 Greatest Albums Ever by Q (2006)
16. The 300 Greatest Albums of All Time (1-100) by Paste (2024)
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19. The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time by Consequence of Sound (2022)
20. Die 100 Alben des Jahrhunderts by Spex (2000)
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