Best Albums of 2016

Listed below are the best albums of 2016 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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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Total albums: 1,000. Page 20 of 100

Best Albums of 2016 composition

Country Albums %


United States 467 47%
United Kingdom 177 18%
Canada 52 5%
Mixed Nationality 41 4%
Australia 38 4%
Germany 28 3%
Sweden 25 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 18 2%
Live? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 18 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 993 99%
Yes 8 1%
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