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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 38,000 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, Kanye West, A Tribe Called Quest and Kendrick Lamar.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

A Moon Shaped PoolUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2016Appears in:1,016 charts
Rank in 2016:1Rank Score:19,578
Rank in 2010s7Overall Rank:135
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,583 votes)
Comments: 235 comments
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2.

BlondeUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2016Appears in:534 charts
Rank in 2016:2Rank Score:12,868
Rank in 2010s13Overall Rank:217
Average Rating:  84/100 (703 votes)
Comments: 62 comments
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3.

★ (Blackstar)United Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:2016Appears in:846 charts
Rank in 2016:3Rank Score:12,477
Rank in 2010s15Overall Rank:226
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,234 votes)
Comments: 117 comments
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4.

Teens Of DenialUnited States Car Seat Headrest
Year of Release:2016Appears in:500 charts
Rank in 2016:4Rank Score:8,378
Rank in 2010s31Overall Rank:334
Average Rating:  83/100 (604 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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5.

Atrocity ExhibitionUnited States Danny Brown
Year of Release:2016Appears in:366 charts
Rank in 2016:5Rank Score:4,718
Rank in 2010s55Overall Rank:562
Average Rating:  83/100 (479 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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6.

22, A MillionUnited States Bon Iver
Year of Release:2016Appears in:357 charts
Rank in 2016:6Rank Score:4,390
Rank in 2010s58Overall Rank:589
Average Rating:  79/100 (541 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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7.

Skeleton TreeAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:2016Appears in:407 charts
Rank in 2016:7Rank Score:4,127
Rank in 2010s64Overall Rank:626
Average Rating:  83/100 (519 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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8.

The Life Of PabloUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2016Appears in:343 charts
Rank in 2016:8Rank Score:3,137
Rank in 2010s82Overall Rank:809
Average Rating:  75/100 (721 votes)
Comments: 97 comments
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9.

We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your ServiceUnited States A Tribe Called Quest
Year of Release:2016Appears in:289 charts
Rank in 2016:9Rank Score:3,025
Rank in 2010s84Overall Rank:841
Average Rating:  82/100 (408 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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United States Kendrick Lamar
Year of Release:2016Appears in:319 charts
Rank in 2016:10Rank Score:3,024
Rank in 2010s85Overall Rank:842
Average Rating:  80/100 (663 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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Best Albums of 2016 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band 3 0%
Pearl Jam 2 0%
King Crimson 2 0%
Eric Clapton 2 0%
Thee Oh Sees 2 0%
The Rolling Stones 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 451 45%
United Kingdom 199 20%
Canada 57 6%
Mixed Nationality 39 4%
Australia 37 4%
Germany 34 3%
Sweden 20 2%
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