Best Albums of 2016

Listed below are the best albums of 2016 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 47,000 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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Best Albums of 2016 composition

Country Albums %


United States 462 46%
United Kingdom 178 18%
Canada 52 5%
Mixed Nationality 43 4%
Australia 37 4%
Germany 29 3%
Sweden 26 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 18 2%
Live? Albums %
No 982 98%
Yes 19 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 993 99%
Yes 8 1%
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3. Promises by Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra
4. Jubilee by Japanese Breakfast
5. Cavalcade by Black Midi
6. Call Me If You Get Lost by Tyler, The Creator
7. Bright Green Field by Squid
8. OK Human by Weezer
9. By The Time I Get To Phoenix by Injury Reserve
10. The Turning Wheel by Spellling
11. Drunk Tank Pink by Shame
12. Hey What by Low
13. I Don't Live Here Anymore by The War On Drugs
14. An Evening With Silk Sonic by Silk Sonic
15. To See The Next Part Of The Dream by 파란노을 [Parannoul]
16. A Beginner's Mind by Sufjan Stevens & Angelo De Augustine
17. Sinner Get Ready by Lingua Ignota
18. Daddy's Home by St. Vincent
19. Blue Weekend by Wolf Alice
20. LP! by JPEGMAFIA
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