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 465 47%
United Kingdom 178 18%
Canada 52 5%
Mixed Nationality 40 4%
Australia 37 4%
Germany 30 3%
Sweden 26 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 982 98%
Yes 18 2%
Live? Albums %
No 982 98%
Yes 18 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
Best Albums of 2000
1. Kid A by Radiohead
2. Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
3. The Moon & Antarctica by Modest Mouse
4. Since I Left You by The Avalanches
5. Parachutes by Coldplay
6. The Marshall Mathers LP by Eminem
7. Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea by PJ Harvey
8. Stankonia by OutKast
9. Relationship Of Command by At The Drive-In
10. White Pony by Deftones
11. Rated R by Queens Of The Stone Age
12. Voodoo by D'Angelo
13. Hybrid Theory by Linkin Park
14. Figure 8 by Elliott Smith
15. All That You Can't Leave Behind by U2
16. De Stijl by The White Stripes
17. The Sophtware Slump by Grandaddy
18. And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out by Yo La Tengo
19. Deltron 3030 by Deltron 3030
20. Dopethrone by Electric Wizard
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