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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 37,000 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 Beyoncé.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

A Moon Shaped PoolUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2016Appears in:973 charts
Rank in 2016:1Rank Score:18,819
Rank in 2010s6Overall Rank:140
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,530 votes)
Comments: 228 comments
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2.

★ (Blackstar)United Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:2016Appears in:811 charts
Rank in 2016:2Rank Score:11,839
Rank in 2010s15Overall Rank:235
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,182 votes)
Comments: 109 comments
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3.

BlondeUnited States Frank Ocean
Year of Release:2016Appears in:495 charts
Rank in 2016:3Rank Score:11,725
Rank in 2010s18Overall Rank:238
Average Rating:  84/100 (676 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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4.

Teens Of DenialUnited States Car Seat Headrest
Year of Release:2016Appears in:480 charts
Rank in 2016:4Rank Score:8,166
Rank in 2010s33Overall Rank:342
Average Rating:  83/100 (580 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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5.

Atrocity ExhibitionUnited States Danny Brown
Year of Release:2016Appears in:338 charts
Rank in 2016:5Rank Score:4,385
Rank in 2010s56Overall Rank:588
Average Rating:  83/100 (457 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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6.

22, A MillionUnited States Bon Iver
Year of Release:2016Appears in:335 charts
Rank in 2016:6Rank Score:4,243
Rank in 2010s59Overall Rank:602
Average Rating:  79/100 (523 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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7.

Skeleton TreeAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:2016Appears in:391 charts
Rank in 2016:7Rank Score:3,975
Rank in 2010s64Overall Rank:641
Average Rating:  83/100 (504 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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8.

The Life Of PabloUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2016Appears in:326 charts
Rank in 2016:8Rank Score:2,980
Rank in 2010s81Overall Rank:841
Average Rating:  74/100 (703 votes)
Comments: 93 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:268 charts
Rank in 2016:9Rank Score:2,708
Rank in 2010s86Overall Rank:905
Average Rating:  82/100 (398 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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10.

LemonadeUnited States Beyoncé
Year of Release:2016Appears in:249 charts
Rank in 2016:10Rank Score:2,697
Rank in 2010s87Overall Rank:910
Average Rating:  76/100 (407 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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Best Albums of 2016 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Lil Peep 3 0%
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band 3 0%
Bob Dylan 2 0%
Marillion 2 0%
Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein 2 0%
Frank Ocean 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 458 46%
United Kingdom 197 20%
Canada 53 5%
Australia 36 4%
Germany 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
Sweden 22 2%
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