Best Albums of 2016

Listed below are the best albums of 2016 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 52,000 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, Nick Cave, Kanye West and Beyoncé.
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Buy album United States
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Buy album United States
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2016
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Buy album United States
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2016
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31
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Buy album United States
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Year of Release:
2016
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31
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Buy album United States
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  • #Sponsored
Year of Release:
2016
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Rank Score:
31
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Buy album United States
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Year of Release:
2016
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30
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 69 of 100

Best Albums of 2016 composition

Country Albums %


United States 458 46%
United Kingdom 178 18%
Canada 52 5%
Mixed Nationality 46 5%
Australia 36 4%
Germany 27 3%
Sweden 25 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 979 98%
Yes 21 2%
Live? Albums %
No 978 98%
Yes 22 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
Best Artists of the 2010s
1. Kendrick Lamar
2. Kanye West
3. Tame Impala
4. Arcade Fire
5. Beach House
6. Frank Ocean
7. Sufjan Stevens
8. Radiohead
9. The National
10. Nick Cave
11. Vampire Weekend
12. Lana Del Rey
13. Car Seat Headrest
14. David Bowie
15. Bon Iver
16. Death Grips
17. The War On Drugs
18. Arctic Monkeys
19. Swans
20. Tyler, The Creator
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