Best Albums of 2016

Listed below are the best albums of 2016 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 42,000 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, A Tribe Called Quest and Beyoncé.
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19,479
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3,908
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3,363
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Best Albums of 2016 composition

Country Albums %


United States 462 46%
United Kingdom 182 18%
Canada 55 6%
Australia 38 4%
Mixed Nationality 36 4%
Germany 31 3%
Sweden 21 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 985 99%
Yes 15 2%
Best Artists of 2017
1. Kendrick Lamar
2. Brockhampton
3. Lorde
4. Tyler, The Creator
5. The War On Drugs
6. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
7. Mount Eerie
8. Slowdive
9. Father John Misty
10. The National
11. LCD Soundsystem
12. Fleet Foxes
13. Alvvays
14. SZA
15. St. Vincent
16. Perfume Genius
17. Brand New
18. King Krule
19. Archy Marshall
20. Vince Staples
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