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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Total albums: 1,000. Page 9 of 100

Best Albums of 2016 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
David Bowie 3 0%
Lil Peep 3 0%
King Crimson 2 0%
Ray Wilson 2 0%
Clipping. 2 0%
Van Morrison 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 465 47%
United Kingdom 178 18%
Canada 52 5%
Mixed Nationality 41 4%
Australia 37 4%
Germany 29 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 the 2000s
1. Kid A by Radiohead
2. In Rainbows by Radiohead
3. Funeral by Arcade Fire
4. Is This It by The Strokes
5. Illinois by Sufjan Stevens
6. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot by Wilco
7. Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not by Arctic Monkeys
8. Madvillainy by Madvillain
9. Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
10. Turn On The Bright Lights by Interpol
11. Sound Of Silver by LCD Soundsystem
12. For Emma, Forever Ago by Bon Iver
13. A Rush Of Blood To The Head by Coldplay
14. Elephant by The White Stripes
15. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots by The Flaming Lips
16. Amnesiac by Radiohead
17. Merriweather Post Pavilion by Animal Collective
18. Demon Days by Gorillaz
19. Fleet Foxes by Fleet Foxes
20. Songs For The Deaf by Queens Of The Stone Age
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