Album Of The Year 2016A.V. Club: Albums of the Year

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The table shows the closest 5 matches from the end of year lists in our database. Results go from left to right in decreasing order of how similar a list is to this published list.

Click on the name of a magazine or website in the table header to see their full Album of the Year chart. Click on an album's overall ranking to see which end of year lists it appears in.

Overall RankConsequence of SoundStereogumPitchforkMusicOMHRolling Stone
1David Bowie - 135412
2Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool313131046
3Angel Olsen - My Woman8779834
4Pinegrove - Cardinal46302446 - -
5The Hotelier - Goodness694339 - - -
6White Lung - Paradise514817 - - 31
7Chance The Rapper - Coloring Book7236 - 3
8Mitski - Puberty 220118182723
9Frank Ocean - Blonde5422155
10Joyce Manor - Cody136 - - - - -
11Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker11103417109
12Eric Bachmann - Eric Bachmann250+ - - - - -
13Solange - A Seat At The Table61961711
14Modern Baseball - Holy Ghost250+ - - - - -
15Lydia Loveless - Real250+ - 47 - - -
16Nails - You Will Never Be One Of Us37 - - - - -
17Touché Amoré - Stage Four250+ - - - - -
18Kanye West - The Life Of Pablo9 - 95458
19Car Seat Headrest - Teens Of Denial18181124 - 4
20Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam* - I Had A Dream That You Were Mine115 - - 3523 -
21Martha - Blisters In The Pit Of my Heart6446 - - - -

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How the overall rank is calculated

Our scoring system for the overall ranking is designed to provide just the right combination of big rewards for appearing high up in any list, with a little something thrown in for the consistent performers. Points are awarded as follows:

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