Album Of The Year 2016Consequence of Sound: 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 RankStereogumPitchforkRolling StoneNPRSlant
1Beyoncé - Lemonade413123
2Chance The Rapper - Coloring Book7363108
3David Bowie - 154235
4Frank Ocean - Blonde522546
5Anohni - Hopelessness101983532 -
6Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree2231520 - 7
7Angel Olsen - My Woman8793425 -
8Anderson .Paak - Malibu271213 - 7 -
9Bon Iver - 22, A Million121512225 -
10Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker1134179 - 9
11Mitski - Puberty 2208182329 -
12A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service144730174
13Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool313106151
14Blood Orange - Freetown Sound63 - 1428 - 24
15Schoolboy Q - Blank Face LP871438 - - -
16Wilco - Schmilco67 - - 41 - -
17Tim Hecker - Love Streams250+48 - - - -
18Car Seat Headrest - Teens Of Denial1811244823
19Solange - A Seat At The Table66111113
20Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein - Stranger Things250+ - - 47 - -
21Jenny Hval - Blood Bitch293823 - - 25
22Kaytranada - 99.9%353625 - 13 -
23The Body & Full Of Hell - One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache250+ - - - - -
24James Blake - The Colour In Anything250+42 - - - -
25Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition17101119 - -
26Jamila Woods - HEAVN250+3736 - 27 -
27Tegan and Sara - Love You To Death250+ - - - - -
28Frankie Cosmos - Next Thing250+4448 - - -
29Nicolas Jaar - Sirens250+ - 20 - - -
30Pinegrove - Cardinal462446 - 38 -
31Babymetal - Metal Resistance250+ - - - - -
32Explosions In The Sky - The Wilderness250+ - - - - -
33Gojira - Magma250+ - - - - -
34Sioux Falls - Rot Forever250+ - - - - -
35Into It. Over It. - Standards250+ - - - - -
36NoName Gypsy - Telefone250+2827 - 22 -
37The Range - Potential250+ - - - - -
38Whitney - Light Upon The Lake38 - 31 - - -
39Savages - Adore Life32 - - - - -
40Deftones - Gore250+ - - - - -
41Mothers - When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired90 - - - - -
42Kevin Gates - Islah250+ - 44 - - -
43The Hotelier - Goodness6939 - - - -
44Lambchop - FLOTUS26 - - - - 11
45Young Thug - JEFFERY86 - 211024 -
46Martha - Blisters In The Pit Of my Heart64 - - - - -
47Japanese Breakfast - Psychopomp250+27 - - - -
48White Lung - Paradise5117 - 31 - -
49Weaves - Weaves250+ - - - - -
50Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression21 - - 45 - -

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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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