Album Of The Year 2016Drowned In 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 RankRolling StoneMusicOMHUncutStereogumNME
1David Bowie - 121156
2Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree220232324
3The 1975 - I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It1918 - - 211
4Anohni - Hopelessness10352181943
5Amber Arcades - Fading Lines78 - - - - -
6Preoccupations - Preoccupations57 - - - - -
7Angel Olsen - My Woman834820713
8Frank Ocean - Blonde551530210
9Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool36421322
10Suede - Night Thoughts79 - 39 - - -
11Jenny Hval - Blood Bitch29 - - 3638 -
12Beyoncé - Lemonade41 - 10111
13School Of Seven Bells - SVIIB91 - 24 - - -
14Kate Tempest - Let Them Eat Chaos24 - 3 - - 29
15Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition171913 - 1016
16Martha - Blisters In The Pit Of my Heart64 - - - - -

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End of year lists from the following blogs, websites, record stores and labels are included in the charts. Click on the name to see their list.

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:

1st: 50pts2nd: 42pts3rd: 36pts4th: 30pts5th: 25pts6th: 22pts7th: 20pts8th: 18pts9th: 16pts10th: 15pts11th: 14pts12th: 13pts13th: 12pts14th: 11pts15th: 10pts16th: 9pts17th: 8pts18th: 7pts19th: 6pts20th: 5pts21-30: 4pts 31-40: 3pts 41-50: 2pts 51+: 1pt
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