Album Of The Year 2016Mojo: 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 RankResidentFOPPNMEUncutMusicOMH
1David Bowie - 132611
2Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate2545923 - -
3Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree2112432
4Lambchop - FLOTUS26 - 9 - 1917
5Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker112151 - 410
6Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression21126082529
7Frank Ocean - Blonde5 - - 103015
8Paul Simon - Stranger To Stranger544066 - 24 -
9PJ Harvey - The Hope Six Demolition Project235822 - 614
10Heron Oblivion - Heron Oblivion250+49 - - - -
11Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool32212224
12Beyoncé - Lemonade4 - - 1110 -
13Teenage Fanclub - Here34 - 16 - 9 -
14Charles Bradley - Changes250+7220 - - -
15The Cult - Hidden City250+ - - - - -
16Bon Iver - 22, A Million12113150149
17Dinosaur Jr. - Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not250+8257 - - -
18Syd Arthur - Apricity250+ - - - - -
19Modern Studies - Swell To Great250+ - - - - -
20Bob Dylan - Fallen Angels250+ - - - - -
21Ryley Walker - Golden Sings That Have Been Sung552753 - 5 -
22Solange - A Seat At The Table6 - - 41187
23Kevin Morby - Singing Saw250+32 - - 50 -
24Car Seat Headrest - Teens Of Denial1818 - 45 - -
25Skepta - Konnichiwa30 - 10448 -
26Cass McCombs - Mangy Love250+ - - - 31 -
27Case* / Lang* / Veirs* - Case / Lang / Veirs523933 - 2822
28Angel Olsen - My Woman8225413208
29Thee Oh Sees - A Weird Exits13917 - 11 -
30The Monkees - Good Times!250+ - - - - -
31The Fat White Family - Songs For Our Mothers753770 - - -
32The Still - The Still250+ - - - - -
33Suede - Night Thoughts79 - 28 - - 39
34David Crosby - Lighthouse250+ - - - - -
35Field Music - Commontime77287 - - -
36Wilco - Schmilco67 - 18 - 15 -
37James Blake - The Colour In Anything250+99 - - - -
38William Bell - This Is Where I Live250+ - - - - -
39White Denim - Stiff250+7641 - - -
40Chance The Rapper - Coloring Book7 - - 9 - -
41Steve Gunn - Eyes On The Lines250+14 - - - -
42Anohni - Hopelessness10445243821
43Bitchin Bajas And Bonnie "Prince" Billy - Epic Jammers And Fortunate Little Ditties250+ - - - - -
44Meilyr Jones - 201316 - - - - 18
45Kendrick Lamar - Untitled Unmastered.250+ - - - - -
46Christine And The Queens - Chaleur Humaine151033496
47Van Morrison - Keep Me Singing250+ - 61 - - -
48The Comet Is Coming - Channel The Spirits250+6089 - - -
49Nada Surf - You Know Who You Are250+ - - - - -
50The Divine Comedy - Foreverland250+ - 48 - - -

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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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