Album Of The Year 2016MusicOMH: 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.

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Overall RankDrowned In SoundUncutResidentMojoFOPP
1David Bowie - 111312
2Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree223131
3Kate Tempest - Let Them Eat Chaos2414 - 52 - 92
4Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool39221121
5Anna Meredith - Varmints22 - 4193 - -
6Christine And The Queens - Chaleur Humaine15 - 4910463
7Solange - A Seat At The Table6 - 18 - 22 -
8Angel Olsen - My Woman8720222854
9Bon Iver - 22, A Million12 - 14111631
10Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker11 - 421551
11Cate Le Bon - Crab Day47 - 26 - - 74
12Shura - Nothing's Real250+ - - - - -
13Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition1715 - - - -
14PJ Harvey - The Hope Six Demolition Project23 - 658922
15Frank Ocean - Blonde5830 - 7 -
16Shirley Collins - Lodestar33 - 27 - - -
17Lambchop - FLOTUS26 - 19 - 49
18Meilyr Jones - 201316 - - - 44 -
19Factory Floor - 25 2598 - - - - -
20Let's Eat Grandma - I, Gemini250+ - 40 - - -
21Anohni - Hopelessness1048444252
22Case* / Lang* / Veirs* - Case / Lang / Veirs52 - 28392733
23Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam* - I Had A Dream That You Were Mine250+ - - - - -
24School Of Seven Bells - SVIIB9113 - - - 46
25Savages - Adore Life32 - - 15 - 55
26Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide To Earth82 - - - - 44
27Mitski - Puberty 220 - - 31 - -
28Anderson .Paak - Malibu27 - - - - 87
29Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression21 - 2512660
30Mykki Blanco - Mykki250+ - - - - -
31Noura Mint Seymali - Arbina80 - - - - -
32Blood Orange - Freetown Sound63 - - - - -
33Jamie T - Trick250+ - - - - -
34Julianna Barwick - Will81 - - 50 - -
35King - We Are King250+ - 45 - - -
36Mothers - When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired90 - - 25 - -
37Mutual Benefit - Skip A Sinking Stone250+ - - - - -
38Oliver Coates - Upstepping28 - - - - -
39Suede - Night Thoughts7910 - - 3328
40Colin Stetson - Sorrow250+ - - - - -
41Tyshawn Sorey - The Inner Spectrum Of Variables250+ - - - - -
42A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service14 - - - - -
43Autechre - elseq 1-5250+ - - - - -
44Esperanza Spalding - Emily's D+Evolution250+ - - - - -
45Kanye West - The Life Of Pablo9 - - - - -
46King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity250+ - 33 - - -
47Regina Spektor - Remember Us To Life250+ - - - - -
48Slow Club - One Day All Of This Won't Matter Anymore250+ - - - - -
49Kaytranada - 99.9%35 - - 64 - -
50The Lemon Twigs - Do Hollywood250+ - - - - -

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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:

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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