Album Of The Year 2016NME: 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 RankRolling StoneStereogumDrowned In SoundNPRPitchfork
1The 1975 - I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It191821321 -
2Kanye West - The Life Of Pablo989 - - 5
3Christine And The Queens - Chaleur Humaine15 - - - - -
4Skepta - Konnichiwa30 - - - - -
5Kaytranada - 99.9%35 - 36 - 1325
6David Bowie - 125134
7DIIV - Is The Is Are92 - - - - -
8Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression2145 - - - -
9Chance The Rapper - Coloring Book733 - 106
10Frank Ocean - Blonde552842
11Beyoncé - Lemonade4111223
12Sunflower Bean - Human Ceremony143 - - - - -
13Angel Olsen - My Woman83477259
14Jamie T - Trick146 - - - - -
15Kano - Made In The Manor250+ - - - - -
16Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition17191015 - 11
17Drake - Views250+42 - - - -
18Tegan and Sara - Love You To Death250+ - - - - -
19White Lung - Paradise513117 - - -
20Lady Gaga - Joanne250+ - - - - -
21Anderson .Paak - Malibu27 - 12 - 713
22Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool361391510
23Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate25 - - - - -
24Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree220232 - 15
25Blossoms - Blossoms250+ - - - - -
26Biffy Clyro - Ellipsis250+ - - - - -
27Giggs - Landlord250+ - - - - -
28Goat - Requiem106 - - - - -
29Kate Tempest - Let Them Eat Chaos24 - - 14 - -
30Nao - For All We Know250+ - - - - -
31Bastille - Wild World250+ - - - - -
32Kings Of Leon - WALLS250+ - - - - -
33Margo Price - Midwest Farmer's Daughter4421 - - 20 -
34Let's Eat Grandma - I, Gemini250+ - - - - -
35Glass Animals - How To Be A Human Being250+ - - - - -
36Swet Shop Boys - Cashmere121 - - - - -
37Soft Hair - Soft Hair250+ - - - - -
38Slaves - Take Control250+ - - - - -
39Green Day - Revolution Radio14914 - - - -
40Rihanna - Anti682520 - 1219
41Solange - A Seat At The Table6116 - 11
42Whitney - Light Upon The Lake38 - - - - 31
43Anohni - Hopelessness1035194328
44The Lemon Twigs - Do Hollywood250+ - - - - -
45Car Seat Headrest - Teens Of Denial18411 - 824
46Savages - Adore Life32 - - - - -
47Wild Beasts - Boy King250+ - - - - -
48Show Me The Body - Body War129 - - - - -
49Public Access T.V. - Never Enough250+ - - - - -
50Bon Iver - 22, A Million122215 - 512

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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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