Album Of The Year 2016Norman Records: 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 RankThe WirePitchforkNPRResidentLoud and Quiet
1Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - EARS3118293062 -
2Veldt* - The Shocking Fuzz Of Your Electric Fur: The Drake Equation50 - - - - -
3Beak> - Couple In A Hole59 - - - - -
4Bracken - High Passes74 - - - - -
5Oliver Coates - Upstepping28 - - - - 7
6Bayonne - Primitives89 - - - - -
7Western Skies Motel - Settlers101 - - - - -
8Gold Panda - Good Luck And Do Your Best71 - - - - 16
9Huerco S. - For Those Of You Who Have Never108 - 41 - - -
10Jason Sharp - A Boat Upon Its Blood135 - - - - -
11Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Suzanne Ciani - Sunergy139 - - - - -
12David Bowie - 1143314
13Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein - Stranger Things107 - - - - -
14MJ Guider - Precious Systems250+ - - - 66 -
15Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool3 - 10152 -
16Carla dal Forno - You Know What It's Like14420 - - - -
17C. Diab - No Perfect Wave250+ - - - - -
18Hintermass - The Apple Tree250+ - - - - -
19Ulrika Spacek - The Album Paranoia110 - - - 19 -
20Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree2515 - 128
21Tim Hecker - Love Streams122 - - - - -
22Cavern Of Anti-Matter - Void Beats / Invocation Trex76 - - - 16 -
23eagle/deer - The Summer of Sepia250+ - - - - -
24Ian William Craig - Centres250+28 - - 56 -
25Jóhann Jóhannsson - Orphée250+ - - - - -
26Ólafur Arnalds - Island Songs250+ - - - - -
27Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition17 - 11 - - 3
28Anohni - Hopelessness10 - 832445
29Thomas Köner - Tiento De La Luz250+ - - - - -
30Pye Corner Audio - Stasis45 - - - - -
31Mitski - Puberty 220 - 18293117
32Sarah Davachi - Dominions250+ - - - - -
33Mark Pritchard - Under The Sun250+ - - - - -
34Steve Hauschildt - Strands250+ - - - - -
35Mary Lattimore - At The Dam250+ - - - - -
36Gnod & Anthony Child - Behind The Lids250+ - - - - -
37Omni - Deluxe250+ - - - - -
38Botany - Deepak Verbera250+ - - - - -
39Matt Elliott - The Calm Before250+ - - - - -
40Thee Oh Sees - A Weird Exits13 - - - 9 -
41The Hecks - The Hecks250+ - - - - -
42Helen Money - Become Zero250+ - - - - -
43Resina - Resina250+ - - - - -
44Angel Olsen - My Woman8 - 9252232
45Clipping. - Splendor & Misery250+ - - - - 20
46Loscil - Monument Builders250+ - - - - -
47Shirley Collins - Lodestar332 - - - -
48Anxiety - Anxiety250+ - - - - -
49Sarah Neufeld - The Ridge250+ - - - - -
50Thor Harris - Thor & Friends250+ - - - - -

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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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