Album Of The Year 2016Piccadilly Records: Albums of the Year

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Overall RankSister RayResidentUncutFOPPNorman Records
1Whyte Horses - Pop Or Not40 - - - - -
2Thee Oh Sees - A Weird Exits1329111740
3Wilson Tanner - 6961 - - - - -
4Pye Corner Audio - Stasis45 - - - - 30
5Parquet Courts - Human Performance492563 - - -
6Wild Nothing - Life Of Pause94 - - - - -
7Cate Le Bon - Crab Day4722 - 2674 -
8Miranda Lee Richards - Echoes Of The Dreamtime116 - - - - -
9Juan Atkins & Moritz von Oswald Present Borderland - Transport130 - - - - -
10Cavern Of Anti-Matter - Void Beats / Invocation Trex76 - 16 - 8522
11David Bowie - 1831212
12PJ Harvey - The Hope Six Demolition Project23 - 58622 -
13Julianna Barwick - Will81 - 50 - - -
14GoGo Penguin - Man Made Object250+ - 46 - - -
15Whitney - Light Upon The Lake381261 - - -
16BadBadNotGood - IV95 - - - - -
17Preoccupations - Preoccupations57 - 33 - - -
18Wild Billy Childish* & CTMF - SQ 1250+ - - - - -
19The Avalanches - Wildflower65 - - 2256 -
20Goat - Requiem1062051 - 58 -
21Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree2113120
22Psychic Ills - Inner Journey Out250+ - - - - -
23Tim Burgess & Peter Gordon - Same Language, Different Worlds250+ - - - - -
24Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool3 - 222115
25Cass McCombs - Mangy Love142 - - 31 - -
26Ray Lamontagne - Ouroboros250+ - - - - -
27Bat For Lashes - The Bride62 - 47 - 5 -
28Mark Pritchard - Under The Sun250+ - - - - 33
29Ryley Walker - Golden Sings That Have Been Sung55 - 27553 -
30Damien Jurado - Visions Of Us On The Land128 - 13 - - -
31Lucy Dacus - No Burden250+ - - - - -
32William Tyler - Modern Country250+ - 3521 - -
33Cantoma - Just Landed250+ - - - - -
34Bon Iver - 22, A Million12 - 111431 -
35Agnes Obel - Citizen Of Glass66 - 5 - 23 -
36Ulrika Spacek - The Album Paranoia110 - 19 - - 19
37The Claypool Lennon Delirium - Monolith Of Phobos250+ - - - - -
38Leon Vynehall - Rojus250+ - - - - -
39Hope Sandoval And The Warm Inventions* - Until The Hunter250+ - 69 - - -
40Charlie Hilton - Palana250+ - - - - -
41Kane Strang - Blue Cheese250+ - - - - -
42Nicolas Jaar - Sirens250+ - - - - -
43Woods - City Sun Eater In The River Of Light250+ - - - - -
44Exploded View - Exploded View250+ - - - - -
45Teenage Fanclub - Here34 - - 916 -
46Greys - Outer Heaven250+ - - - - -
47Blood Orange - Freetown Sound63 - - - - -
48TOY - Clear Shot250+ - - - 97 -
49S U R V I V E - RR7349250+ - - - - -
50Steve Mason - Meet The Humans851030 - 24 -
51DIIV - Is The Is Are92 - 73 - - -
52The Mystery Lights - The Mystery Lights250+ - - - - -
53Omar S* - The Best!250+ - - - - -
54The Mild High Club - Skiptracing250+ - - - - -
55Steve Hauschildt - Strands250+ - - - - 34
56CFCF - On Vacation250+ - - - - -
57Morgan Delt - Phase Zero250+ - - - - -
58The Woodleigh Research Facility - The Phoenix Suburb250+ - - - - -
59Pantha Du Prince - The Triad250+ - - - - -
60Death In Vegas - Transmission250+ - - - 88 -
61The Limiñanas - Malamore250+ - - - - -
62Huerco S. - For Those Of You Who Have Never108 - - - - 9
63King Creosote - Astronaut Meets Appleman43 - - - 8 -
64Kristin Kontrol - X-Communicate250+ - - - - -
65Mitski - Puberty 220 - 31 - - 31
66GØGGS - GØGGS250+ - - - - -
67Ultimate Painting - Dusk250+ - - - - -
68Drugdealer - The End Of Comedy250+ - - - - -
69Steve Gunn - Eyes On The Lines118 - 14 - - -
70Factory Floor - 25 2598 - - - - -
71Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Suzanne Ciani - Sunergy139 - - - - 11
72Amber Arcades - Fading Lines78 - 53 - - -
73Explosions In The Sky - The Wilderness250+ - - - 81 -
74Palehound - Dry Food250+ - - - - -
75Angel Olsen - My Woman8 - 22205444
76Camera - Phantom Of Liberty250+ - - - - -
77The Fat White Family - Songs For Our Mothers75 - 37 - 70 -
78The Goon Sax - Up To Anything250+ - - - - -
79Charles Bradley - Changes117 - 72 - 20 -
80Allah Las* - Calico Review250+ - - - - -
81Swans - The Glowing Man250+ - 484671 -
82Savages - Adore Life32 - 15 - 55 -
83Mala - Mirrors250+ - - - - -
84Hinds - Leave Me Alone250+ - - - 64 -
85Zomby - Ultra250+ - - - - -
86Beyond The Wizards Sleeve - The Soft Bounce250+ - - - - -
87Poliça - United Crushers250+ - - - 36 -
88Warpaint - Heads Up250+ - - - 63 -
89The Last Shadow Puppets - Everything You've Come To Expect250+ - - - 19 -
90The Kills - Ash & Ice250+ - - - 32 -
91De La Soul - And The Anonymous Nobody250+ - - - 12 -
92Jenny Hval - Blood Bitch29 - 293669 -
93Gold Panda - Good Luck And Do Your Best71 - - - 438
94Hiss Golden Messenger - Heart Like A Levee250+ - - 16 - -
95Kaytranada - 99.9%35 - 64 - - -
96LNZNDRF - LNZNDRF250+ - 83 - - -
97Field Music - Commontime77 - 28 - 7 -
98Africaine 808 - Basar250+ - - - - -
99Howes* - 3.5 Degrees250+ - - - - -
100Heron Oblivion - Heron Oblivion113 - 49 - - -

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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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