Album Of The Year 2016Sister Ray: 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 RankUncutResidentFOPPMojoLouder Than War
1Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree231137
2Thee Oh Sees - A Weird Exits13119172929
3Cavern Of Anti-Matter - Void Beats/Invocation Trex4217 - - - -
4Pangaea - In Drum Play72 - - - - -
5Meilyr Jones - 201316 - - - 442
6Oliver Coates - Upstepping28 - - - - -
7Max Graef & Glenn Astro - The Yard Work Simulator99 - - - - -
8David Bowie - 113211
9Powell - Sport250+ - - - - -
10Steve Mason - Meet The Humans85 - 3024 - -
11Wolf People - Ruins250+ - - - - -
12Whitney - Light Upon The Lake38 - 61 - - -
13Savoy Motel - Savoy Motel250+ - - - - -
14Andy Stott - Too Many Voices250+ - 79 - - -
15Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression21251260614
16Jessy Lanza - Oh No250+ - - - - -
17King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity250+33 - - - -
18Margo Price - Midwest Farmer's Daughter44238414 - -
19The Besnard Lakes - A Coliseum Complex Museum250+ - - - - -
20Goat - Requiem250+ - 5158 - -
21Solange - A Seat At The Table618 - - 2243
22Cate Le Bon - Crab Day4726 - 74 - -
23The Comet Is Coming - Channel The Spirits250+ - 608948 -
24Dinosaur Jr. - Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not250+ - 825717 -
25Parquet Courts - Human Performance49 - 63 - - -

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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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