Album Of The Year 2016Slant: 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 RankRolling StonePitchforkLouder Than WarStereogumA.V. Club
1Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool36104132
2Kanye West - The Life Of Pablo98520918
3Beyoncé - Lemonade413151 -
4A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service14307244 -
5David Bowie - 124151
6Frank Ocean - Blonde552 - 29
7Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree22015723 -
8Chance The Rapper - Coloring Book736 - 37
9Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker11917123411
10Britney Spears - Glory132 - - - - -
11Lambchop - FLOTUS26 - - - - -
12Lucinda Williams - The Ghosts Of Highway 20123 - - - - -
13Solange - A Seat At The Table611143613
14Garbage - Strange Little Birds250+ - - - - -
15Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide To Earth8226 - - 26 -
16Julianna Barwick - Will81 - - - - -
17Margo Price - Midwest Farmer's Daughter4421 - - - -
18Tove Lo - Lady Wood250+38 - - - -
19Drive-By Truckers - American Band6024 - - - -
20Allen Toussaint - American Tunes250+ - - - - -
21Big Black Delta - Trágame Tierra250+ - - - - -
22Gwen Stefani - This Is What The Truth Feels Like250+ - - - - -
23Car Seat Headrest - Teens Of Denial18424421119
24Blood Orange - Freetown Sound632814 - - -
25Jenny Hval - Blood Bitch29 - 233038 -

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End of year lists from the following blogs, websites, record stores and labels are included in the charts. Click on the name to see their list.

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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