Album Of The Year 2016Stereogum: 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 RankConsequence of SoundPitchforkRolling StoneNPRSlant
1Beyoncé - Lemonade413123
2Frank Ocean - Blonde542546
3Chance The Rapper - Coloring Book7263108
4A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service1412730174
5David Bowie - 134235
6Solange - A Seat At The Table619111113
7Angel Olsen - My Woman8793425 -
8Mitski - Puberty 22011182329 -
9Kanye West - The Life Of Pablo9 - 58 - 2
10Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition17251119 - -
11Car Seat Headrest - Teens Of Denial1818244823
12Anderson .Paak - Malibu27813 - 7 -
13Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool313106151
14Schoolboy Q - Blank Face LP871538 - - -
15Bon Iver - 22, A Million12912225 -
16Kamaiyah - A Good Night In The Ghetto250+ - 47 - - -
17White Lung - Paradise5148 - 31 - -
18Katie Dey - Flood Network250+ - - - - -
19Anohni - Hopelessness10583532 -
20Rihanna - Anti68 - 192512 -
21The 1975 - I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It19 - - 1821 -
22PUP - The Dream Is Over250+ - - - - -
23Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree261520 - 7
24Pinegrove - Cardinal463046 - 38 -
25Cobalt - Slow Forever250+ - - - - -
26Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide To Earth82 - - 264915
27Japanese Breakfast - Psychopomp250+47 - - - -
28NoName Gypsy - Telefone250+3627 - 22 -
29Mal Devisa - Kiid250+ - - - 45 -
30Abi Reimold - Wriggling250+ - - - - -
31Cass McCombs - Mangy Love250+ - - - - -
32YG - Still Brazy250+ - 22 - - -
33Ian Sweet - Shapeshifter250+ - - - - -
34Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker1110179 - 9
35Mannequin Pussy - Romantic250+ - - - - -
36Kaytranada - 99.9%352225 - 13 -
37Jamila Woods - HEAVN250+2636 - 27 -
38Jenny Hval - Blood Bitch292123 - - 25
39The Hotelier - Goodness6943 - - - -
40Kendrick Lamar - Untitled Unmastered.97 - 16 - - -
41Crying - Beyond The Fleeting Gales250+ - - - - -
42James Blake - The Colour In Anything250+24 - - - -
43M83 - Junk250+ - - - - -
44Frankie Cosmos - Next Thing250+2848 - - -
45Margaret Glaspy - Emotions And Math250+ - - - - -
46Touché Amoré - Stage Four250+ - - - - -
47Lydia Loveless - Real250+ - - - - -
48Tim Hecker - Love Streams250+17 - - - -

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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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