Album Of The Year 2016The Wire: 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 RankLouder Than WarMusicOMHUncutDrowned In SoundNorman Records
1David Bowie - 1111112
2Shirley Collins - Lodestar33331627 - 47
3Moor Mother - Fetish Bones5648 - - - -
4Autechre - elseq 1-5250+ - - - - -
5Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree2723220
6Jenny Hval - Blood Bitch2930 - 3611 -
7Noura Mint Seymali - Arbina80 - 31 - - -
8Yves Tumor - Serpent Music120 - - - - -
9GAIKA - Security131 - - - - -
10Mark Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm Force - Yermande133 - - - - -
11Gate - Saturday Night Fever141 - - - - -
12Solange - A Seat At The Table643718 - -
13Kanye West - The Life Of Pablo92045 - - -
14Oren Ambarchi - Hubris250+ - - - - -
15Babyfather - BBF Hosted By DJ Escrow250+ - - - - -
1675 Dollar Bill - Wood/Metal/Plastic Pattern/Rhythm/Rock250+ - - 32 - -
17Anna Meredith - Varmints22 - 541 - -
18Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - EARS31 - - - - 1
19A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service142442 - - -
20Carla dal Forno - You Know What It's Like144 - - - - 16
21David Toop - Entities Inertias Faint Beings250+ - - - - -
22Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker1112104 - -
23Kendrick Lamar - Untitled Unmastered.97 - - 29 - -
24Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids - We Be All Africans250+ - - - - -
25Laura Cannell - Simultaneous Flight Movement250+ - - - - -
26Ectoplasm Girls - New Feeling Come250+ - - - - -
27Steve Gunn - Eyes On The Lines118 - - - - -
28Ian William Craig - Centres250+ - - - - 24
29Matmos - Ultimate Care II250+ - - - - -
30Laraaji / Sun Araw - Professional Sunflow250+ - - - - -
31Scott Walker - The Childhood Of A Leader250+ - - - - -
32Bitchin Bajas And Bonnie - [/albumtitle250+ - - - - -
33Elysia Crampton - Elysia Crampton Presents: Demon City250+ - - - - -
34Katie Gately - Color250+ - - - - -
35Shackleton With Ernesto Tomasini - Devotional Songs250+ - - - - -
36Anxiety - Anxiety250+ - - - - -
37Skepta - Konnichiwa3013 - 48 - -
38Puce Mary - The Spiral250+ - - - - -
39The Dwarfs Of East Agouza - Bes250+ - - - - -
40Catherine Christer Hennix - Live at Issue Project Room250+ - - - - -
41Horse Lords - Interventions250+ - - - - -
42Roy Montgomery - R M H Q: Headquarters250+ - - - - -
43Frank Ocean - Blonde5 - 15308 -
44Thalia Zedek Band - Eve250+ - - - - -
45Charlemagne Palestine - Cathédrale De Strasbourg250+ - - - - -
46Ben Johnston, Kepler Quartet - String Quartets Nos. 6, 7, & 8250+ - - - - -
47Jackie Lynn - Jackie Lynn250+ - - - - -
48Zomby - Ultra250+ - - - - -
49Klara Lewis - Too250+ - - - - -
50Peder Mannerfelt - Controlling Body250+ - - - - -

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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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