Album Of The Year 2016Uncut: 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 RankMojoLouder Than WarMusicOMHResidentFOPP
1David Bowie - 111132
2Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool31144221
3Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree237211
4Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker11512102151
5Ryley Walker - Golden Sings That Have Been Sung5521 - - 2753
6PJ Harvey - The Hope Six Demolition Project2398145822
7Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide To Earth100 - - - - -
8Anohni - Hopelessness10425214452
9Teenage Fanclub - Here3413 - - - 16
10Beyoncé - Lemonade41215 - - -
11Thee Oh Sees - A Weird Exits132929 - 917
12Brian Eno - The Ship53 - 21 - - 6
13Drive-By Truckers - American Band60 - - - 9245
14Bon Iver - 22, A Million12163491131
15Wilco - Schmilco6736 - - - 18
16Hiss Golden Messenger - Heart Like A Levee250+ - - - - -
17Cavern Of Anti-Matter - Void Beats/Invocation Trex42 - - - - -
18Solange - A Seat At The Table622437 - -
19Lambchop - FLOTUS264 - 17 - 9
20Angel Olsen - My Woman8283782254
21William Tyler - Modern Country250+ - - - 35 -
22The Avalanches - Wildflower65 - - - - 56
23Margo Price - Midwest Farmer's Daughter44 - - - 8414
24Paul Simon - Stranger To Stranger548 - - 4066
25Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression21614291260
26Cate Le Bon - Crab Day47 - - 11 - 74
27Shirley Collins - Lodestar33 - 3316 - -
28Case* / Lang* / Veirs* - Case / Lang / Veirs5227 - 223933
29Kendrick Lamar - Untitled Unmastered.97 - - - 88 -
30Frank Ocean - Blonde57 - 15 - -
31Cass McCombs - Mangy Love250+26 - - - -
3275 Dollar Bill - Wood/Metal/Plastic Pattern/Rhythm/Rock250+ - - - - -
33King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity250+ - - 46 - -
34Lucinda Williams - The Ghosts Of Highway 20250+ - - - - 62
35Eleanor Friedberger - New View250+ - - - - 84
36Jenny Hval - Blood Bitch29 - 30 - 2969
37Tim Hecker - Love Streams250+ - - - - -
38Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band - The Rarity Of Experience250+ - - - - -
39Shovels And Rope - Little Seeds250+ - - - - -
40Let's Eat Grandma - I, Gemini250+ - - 20 - -
41Anna Meredith - Varmints22 - - 593 -
42Brigid Mae Power - Brigid Mae Power250+ - - - 43 -
43Róisín Murphy - Take Her Up To Monto!250+ - - - - -
44Okkervil River - Away36 - - - - -
45King - We Are King250+ - - 35 - -
46Swans - The Glowing Man250+ - 17 - 4871
47The Handsome Family - Unseen250+ - - - - -
48Skepta - Konnichiwa302513 - - 10
49Christine And The Queens - Chaleur Humaine1546 - 6103
50Kevin Morby - Singing Saw250+23 - - 32 -

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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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