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Infographic: The best albums of 2016, meta-listed

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With everything else that went on in 2016, you’d be forgiven for not keeping up with the year’s major album releases. Luckily, every four issues of Delayed Gratification we aggregate a whole 12 months’ worth of music criticism into a single, definitive guide to the albums of the year.

Our meta-list below is based on the end-of-year round-ups published by 22 respected music and popculture periodicals. Navigating it couldn’t be simpler: the bigger the type, the louder the hype.

This infographic was published in DG#25. Pick up a copy in our online shop or take out an annual subscription with promotion code ‘SOCIAL20’ and you’ll get our current issue for free.

A slower, more reflective type of journalism”
Creative Review

Jam-packed with information... a counterpoint to the speedy news feeds we've grown accustomed to”
Creative Review

A leisurely (and contrary) look backwards over the previous three months”
The Telegraph

Quality, intelligence and inspiration: the trilogy that drives the makers of Delayed Gratification”
El Mundo

Refreshing... parries the rush of 24-hour news with 'slow journalism'”
The Telegraph

A very cool magazine... It's like if Greenland Sharks made a newspaper”
Qi podcast

The UK's second-best magazine” Ian Hislop
Editor, Private Eye
Private Eye Magazine

Perhaps we could all get used to this Delayed idea...”
BBC Radio 4 - Today Programme