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Best Albums of 1996

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1996 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 16,000 greatest album charts.

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1996 year summaryThe best artists of 1996 were Belle & Sebastian, Weezer, Tool, Beck, DJ Shadow, Sublime, Manic Street Preachers, Jay-Z, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds and 2Pac.
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1.

PinkertonUnited States Weezer
Year of Release:1996Appears in:437 charts
Rank in 1996:1Rank Score:14,137
Rank in 1990s23Overall Rank:105
Average Rating: 82/100 (532 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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2.

If You're Feeling SinisterUnited Kingdom Belle & Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:412 charts
Rank in 1996:2Rank Score:12,721
Rank in 1990s26Overall Rank:120
Average Rating: 84/100 (470 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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3.

ÆnimaUnited States Tool
Year of Release:1996Appears in:281 charts
Rank in 1996:3Rank Score:10,317
Rank in 1990s33Overall Rank:152
Average Rating: 80/100 (388 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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4.

OdelayUnited States Beck
Year of Release:1996Appears in:420 charts
Rank in 1996:4Rank Score:10,177
Rank in 1990s34Overall Rank:154
Average Rating: 80/100 (574 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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5.

Endtroducing.....United States DJ Shadow
Year of Release:1996Appears in:352 charts
Rank in 1996:5Rank Score:9,855
Rank in 1990s39Overall Rank:164
Average Rating: 83/100 (383 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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6.

SublimeUnited States Sublime
Year of Release:1996Appears in:185 charts
Rank in 1996:6Rank Score:4,405
Rank in 1990s69Overall Rank:351
Average Rating: 75/100 (278 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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7.

Everything Must GoUnited Kingdom Manic Street Preachers
Year of Release:1996Appears in:176 charts
Rank in 1996:7Rank Score:3,852
Rank in 1990s80Overall Rank:406
Average Rating: 77/100 (231 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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8.

Reasonable DoubtUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:1996Appears in:116 charts
Rank in 1996:8Rank Score:3,234
Rank in 1990s94Overall Rank:468
Average Rating: 73/100 (197 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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9.

TigermilkUnited Kingdom Belle & Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:173 charts
Rank in 1996:9Rank Score:3,074
Rank in 1990s102Overall Rank:490
Average Rating: 81/100 (220 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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10.

Murder BalladsAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1996Appears in:124 charts
Rank in 1996:10Rank Score:2,797
Rank in 1990s112Overall Rank:537
Average Rating: 80/100 (158 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of 1996 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 24 2%
The Brian Jonestown Massacre 3 0%
Townes Van Zandt 2 0%
The Olivia Tremor Control 2 0%
Modest Mouse 2 0%
Belle & Sebastian 2 0%
The Kinks 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 459 46%
United Kingdom 205 21%
Mixed Nationality 38 4%
Canada 38 4%
Australia 34 3%
Germany 30 3%
Sweden 27 3%
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