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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 26,000 greatest album charts.

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1996 year summaryThe best artists of 1996 were Belle And Sebastian, Weezer, DJ Shadow, Beck, Tool, Sublime, 2Pac, Jay-Z, Manic Street Preachers and Swans.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

PinkertonUnited States Weezer
Year of Release:1996Appears in:702 charts
Rank in 1996:1Rank Score:21,596
Rank in 1990s21Overall Rank:95
Average Rating:  84/100 (928 votes)
Comments: 102 comments
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2.

If You're Feeling SinisterUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:653 charts
Rank in 1996:2Rank Score:18,066
Rank in 1990s24Overall Rank:116
Average Rating:  84/100 (739 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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3.

Endtroducing.....United States DJ Shadow
Year of Release:1996Appears in:575 charts
Rank in 1996:3Rank Score:15,449
Rank in 1990s29Overall Rank:140
Average Rating:  84/100 (649 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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4.

OdelayUnited States Beck
Year of Release:1996Appears in:608 charts
Rank in 1996:4Rank Score:13,422
Rank in 1990s40Overall Rank:165
Average Rating:  81/100 (849 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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5.

ÆnimaUnited States Tool
Year of Release:1996Appears in:390 charts
Rank in 1996:5Rank Score:12,401
Rank in 1990s41Overall Rank:178
Average Rating:  80/100 (580 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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6.

SublimeUnited States Sublime
Year of Release:1996Appears in:264 charts
Rank in 1996:6Rank Score:5,473
Rank in 1990s80Overall Rank:404
Average Rating:  74/100 (401 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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7.

Reasonable DoubtUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:1996Appears in:186 charts
Rank in 1996:7Rank Score:4,537
Rank in 1990s93Overall Rank:467
Average Rating:  73/100 (313 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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8.

Everything Must GoUnited Kingdom Manic Street Preachers
Year of Release:1996Appears in:228 charts
Rank in 1996:8Rank Score:4,417
Rank in 1990s99Overall Rank:487
Average Rating:  77/100 (332 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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TigermilkUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:269 charts
Rank in 1996:9Rank Score:3,892
Rank in 1990s112Overall Rank:539
Average Rating:  81/100 (337 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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10.

Soundtracks For The BlindUnited States Swans
Year of Release:1996Appears in:175 charts
Rank in 1996:10Rank Score:3,859
Rank in 1990s114Overall Rank:541
Average Rating:  82/100 (218 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Best Albums of 1996 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 21 2%
The Brian Jonestown Massacre 3 0%
Kruder & Dorfmeister 2 0%
April March 2 0%
Король и Шут 2 0%
Cat Power 2 0%
Cradle of Filth 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 455 46%
United Kingdom 211 21%
Mixed Nationality 35 4%
Germany 35 4%
Canada 33 3%
Sweden 32 3%
Australia 24 2%
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