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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 20,000 greatest album charts.

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

PinkertonUnited States Weezer
Year of Release:1996Appears in:533 charts
Rank in 1996:1Rank Score:16,444
Rank in 1990s23Overall Rank:108
Average Rating:  83/100 (682 votes)
Comments: 72 comments
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2.

If You're Feeling SinisterUnited Kingdom Belle & Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:526 charts
Rank in 1996:2Rank Score:15,472
Rank in 1990s24Overall Rank:112
Average Rating:  84/100 (595 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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3.

Endtroducing.....United States DJ Shadow
Year of Release:1996Appears in:438 charts
Rank in 1996:3Rank Score:11,825
Rank in 1990s34Overall Rank:154
Average Rating:  84/100 (474 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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4.

OdelayUnited States Beck
Year of Release:1996Appears in:498 charts
Rank in 1996:4Rank Score:11,515
Rank in 1990s37Overall Rank:163
Average Rating:  81/100 (693 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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5.

├ćnimaUnited States Tool
Year of Release:1996Appears in:314 charts
Rank in 1996:5Rank Score:10,584
Rank in 1990s41Overall Rank:176
Average Rating:  80/100 (459 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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6.

SublimeUnited States Sublime
Year of Release:1996Appears in:219 charts
Rank in 1996:6Rank Score:4,925
Rank in 1990s71Overall Rank:369
Average Rating:  75/100 (327 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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7.

Everything Must GoUnited Kingdom Manic Street Preachers
Year of Release:1996Appears in:193 charts
Rank in 1996:7Rank Score:4,187
Rank in 1990s85Overall Rank:429
Average Rating:  77/100 (278 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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TigermilkUnited Kingdom Belle & Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:233 charts
Rank in 1996:8Rank Score:3,905
Rank in 1990s91Overall Rank:454
Average Rating:  82/100 (288 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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9.

Reasonable DoubtUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:1996Appears in:146 charts
Rank in 1996:9Rank Score:3,796
Rank in 1990s96Overall Rank:469
Average Rating:  73/100 (255 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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10.

Murder BalladsAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1996Appears in:170 charts
Rank in 1996:10Rank Score:3,198
Rank in 1990s114Overall Rank:551
Average Rating:  80/100 (210 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of 1996 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 20 2%
The Brian Jonestown Massacre 3 0%
Born Against 2 0%
Main 2 0%
Cat Power 2 0%
Boards Of Canada 2 0%
The Who 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 451 45%
United Kingdom 218 22%
Germany 39 4%
Australia 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 32 3%
Canada 31 3%
Sweden 30 3%
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