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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 23,000 greatest album charts.

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

PinkertonUnited States Weezer
Year of Release:1996Appears in:609 charts
Rank in 1996:1Rank Score:19,345
Rank in 1990s21Overall Rank:95
Average Rating:  84/100 (796 votes)
Comments: 91 comments
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2.

If You're Feeling SinisterUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:589 charts
Rank in 1996:2Rank Score:16,640
Rank in 1990s24Overall Rank:114
Average Rating:  84/100 (663 votes)
Comments: 62 comments
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3.

Endtroducing.....United States DJ Shadow
Year of Release:1996Appears in:491 charts
Rank in 1996:3Rank Score:13,352
Rank in 1990s34Overall Rank:150
Average Rating:  84/100 (563 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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4.

OdelayUnited States Beck
Year of Release:1996Appears in:551 charts
Rank in 1996:4Rank Score:12,380
Rank in 1990s39Overall Rank:165
Average Rating:  81/100 (772 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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5.

├ćnimaUnited States Tool
Year of Release:1996Appears in:355 charts
Rank in 1996:5Rank Score:11,839
Rank in 1990s41Overall Rank:169
Average Rating:  80/100 (523 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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6.

SublimeUnited States Sublime
Year of Release:1996Appears in:239 charts
Rank in 1996:6Rank Score:5,245
Rank in 1990s75Overall Rank:384
Average Rating:  74/100 (364 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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7.

Everything Must GoUnited Kingdom Manic Street Preachers
Year of Release:1996Appears in:210 charts
Rank in 1996:7Rank Score:4,370
Rank in 1990s90Overall Rank:449
Average Rating:  77/100 (302 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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8.

Reasonable DoubtUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:1996Appears in:161 charts
Rank in 1996:8Rank Score:4,087
Rank in 1990s97Overall Rank:473
Average Rating:  73/100 (280 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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TigermilkUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:242 charts
Rank in 1996:9Rank Score:3,723
Rank in 1990s108Overall Rank:516
Average Rating:  81/100 (309 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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10.

All Eyez On MeUnited States 2Pac
Year of Release:1996Appears in:151 charts
Rank in 1996:10Rank Score:3,358
Rank in 1990s117Overall Rank:571
Average Rating:  71/100 (247 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Best Albums of 1996 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 19 2%
The Brian Jonestown Massacre 3 0%
The Afghan Whigs 2 0%
Belle And Sebastian 2 0%
Santana 2 0%
Ryuichi Sakamoto 2 0%
Foetus 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 461 46%
United Kingdom 218 22%
Germany 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 35 4%
Sweden 31 3%
Canada 31 3%
Australia 30 3%
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