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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 24,000 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, Manic Street Preachers, Jay-Z and Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

PinkertonUnited States Weezer
Year of Release:1996Appears in:655 charts
Rank in 1996:1Rank Score:20,392
Rank in 1990s21Overall Rank:95
Average Rating:  84/100 (862 votes)
Comments: 100 comments
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2.

If You're Feeling SinisterUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:621 charts
Rank in 1996:2Rank Score:17,327
Rank in 1990s24Overall Rank:115
Average Rating:  84/100 (701 votes)
Comments: 65 comments
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3.

Endtroducing.....United States DJ Shadow
Year of Release:1996Appears in:521 charts
Rank in 1996:3Rank Score:14,095
Rank in 1990s33Overall Rank:146
Average Rating:  84/100 (601 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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4.

OdelayUnited States Beck
Year of Release:1996Appears in:573 charts
Rank in 1996:4Rank Score:13,182
Rank in 1990s39Overall Rank:161
Average Rating:  81/100 (801 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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5.

├ćnimaUnited States Tool
Year of Release:1996Appears in:365 charts
Rank in 1996:5Rank Score:11,947
Rank in 1990s41Overall Rank:174
Average Rating:  80/100 (544 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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6.

SublimeUnited States Sublime
Year of Release:1996Appears in:254 charts
Rank in 1996:6Rank Score:5,433
Rank in 1990s77Overall Rank:380
Average Rating:  74/100 (379 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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7.

Everything Must GoUnited Kingdom Manic Street Preachers
Year of Release:1996Appears in:213 charts
Rank in 1996:7Rank Score:4,396
Rank in 1990s93Overall Rank:462
Average Rating:  77/100 (313 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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8.

Reasonable DoubtUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:1996Appears in:170 charts
Rank in 1996:8Rank Score:4,305
Rank in 1990s96Overall Rank:469
Average Rating:  73/100 (294 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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TigermilkUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:256 charts
Rank in 1996:9Rank Score:3,721
Rank in 1990s113Overall Rank:537
Average Rating:  81/100 (320 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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10.

All Eyez On MeUnited States 2Pac
Year of Release:1996Appears in:162 charts
Rank in 1996:10Rank Score:3,451
Rank in 1990s121Overall Rank:576
Average Rating:  71/100 (263 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Best Albums of 1996 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 17 2%
The Brian Jonestown Massacre 3 0%
Leadbelly 3 0%
DJ Cam 2 0%
April March 2 0%
Belle And Sebastian 2 0%
Rachel's 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 466 47%
United Kingdom 215 21%
Germany 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 32 3%
Canada 31 3%
Sweden 31 3%
Australia 29 3%
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