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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 18,000 greatest album charts.

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1996 year summaryThe best artists of 1996 were Belle & Sebastian, Weezer, Beck, DJ Shadow, 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:483 charts
Rank in 1996:1Rank Score:14,945
Rank in 1990s23Overall Rank:108
Average Rating:  83/100 (606 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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2.

If You're Feeling SinisterUnited Kingdom Belle & Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:473 charts
Rank in 1996:2Rank Score:14,269
Rank in 1990s24Overall Rank:114
Average Rating:  84/100 (532 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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3.

OdelayUnited States Beck
Year of Release:1996Appears in:476 charts
Rank in 1996:3Rank Score:11,110
Rank in 1990s34Overall Rank:154
Average Rating:  81/100 (631 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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4.

Endtroducing.....United States DJ Shadow
Year of Release:1996Appears in:389 charts
Rank in 1996:4Rank Score:10,652
Rank in 1990s39Overall Rank:165
Average Rating:  84/100 (426 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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5.

├ćnimaUnited States Tool
Year of Release:1996Appears in:294 charts
Rank in 1996:5Rank Score:10,342
Rank in 1990s40Overall Rank:171
Average Rating:  80/100 (421 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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6.

SublimeUnited States Sublime
Year of Release:1996Appears in:201 charts
Rank in 1996:6Rank Score:4,550
Rank in 1990s74Overall Rank:370
Average Rating:  75/100 (294 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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7.

Everything Must GoUnited Kingdom Manic Street Preachers
Year of Release:1996Appears in:184 charts
Rank in 1996:7Rank Score:4,156
Rank in 1990s84Overall Rank:414
Average Rating:  77/100 (254 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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TigermilkUnited Kingdom Belle & Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:206 charts
Rank in 1996:8Rank Score:3,655
Rank in 1990s93Overall Rank:459
Average Rating:  81/100 (251 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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9.

Reasonable DoubtUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:1996Appears in:130 charts
Rank in 1996:9Rank Score:3,592
Rank in 1990s96Overall Rank:467
Average Rating:  73/100 (220 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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10.

Murder BalladsAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1996Appears in:156 charts
Rank in 1996:10Rank Score:3,128
Rank in 1990s109Overall Rank:525
Average Rating:  80/100 (190 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of 1996 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 19 2%
The Brian Jonestown Massacre 3 0%
Helloween 2 0%
Glen Burtnik 2 0%
The Beatles 2 0%
Lambchop 2 0%
Frank Zappa 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 453 45%
United Kingdom 210 21%
Germany 37 4%
Canada 34 3%
Australia 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Sweden 29 3%
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