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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 16,000 greatest album charts.

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

PinkertonUnited States Weezer
Year of Release:1996Appears in:433 charts
Rank in 1996:1Rank Score:14,014
Rank in 1990s23Overall Rank:105
Average Rating: 82/100 (529 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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2.

If You're Feeling SinisterUnited Kingdom Belle & Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:411 charts
Rank in 1996:2Rank Score:12,698
Rank in 1990s25Overall Rank:119
Average Rating: 83/100 (467 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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3.

ÆnimaUnited States Tool
Year of Release:1996Appears in:278 charts
Rank in 1996:3Rank Score:10,287
Rank in 1990s33Overall Rank:152
Average Rating: 80/100 (386 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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4.

OdelayUnited States Beck
Year of Release:1996Appears in:414 charts
Rank in 1996:4Rank Score:10,093
Rank in 1990s35Overall Rank:156
Average Rating: 81/100 (571 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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5.

Endtroducing.....United States DJ Shadow
Year of Release:1996Appears in:357 charts
Rank in 1996:5Rank Score:9,963
Rank in 1990s38Overall Rank:162
Average Rating: 83/100 (378 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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6.

SublimeUnited States Sublime
Year of Release:1996Appears in:185 charts
Rank in 1996:6Rank Score:4,369
Rank in 1990s69Overall Rank:353
Average Rating: 75/100 (276 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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7.

Everything Must GoUnited Kingdom Manic Street Preachers
Year of Release:1996Appears in:176 charts
Rank in 1996:7Rank Score:3,873
Rank in 1990s79Overall Rank:401
Average Rating: 77/100 (231 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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8.

Reasonable DoubtUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:1996Appears in:116 charts
Rank in 1996:8Rank Score:3,326
Rank in 1990s89Overall Rank:456
Average Rating: 73/100 (195 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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9.

TigermilkUnited Kingdom Belle & Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:170 charts
Rank in 1996:9Rank Score:3,113
Rank in 1990s99Overall Rank:485
Average Rating: 81/100 (219 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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10.

All Eyez On MeUnited States 2Pac
Year of Release:1996Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 1996:10Rank Score:2,783
Rank in 1990s112Overall Rank:535
Average Rating: 70/100 (172 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of 1996 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 22 2%
The Brian Jonestown Massacre 3 0%
Rachel's 2 0%
The Who 2 0%
Cranes 2 0%
DJ Cam 2 0%
Godzuki 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 460 46%
United Kingdom 205 20%
Canada 38 4%
Mixed Nationality 36 4%
Australia 34 3%
Germany 30 3%
Sweden 27 3%
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