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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, Beck, Tool, DJ Shadow, 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:450 charts
Rank in 1996:1Rank Score:14,412
Rank in 1990s23Overall Rank:106
Average Rating: 82/100 (543 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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2.

If You're Feeling SinisterUnited Kingdom Belle & Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:424 charts
Rank in 1996:2Rank Score:13,076
Rank in 1990s25Overall Rank:118
Average Rating: 84/100 (480 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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3.

OdelayUnited States Beck
Year of Release:1996Appears in:428 charts
Rank in 1996:3Rank Score:10,324
Rank in 1990s34Overall Rank:156
Average Rating: 81/100 (585 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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4.

ÆnimaUnited States Tool
Year of Release:1996Appears in:280 charts
Rank in 1996:4Rank Score:10,225
Rank in 1990s35Overall Rank:157
Average Rating: 80/100 (391 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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5.

Endtroducing.....United States DJ Shadow
Year of Release:1996Appears in:357 charts
Rank in 1996:5Rank Score:9,975
Rank in 1990s39Overall Rank:163
Average Rating: 83/100 (390 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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6.

SublimeUnited States Sublime
Year of Release:1996Appears in:189 charts
Rank in 1996:6Rank Score:4,447
Rank in 1990s72Overall Rank:355
Average Rating: 75/100 (281 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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7.

Everything Must GoUnited Kingdom Manic Street Preachers
Year of Release:1996Appears in:179 charts
Rank in 1996:7Rank Score:3,906
Rank in 1990s80Overall Rank:408
Average Rating: 77/100 (235 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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8.

Reasonable DoubtUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:1996Appears in:118 charts
Rank in 1996:8Rank Score:3,279
Rank in 1990s94Overall Rank:475
Average Rating: 73/100 (201 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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9.

TigermilkUnited Kingdom Belle & Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:178 charts
Rank in 1996:9Rank Score:3,270
Rank in 1990s95Overall Rank:476
Average Rating: 81/100 (229 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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10.

Murder BalladsAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1996Appears in:126 charts
Rank in 1996:10Rank Score:2,839
Rank in 1990s110Overall Rank:534
Average Rating: 80/100 (162 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of 1996 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 24 2%
The Brian Jonestown Massacre 3 0%
Barenaked Ladies 2 0%
Stereolab 2 0%
Sun City Girls 2 0%
The Olivia Tremor Control 2 0%
Modest Mouse 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 461 46%
United Kingdom 207 21%
Mixed Nationality 38 4%
Canada 37 4%
Australia 34 3%
Germany 29 3%
Sweden 26 3%
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