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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 26,000 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, Jay-Z, Manic Street Preachers and Swans.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

PinkertonUnited States Weezer
Year of Release:1996Appears in:691 charts
Rank in 1996:1Rank Score:21,184
Rank in 1990s21Overall Rank:95
Average Rating:  84/100 (912 votes)
Comments: 101 comments
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2.

If You're Feeling SinisterUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:641 charts
Rank in 1996:2Rank Score:17,939
Rank in 1990s24Overall Rank:115
Average Rating:  84/100 (736 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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3.

Endtroducing.....United States DJ Shadow
Year of Release:1996Appears in:556 charts
Rank in 1996:3Rank Score:14,941
Rank in 1990s31Overall Rank:143
Average Rating:  84/100 (640 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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4.

OdelayUnited States Beck
Year of Release:1996Appears in:600 charts
Rank in 1996:4Rank Score:13,346
Rank in 1990s40Overall Rank:165
Average Rating:  81/100 (841 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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5.

ÆnimaUnited States Tool
Year of Release:1996Appears in:387 charts
Rank in 1996:5Rank Score:12,386
Rank in 1990s41Overall Rank:177
Average Rating:  80/100 (576 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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6.

SublimeUnited States Sublime
Year of Release:1996Appears in:263 charts
Rank in 1996:6Rank Score:5,496
Rank in 1990s79Overall Rank:395
Average Rating:  74/100 (399 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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7.

Reasonable DoubtUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:1996Appears in:182 charts
Rank in 1996:7Rank Score:4,484
Rank in 1990s95Overall Rank:471
Average Rating:  73/100 (311 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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8.

Everything Must GoUnited Kingdom Manic Street Preachers
Year of Release:1996Appears in:225 charts
Rank in 1996:8Rank Score:4,390
Rank in 1990s99Overall Rank:484
Average Rating:  77/100 (328 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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TigermilkUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:266 charts
Rank in 1996:9Rank Score:3,861
Rank in 1990s112Overall Rank:537
Average Rating:  81/100 (337 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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10.

All Eyez On MeUnited States 2Pac
Year of Release:1996Appears in:176 charts
Rank in 1996:10Rank Score:3,745
Rank in 1990s115Overall Rank:552
Average Rating:  72/100 (285 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Best Albums of 1996 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 21 2%
The Brian Jonestown Massacre 3 0%
Leadbelly 3 0%
Tricky 2 0%
Kruder & Dorfmeister 2 0%
Foetus 2 0%
フィッシュマンズ [Fishmans] 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 458 46%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Mixed Nationality 35 4%
Germany 34 3%
Canada 33 3%
Sweden 32 3%
Australia 26 3%
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