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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:646 charts
Rank in 1996:1Rank Score:20,389
Rank in 1990s20Overall Rank:92
Average Rating:  84/100 (842 votes)
Comments: 99 comments
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2.

If You're Feeling SinisterUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:606 charts
Rank in 1996:2Rank Score:17,057
Rank in 1990s24Overall Rank:116
Average Rating:  84/100 (688 votes)
Comments: 65 comments
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3.

Endtroducing.....United States DJ Shadow
Year of Release:1996Appears in:505 charts
Rank in 1996:3Rank Score:13,578
Rank in 1990s35Overall Rank:152
Average Rating:  84/100 (582 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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4.

OdelayUnited States Beck
Year of Release:1996Appears in:566 charts
Rank in 1996:4Rank Score:12,838
Rank in 1990s39Overall Rank:162
Average Rating:  81/100 (791 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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5.

├ćnimaUnited States Tool
Year of Release:1996Appears in:365 charts
Rank in 1996:5Rank Score:12,060
Rank in 1990s41Overall Rank:170
Average Rating:  80/100 (539 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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6.

SublimeUnited States Sublime
Year of Release:1996Appears in:248 charts
Rank in 1996:6Rank Score:5,351
Rank in 1990s78Overall Rank:385
Average Rating:  74/100 (374 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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7.

Everything Must GoUnited Kingdom Manic Street Preachers
Year of Release:1996Appears in:210 charts
Rank in 1996:7Rank Score:4,421
Rank in 1990s91Overall Rank:452
Average Rating:  77/100 (307 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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8.

Reasonable DoubtUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:1996Appears in:167 charts
Rank in 1996:8Rank Score:4,176
Rank in 1990s97Overall Rank:476
Average Rating:  73/100 (287 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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TigermilkUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:250 charts
Rank in 1996:9Rank Score:3,693
Rank in 1990s111Overall Rank:532
Average Rating:  81/100 (315 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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10.

All Eyez On MeUnited States 2Pac
Year of Release:1996Appears in:160 charts
Rank in 1996:10Rank Score:3,423
Rank in 1990s121Overall Rank:577
Average Rating:  71/100 (260 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Best Albums of 1996 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 19 2%
The Brian Jonestown Massacre 3 0%
Leadbelly 3 0%
Tortoise 2 0%
Scooter 2 0%
DJ Cam 2 0%
Prince 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 464 46%
United Kingdom 216 22%
Germany 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
Canada 32 3%
Sweden 31 3%
Australia 30 3%
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