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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 23,000 greatest album charts.

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

PinkertonUnited States Weezer
Year of Release:1996Appears in:636 charts
Rank in 1996:1Rank Score:20,162
Rank in 1990s20Overall Rank:92
Average Rating:  84/100 (829 votes)
Comments: 95 comments
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2.

If You're Feeling SinisterUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:602 charts
Rank in 1996:2Rank Score:17,065
Rank in 1990s24Overall Rank:116
Average Rating:  84/100 (675 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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3.

Endtroducing.....United States DJ Shadow
Year of Release:1996Appears in:501 charts
Rank in 1996:3Rank Score:13,627
Rank in 1990s35Overall Rank:151
Average Rating:  84/100 (575 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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4.

OdelayUnited States Beck
Year of Release:1996Appears in:559 charts
Rank in 1996:4Rank Score:12,678
Rank in 1990s39Overall Rank:163
Average Rating:  81/100 (784 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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5.

├ćnimaUnited States Tool
Year of Release:1996Appears in:365 charts
Rank in 1996:5Rank Score:11,995
Rank in 1990s41Overall Rank:168
Average Rating:  80/100 (536 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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6.

SublimeUnited States Sublime
Year of Release:1996Appears in:248 charts
Rank in 1996:6Rank Score:5,379
Rank in 1990s75Overall Rank:376
Average Rating:  74/100 (371 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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7.

Everything Must GoUnited Kingdom Manic Street Preachers
Year of Release:1996Appears in:211 charts
Rank in 1996:7Rank Score:4,431
Rank in 1990s91Overall Rank:448
Average Rating:  77/100 (305 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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8.

Reasonable DoubtUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:1996Appears in:164 charts
Rank in 1996:8Rank Score:4,149
Rank in 1990s99Overall Rank:476
Average Rating:  73/100 (283 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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TigermilkUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:246 charts
Rank in 1996:9Rank Score:3,695
Rank in 1990s110Overall Rank:528
Average Rating:  81/100 (312 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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10.

Murder BalladsAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1996Appears in:187 charts
Rank in 1996:10Rank Score:3,373
Rank in 1990s120Overall Rank:581
Average Rating:  81/100 (242 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of 1996 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 18 2%
Leadbelly 3 0%
The Brian Jonestown Massacre 3 0%
Barenaked Ladies 2 0%
Current 93 2 0%
Lambchop 2 0%
The Beatles 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 464 46%
United Kingdom 213 21%
Germany 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Canada 32 3%
Sweden 31 3%
Australia 30 3%
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