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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 19,000 greatest album charts.

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1996 year summaryThe best artists of 1996 were Belle & Sebastian, Weezer, DJ Shadow, Beck, Tool, 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:505 charts
Rank in 1996:1Rank Score:15,678
Rank in 1990s23Overall Rank:109
Average Rating:  83/100 (642 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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2.

If You're Feeling SinisterUnited Kingdom Belle & Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:507 charts
Rank in 1996:2Rank Score:14,967
Rank in 1990s24Overall Rank:111
Average Rating:  84/100 (560 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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3.

Endtroducing.....United States DJ Shadow
Year of Release:1996Appears in:416 charts
Rank in 1996:3Rank Score:11,712
Rank in 1990s33Overall Rank:151
Average Rating:  84/100 (453 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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4.

OdelayUnited States Beck
Year of Release:1996Appears in:490 charts
Rank in 1996:4Rank Score:11,475
Rank in 1990s36Overall Rank:159
Average Rating:  81/100 (669 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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5.

├ćnimaUnited States Tool
Year of Release:1996Appears in:302 charts
Rank in 1996:5Rank Score:10,441
Rank in 1990s40Overall Rank:175
Average Rating:  80/100 (440 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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6.

SublimeUnited States Sublime
Year of Release:1996Appears in:210 charts
Rank in 1996:6Rank Score:4,716
Rank in 1990s72Overall Rank:366
Average Rating:  74/100 (309 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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7.

Everything Must GoUnited Kingdom Manic Street Preachers
Year of Release:1996Appears in:191 charts
Rank in 1996:7Rank Score:4,189
Rank in 1990s84Overall Rank:419
Average Rating:  77/100 (266 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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TigermilkUnited Kingdom Belle & Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:225 charts
Rank in 1996:8Rank Score:4,032
Rank in 1990s87Overall Rank:430
Average Rating:  81/100 (271 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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9.

Reasonable DoubtUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:1996Appears in:138 charts
Rank in 1996:9Rank Score:3,568
Rank in 1990s99Overall Rank:478
Average Rating:  73/100 (241 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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10.

Murder BalladsAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1996Appears in:164 charts
Rank in 1996:10Rank Score:3,113
Rank in 1990s114Overall Rank:546
Average Rating:  80/100 (200 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of 1996 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 21 2%
The Brian Jonestown Massacre 3 0%
Townes Van Zandt 2 0%
The Olivia Tremor Control 2 0%
Current 93 2 0%
Scooter 2 0%
Stereolab 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 454 45%
United Kingdom 217 22%
Germany 37 4%
Australia 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Canada 31 3%
Sweden 30 3%
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