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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 18,000 greatest album charts.

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1996 year summaryThe best artists of 1996 were Belle & Sebastian, Weezer, Beck, DJ Shadow, 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:480 charts
Rank in 1996:1Rank Score:15,161
Rank in 1990s23Overall Rank:107
Average Rating:  83/100 (592 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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2.

If You're Feeling SinisterUnited Kingdom Belle & Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:460 charts
Rank in 1996:2Rank Score:13,649
Rank in 1990s24Overall Rank:119
Average Rating:  84/100 (521 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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3.

OdelayUnited States Beck
Year of Release:1996Appears in:471 charts
Rank in 1996:3Rank Score:10,781
Rank in 1990s36Overall Rank:158
Average Rating:  81/100 (620 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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4.

Endtroducing.....United States DJ Shadow
Year of Release:1996Appears in:388 charts
Rank in 1996:4Rank Score:10,482
Rank in 1990s39Overall Rank:165
Average Rating:  83/100 (420 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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5.

├ćnimaUnited States Tool
Year of Release:1996Appears in:292 charts
Rank in 1996:5Rank Score:10,480
Rank in 1990s40Overall Rank:166
Average Rating:  80/100 (413 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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6.

SublimeUnited States Sublime
Year of Release:1996Appears in:195 charts
Rank in 1996:6Rank Score:4,449
Rank in 1990s77Overall Rank:375
Average Rating:  75/100 (288 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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7.

Everything Must GoUnited Kingdom Manic Street Preachers
Year of Release:1996Appears in:180 charts
Rank in 1996:7Rank Score:3,848
Rank in 1990s87Overall Rank:428
Average Rating:  77/100 (245 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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TigermilkUnited Kingdom Belle & Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:204 charts
Rank in 1996:8Rank Score:3,786
Rank in 1990s89Overall Rank:433
Average Rating:  81/100 (245 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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9.

Reasonable DoubtUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:1996Appears in:129 charts
Rank in 1996:9Rank Score:3,538
Rank in 1990s94Overall Rank:464
Average Rating:  73/100 (213 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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10.

Murder BalladsAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1996Appears in:145 charts
Rank in 1996:10Rank Score:2,917
Rank in 1990s114Overall Rank:548
Average Rating:  80/100 (184 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of 1996 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 19 2%
The Brian Jonestown Massacre 3 0%
The Wedding Present 2 0%
Townes Van Zandt 2 0%
Kruder & Dorfmeister 2 0%
Arto Lindsay 2 0%
Baby Bird 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 455 45%
United Kingdom 211 21%
Germany 36 4%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 32 3%
Sweden 29 3%
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