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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:497 charts
Rank in 1996:1Rank Score:15,471
Rank in 1990s23Overall Rank:109
Average Rating:  83/100 (634 votes)
Comments: 65 comments
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2.

If You're Feeling SinisterUnited Kingdom Belle & Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:492 charts
Rank in 1996:2Rank Score:14,683
Rank in 1990s24Overall Rank:113
Average Rating:  84/100 (550 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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3.

Endtroducing.....United States DJ Shadow
Year of Release:1996Appears in:408 charts
Rank in 1996:3Rank Score:11,497
Rank in 1990s34Overall Rank:155
Average Rating:  84/100 (445 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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4.

OdelayUnited States Beck
Year of Release:1996Appears in:489 charts
Rank in 1996:4Rank Score:11,455
Rank in 1990s36Overall Rank:157
Average Rating:  81/100 (662 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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5.

├ćnimaUnited States Tool
Year of Release:1996Appears in:297 charts
Rank in 1996:5Rank Score:10,358
Rank in 1990s40Overall Rank:175
Average Rating:  80/100 (431 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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6.

SublimeUnited States Sublime
Year of Release:1996Appears in:207 charts
Rank in 1996:6Rank Score:4,615
Rank in 1990s75Overall Rank:375
Average Rating:  74/100 (303 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:4,287
Rank in 1990s82Overall Rank:408
Average Rating:  77/100 (263 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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TigermilkUnited Kingdom Belle & Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:221 charts
Rank in 1996:8Rank Score:3,977
Rank in 1990s88Overall Rank:433
Average Rating:  81/100 (264 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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9.

Reasonable DoubtUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:1996Appears in:136 charts
Rank in 1996:9Rank Score:3,579
Rank in 1990s96Overall Rank:471
Average Rating:  74/100 (234 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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10.

Murder BalladsAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1996Appears in:163 charts
Rank in 1996:10Rank Score:3,143
Rank in 1990s113Overall Rank:537
Average Rating:  80/100 (194 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%
Born Against 2 0%
Cat Power 2 0%
Swans 2 0%
Boards Of Canada 2 0%
Tricky 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 454 45%
United Kingdom 215 22%
Germany 39 4%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Australia 32 3%
Canada 31 3%
Sweden 29 3%
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