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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:517 charts
Rank in 1996:1Rank Score:15,821
Rank in 1990s23Overall Rank:109
Average Rating:  83/100 (656 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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2.

If You're Feeling SinisterUnited Kingdom Belle & Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:511 charts
Rank in 1996:2Rank Score:15,344
Rank in 1990s24Overall Rank:110
Average Rating:  84/100 (569 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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3.

Endtroducing.....United States DJ Shadow
Year of Release:1996Appears in:426 charts
Rank in 1996:3Rank Score:11,728
Rank in 1990s33Overall Rank:151
Average Rating:  83/100 (459 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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4.

OdelayUnited States Beck
Year of Release:1996Appears in:495 charts
Rank in 1996:4Rank Score:11,531
Rank in 1990s37Overall Rank:160
Average Rating:  81/100 (677 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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5.

├ćnimaUnited States Tool
Year of Release:1996Appears in:305 charts
Rank in 1996:5Rank Score:10,451
Rank in 1990s41Overall Rank:176
Average Rating:  80/100 (449 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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6.

SublimeUnited States Sublime
Year of Release:1996Appears in:214 charts
Rank in 1996:6Rank Score:4,767
Rank in 1990s73Overall Rank:368
Average Rating:  74/100 (312 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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7.

Everything Must GoUnited Kingdom Manic Street Preachers
Year of Release:1996Appears in:195 charts
Rank in 1996:7Rank Score:4,308
Rank in 1990s83Overall Rank:414
Average Rating:  77/100 (271 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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TigermilkUnited Kingdom Belle & Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:227 charts
Rank in 1996:8Rank Score:3,897
Rank in 1990s89Overall Rank:445
Average Rating:  81/100 (281 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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9.

Reasonable DoubtUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:1996Appears in:139 charts
Rank in 1996:9Rank Score:3,620
Rank in 1990s100Overall Rank:476
Average Rating:  73/100 (248 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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10.

Murder BalladsAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1996Appears in:167 charts
Rank in 1996:10Rank Score:3,170
Rank in 1990s114Overall Rank:546
Average Rating:  80/100 (205 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%
Cat Power 2 0%
Frank Zappa 2 0%
Godzuki 2 0%
The Who 2 0%
Swans 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 451 45%
United Kingdom 216 22%
Germany 38 4%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Australia 33 3%
Canada 31 3%
Sweden 30 3%
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