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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 17,000 greatest album charts.

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1996 year summaryThe best artists of 1996 were Belle & Sebastian, Weezer, Beck, Tool, DJ Shadow, 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:463 charts
Rank in 1996:1Rank Score:14,950
Rank in 1990s22Overall Rank:105
Average Rating:  83/100 (560 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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2.

If You're Feeling SinisterUnited Kingdom Belle & Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:442 charts
Rank in 1996:2Rank Score:13,328
Rank in 1990s24Overall Rank:118
Average Rating:  84/100 (498 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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3.

OdelayUnited States Beck
Year of Release:1996Appears in:453 charts
Rank in 1996:3Rank Score:10,629
Rank in 1990s34Overall Rank:154
Average Rating:  81/100 (605 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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4.

ÆnimaUnited States Tool
Year of Release:1996Appears in:288 charts
Rank in 1996:4Rank Score:10,412
Rank in 1990s37Overall Rank:161
Average Rating:  80/100 (403 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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5.

Endtroducing.....United States DJ Shadow
Year of Release:1996Appears in:370 charts
Rank in 1996:5Rank Score:10,211
Rank in 1990s40Overall Rank:166
Average Rating:  83/100 (399 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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6.

SublimeUnited States Sublime
Year of Release:1996Appears in:192 charts
Rank in 1996:6Rank Score:4,461
Rank in 1990s73Overall Rank:363
Average Rating:  75/100 (285 votes)
Comments: 25 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:3,952
Rank in 1990s83Overall Rank:418
Average Rating:  77/100 (242 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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8.

Reasonable DoubtUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:1996Appears in:126 charts
Rank in 1996:8Rank Score:3,563
Rank in 1990s91Overall Rank:452
Average Rating:  72/100 (208 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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9.

TigermilkUnited Kingdom Belle & Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:188 charts
Rank in 1996:9Rank Score:3,515
Rank in 1990s92Overall Rank:460
Average Rating:  81/100 (233 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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10.

Murder BalladsAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1996Appears in:128 charts
Rank in 1996:10Rank Score:2,800
Rank in 1990s116Overall Rank:558
Average Rating:  80/100 (169 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of 1996 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 20 2%
Baby Bird 3 0%
The Brian Jonestown Massacre 3 0%
The Olivia Tremor Control 2 0%
Stereolab 2 0%
Belle & Sebastian 2 0%
Main 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 465 47%
United Kingdom 206 21%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Germany 28 3%
Sweden 27 3%
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