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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 16,000 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:445 charts
Rank in 1996:1Rank Score:14,255
Rank in 1990s23Overall Rank:106
Average Rating: 82/100 (542 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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2.

If You're Feeling SinisterUnited Kingdom Belle & Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:421 charts
Rank in 1996:2Rank Score:13,015
Rank in 1990s25Overall Rank:119
Average Rating: 84/100 (476 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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3.

OdelayUnited States Beck
Year of Release:1996Appears in:429 charts
Rank in 1996:3Rank Score:10,343
Rank in 1990s33Overall Rank:154
Average Rating: 80/100 (582 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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4.

ÆnimaUnited States Tool
Year of Release:1996Appears in:281 charts
Rank in 1996:4Rank Score:10,230
Rank in 1990s35Overall Rank:156
Average Rating: 80/100 (391 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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5.

Endtroducing.....United States DJ Shadow
Year of Release:1996Appears in:357 charts
Rank in 1996:5Rank Score:10,003
Rank in 1990s39Overall Rank:163
Average Rating: 83/100 (389 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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6.

SublimeUnited States Sublime
Year of Release:1996Appears in:188 charts
Rank in 1996:6Rank Score:4,440
Rank in 1990s72Overall Rank:354
Average Rating: 75/100 (281 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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7.

Everything Must GoUnited Kingdom Manic Street Preachers
Year of Release:1996Appears in:178 charts
Rank in 1996:7Rank Score:3,911
Rank in 1990s80Overall Rank:405
Average Rating: 77/100 (235 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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8.

Reasonable DoubtUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:1996Appears in:118 charts
Rank in 1996:8Rank Score:3,282
Rank in 1990s94Overall Rank:470
Average Rating: 73/100 (200 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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9.

TigermilkUnited Kingdom Belle & Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:178 charts
Rank in 1996:9Rank Score:3,261
Rank in 1990s95Overall Rank:474
Average Rating: 81/100 (227 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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10.

Murder BalladsAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1996Appears in:125 charts
Rank in 1996:10Rank Score:2,819
Rank in 1990s113Overall Rank:539
Average Rating: 80/100 (161 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of 1996 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 24 2%
The Brian Jonestown Massacre 3 0%
Prince 2 0%
Main 2 0%
DJ Cam 2 0%
Glen Burtnik 2 0%
The Kinks 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 461 46%
United Kingdom 205 20%
Mixed Nationality 38 4%
Canada 37 4%
Australia 34 3%
Germany 29 3%
Sweden 26 3%
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