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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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1.

PinkertonUnited States Weezer
Year of Release:1996Appears in:469 charts
Rank in 1996:1Rank Score:15,185
Rank in 1990s22Overall Rank:104
Average Rating:  83/100 (573 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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2.

If You're Feeling SinisterUnited Kingdom Belle & Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:452 charts
Rank in 1996:2Rank Score:13,698
Rank in 1990s24Overall Rank:114
Average Rating:  84/100 (504 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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3.

OdelayUnited States Beck
Year of Release:1996Appears in:459 charts
Rank in 1996:3Rank Score:10,652
Rank in 1990s35Overall Rank:155
Average Rating:  81/100 (608 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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4.

ÆnimaUnited States Tool
Year of Release:1996Appears in:287 charts
Rank in 1996:4Rank Score:10,376
Rank in 1990s38Overall Rank:164
Average Rating:  80/100 (406 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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5.

Endtroducing.....United States DJ Shadow
Year of Release:1996Appears in:373 charts
Rank in 1996:5Rank Score:10,173
Rank in 1990s40Overall Rank:169
Average Rating:  83/100 (405 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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6.

SublimeUnited States Sublime
Year of Release:1996Appears in:191 charts
Rank in 1996:6Rank Score:4,383
Rank in 1990s75Overall Rank:367
Average Rating:  75/100 (286 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:3,939
Rank in 1990s84Overall Rank:414
Average Rating:  77/100 (245 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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8.

Reasonable DoubtUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:1996Appears in:127 charts
Rank in 1996:8Rank Score:3,545
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:189 charts
Rank in 1996:9Rank Score:3,529
Rank in 1990s92Overall Rank:454
Average Rating:  81/100 (234 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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10.

Murder BalladsAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1996Appears in:136 charts
Rank in 1996:10Rank Score:2,889
Rank in 1990s111Overall Rank:541
Average Rating:  80/100 (175 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of 1996 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 20 2%
The Brian Jonestown Massacre 3 0%
Arto Lindsay 2 0%
The Afghan Whigs 2 0%
Born Against 2 0%
The Olivia Tremor Control 2 0%
Main 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 459 46%
United Kingdom 207 21%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 33 3%
Germany 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 32 3%
Sweden 29 3%
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