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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 25,000 greatest album charts.

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1996 year summaryThe best artists of 1996 were Belle And Sebastian, Weezer, DJ Shadow, Beck, Tool, Sublime, 2Pac, Jay-Z, Manic Street Preachers and Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

PinkertonUnited States Weezer
Year of Release:1996Appears in:671 charts
Rank in 1996:1Rank Score:20,942
Rank in 1990s21Overall Rank:97
Average Rating:  84/100 (891 votes)
Comments: 100 comments
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2.

If You're Feeling SinisterUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:630 charts
Rank in 1996:2Rank Score:17,608
Rank in 1990s24Overall Rank:116
Average Rating:  84/100 (720 votes)
Comments: 65 comments
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3.

Endtroducing.....United States DJ Shadow
Year of Release:1996Appears in:537 charts
Rank in 1996:3Rank Score:14,451
Rank in 1990s31Overall Rank:145
Average Rating:  84/100 (618 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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4.

OdelayUnited States Beck
Year of Release:1996Appears in:586 charts
Rank in 1996:4Rank Score:13,332
Rank in 1990s38Overall Rank:163
Average Rating:  81/100 (820 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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5.

├ćnimaUnited States Tool
Year of Release:1996Appears in:380 charts
Rank in 1996:5Rank Score:12,316
Rank in 1990s41Overall Rank:176
Average Rating:  80/100 (562 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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6.

SublimeUnited States Sublime
Year of Release:1996Appears in:255 charts
Rank in 1996:6Rank Score:5,380
Rank in 1990s79Overall Rank:395
Average Rating:  74/100 (389 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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7.

Reasonable DoubtUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:1996Appears in:178 charts
Rank in 1996:7Rank Score:4,439
Rank in 1990s94Overall Rank:465
Average Rating:  73/100 (304 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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8.

Everything Must GoUnited Kingdom Manic Street Preachers
Year of Release:1996Appears in:220 charts
Rank in 1996:8Rank Score:4,405
Rank in 1990s96Overall Rank:470
Average Rating:  77/100 (320 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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TigermilkUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:262 charts
Rank in 1996:9Rank Score:3,671
Rank in 1990s114Overall Rank:549
Average Rating:  81/100 (334 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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10.

Murder BalladsAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1996Appears in:211 charts
Rank in 1996:10Rank Score:3,629
Rank in 1990s116Overall Rank:560
Average Rating:  81/100 (269 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of 1996 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 19 2%
Leadbelly 3 0%
The Brian Jonestown Massacre 3 0%
The Beatles 2 0%
The Olivia Tremor Control 2 0%
Stereolab 2 0%
Glen Burtnik 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 460 46%
United Kingdom 214 21%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
Germany 34 3%
Canada 33 3%
Sweden 31 3%
Australia 28 3%
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