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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 18,000 greatest album charts.

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1996 year summaryThe best artists of 1996 were Belle & Sebastian, Weezer, Beck, DJ Shadow, 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:497 charts
Rank in 1996:1Rank Score:15,190
Rank in 1990s23Overall Rank:109
Average Rating:  83/100 (613 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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2.

If You're Feeling SinisterUnited Kingdom Belle & Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:487 charts
Rank in 1996:2Rank Score:14,575
Rank in 1990s24Overall Rank:111
Average Rating:  84/100 (534 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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3.

OdelayUnited States Beck
Year of Release:1996Appears in:487 charts
Rank in 1996:3Rank Score:11,383
Rank in 1990s34Overall Rank:153
Average Rating:  81/100 (640 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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4.

Endtroducing.....United States DJ Shadow
Year of Release:1996Appears in:398 charts
Rank in 1996:4Rank Score:11,101
Rank in 1990s37Overall Rank:160
Average Rating:  83/100 (425 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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5.

├ćnimaUnited States Tool
Year of Release:1996Appears in:297 charts
Rank in 1996:5Rank Score:10,387
Rank in 1990s40Overall Rank:171
Average Rating:  80/100 (420 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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6.

SublimeUnited States Sublime
Year of Release:1996Appears in:206 charts
Rank in 1996:6Rank Score:4,583
Rank in 1990s73Overall Rank:367
Average Rating:  75/100 (296 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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7.

Everything Must GoUnited Kingdom Manic Street Preachers
Year of Release:1996Appears in:188 charts
Rank in 1996:7Rank Score:4,207
Rank in 1990s83Overall Rank:409
Average Rating:  77/100 (254 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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TigermilkUnited Kingdom Belle & Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:216 charts
Rank in 1996:8Rank Score:3,766
Rank in 1990s92Overall Rank:449
Average Rating:  81/100 (254 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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9.

Reasonable DoubtUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:1996Appears in:131 charts
Rank in 1996:9Rank Score:3,507
Rank in 1990s99Overall Rank:477
Average Rating:  74/100 (222 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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10.

Murder BalladsAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1996Appears in:161 charts
Rank in 1996:10Rank Score:3,183
Rank in 1990s110Overall Rank:526
Average Rating:  80/100 (191 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%
Frank Zappa 2 0%
The Beatles 2 0%
Modest Mouse 2 0%
The Who 2 0%
The Kinks 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 454 45%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Germany 38 4%
Canada 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Australia 33 3%
Sweden 29 3%
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