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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 15,000 greatest album charts.

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

PinkertonUnited States Weezer
Year of Release:1996Appears in:423 charts
Rank in 1996:1Rank Score:13,545
Rank in 1990s23Overall Rank:108
Average Rating: 82/100 (520 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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2.

If You're Feeling SinisterUnited Kingdom Belle & Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:400 charts
Rank in 1996:2Rank Score:12,200
Rank in 1990s26Overall Rank:121
Average Rating: 83/100 (454 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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3.

ÆnimaUnited States Tool
Year of Release:1996Appears in:274 charts
Rank in 1996:3Rank Score:10,194
Rank in 1990s33Overall Rank:151
Average Rating: 80/100 (375 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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4.

Endtroducing.....United States DJ Shadow
Year of Release:1996Appears in:350 charts
Rank in 1996:4Rank Score:9,820
Rank in 1990s36Overall Rank:161
Average Rating: 83/100 (372 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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5.

OdelayUnited States Beck
Year of Release:1996Appears in:400 charts
Rank in 1996:5Rank Score:9,753
Rank in 1990s37Overall Rank:162
Average Rating: 81/100 (560 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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6.

SublimeUnited States Sublime
Year of Release:1996Appears in:183 charts
Rank in 1996:6Rank Score:4,301
Rank in 1990s70Overall Rank:355
Average Rating: 76/100 (273 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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7.

Everything Must GoUnited Kingdom Manic Street Preachers
Year of Release:1996Appears in:174 charts
Rank in 1996:7Rank Score:3,823
Rank in 1990s78Overall Rank:400
Average Rating: 77/100 (226 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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8.

Reasonable DoubtUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:1996Appears in:116 charts
Rank in 1996:8Rank Score:3,289
Rank in 1990s89Overall Rank:454
Average Rating: 73/100 (188 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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9.

TigermilkUnited Kingdom Belle & Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:163 charts
Rank in 1996:9Rank Score:3,030
Rank in 1990s99Overall Rank:490
Average Rating: 81/100 (211 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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10.

All Eyez On MeUnited States 2Pac
Year of Release:1996Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 1996:10Rank Score:2,835
Rank in 1990s106Overall Rank:520
Average Rating: 70/100 (166 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of 1996 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 19 2%
The Brian Jonestown Massacre 3 0%
The Olivia Tremor Control 2 0%
Foetus 2 0%
Modest Mouse 2 0%
The Third Eye Foundation 2 0%
Belle & Sebastian 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 455 46%
United Kingdom 203 21%
Canada 38 4%
Australia 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Germany 28 3%
Sweden 27 3%
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