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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:458 charts
Rank in 1996:1Rank Score:14,773
Rank in 1990s23Overall Rank:105
Average Rating: 83/100 (552 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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2.

If You're Feeling SinisterUnited Kingdom Belle & Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:436 charts
Rank in 1996:2Rank Score:13,058
Rank in 1990s25Overall Rank:119
Average Rating: 84/100 (485 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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3.

OdelayUnited States Beck
Year of Release:1996Appears in:432 charts
Rank in 1996:3Rank Score:10,352
Rank in 1990s34Overall Rank:155
Average Rating: 80/100 (589 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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4.

ÆnimaUnited States Tool
Year of Release:1996Appears in:282 charts
Rank in 1996:4Rank Score:10,264
Rank in 1990s36Overall Rank:158
Average Rating: 80/100 (400 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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5.

Endtroducing.....United States DJ Shadow
Year of Release:1996Appears in:362 charts
Rank in 1996:5Rank Score:10,096
Rank in 1990s40Overall Rank:165
Average Rating: 83/100 (396 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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6.

SublimeUnited States Sublime
Year of Release:1996Appears in:189 charts
Rank in 1996:6Rank Score:4,434
Rank in 1990s70Overall Rank:354
Average Rating: 75/100 (282 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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7.

Everything Must GoUnited Kingdom Manic Street Preachers
Year of Release:1996Appears in:179 charts
Rank in 1996:7Rank Score:3,928
Rank in 1990s80Overall Rank:407
Average Rating: 77/100 (237 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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8.

TigermilkUnited Kingdom Belle & Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:185 charts
Rank in 1996:8Rank Score:3,422
Rank in 1990s91Overall Rank:462
Average Rating: 81/100 (234 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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9.

Reasonable DoubtUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:1996Appears in:122 charts
Rank in 1996:9Rank Score:3,349
Rank in 1990s93Overall Rank:470
Average Rating: 73/100 (204 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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10.

Murder BalladsAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1996Appears in:128 charts
Rank in 1996:10Rank Score:2,850
Rank in 1990s110Overall Rank:536
Average Rating: 80/100 (165 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of 1996 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 22 2%
The Brian Jonestown Massacre 3 0%
Baby Bird 3 0%
The Wedding Present 2 0%
Barenaked Ladies 2 0%
Arto Lindsay 2 0%
Tricky 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 467 47%
United Kingdom 203 20%
Canada 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 35 3%
Australia 34 3%
Germany 29 3%
Sweden 27 3%
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