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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 33,000 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, Manic Street Preachers, Jay-Z and Swans.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

PinkertonUnited States Weezer
Year of Release:1996Appears in:805 charts
Rank in 1996:1Rank Score:22,935
Rank in 1990s21Overall Rank:104
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,102 votes)
Comments: 109 comments
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2.

If You're Feeling SinisterUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:770 charts
Rank in 1996:2Rank Score:20,321
Rank in 1990s25Overall Rank:119
Average Rating:  83/100 (877 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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3.

Endtroducing.....United States DJ Shadow
Year of Release:1996Appears in:669 charts
Rank in 1996:3Rank Score:17,083
Rank in 1990s30Overall Rank:146
Average Rating:  84/100 (775 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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4.

OdelayUnited States Beck
Year of Release:1996Appears in:694 charts
Rank in 1996:4Rank Score:14,385
Rank in 1990s42Overall Rank:180
Average Rating:  81/100 (985 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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5.

├ćnimaUnited States Tool
Year of Release:1996Appears in:479 charts
Rank in 1996:5Rank Score:13,705
Rank in 1990s45Overall Rank:190
Average Rating:  80/100 (675 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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6.

SublimeUnited States Sublime
Year of Release:1996Appears in:303 charts
Rank in 1996:6Rank Score:6,263
Rank in 1990s78Overall Rank:398
Average Rating:  74/100 (447 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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7.

Everything Must GoUnited Kingdom Manic Street Preachers
Year of Release:1996Appears in:273 charts
Rank in 1996:7Rank Score:4,948
Rank in 1990s96Overall Rank:497
Average Rating:  77/100 (383 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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8.

Reasonable DoubtUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:1996Appears in:227 charts
Rank in 1996:8Rank Score:4,856
Rank in 1990s101Overall Rank:511
Average Rating:  74/100 (381 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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TigermilkUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:328 charts
Rank in 1996:9Rank Score:4,464
Rank in 1990s107Overall Rank:545
Average Rating:  81/100 (395 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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10.

Soundtracks For The BlindUnited States Swans
Year of Release:1996Appears in:213 charts
Rank in 1996:10Rank Score:4,319
Rank in 1990s111Overall Rank:559
Average Rating:  82/100 (271 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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Best Albums of 1996 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 19 2%
Grateful Dead 4 0%
The Brian Jonestown Massacre 3 0%
Modest Mouse 2 0%
Ryuichi Sakamoto 2 0%
Scooter 2 0%
Rachel's 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 450 45%
United Kingdom 210 21%
Germany 38 4%
Canada 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Sweden 30 3%
Australia 24 2%
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