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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 30,000 greatest album charts.

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

PinkertonUnited States Weezer
Year of Release:1996Appears in:765 charts
Rank in 1996:1Rank Score:22,319
Rank in 1990s21Overall Rank:102
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,017 votes)
Comments: 106 comments
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2.

If You're Feeling SinisterUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:717 charts
Rank in 1996:2Rank Score:19,350
Rank in 1990s24Overall Rank:117
Average Rating:  83/100 (812 votes)
Comments: 71 comments
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3.

Endtroducing.....United States DJ Shadow
Year of Release:1996Appears in:632 charts
Rank in 1996:3Rank Score:16,645
Rank in 1990s29Overall Rank:139
Average Rating:  84/100 (718 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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4.

OdelayUnited States Beck
Year of Release:1996Appears in:657 charts
Rank in 1996:4Rank Score:14,081
Rank in 1990s40Overall Rank:171
Average Rating:  81/100 (913 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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5.

├ćnimaUnited States Tool
Year of Release:1996Appears in:438 charts
Rank in 1996:5Rank Score:12,996
Rank in 1990s45Overall Rank:189
Average Rating:  80/100 (625 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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6.

SublimeUnited States Sublime
Year of Release:1996Appears in:290 charts
Rank in 1996:6Rank Score:5,979
Rank in 1990s79Overall Rank:399
Average Rating:  74/100 (429 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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7.

Everything Must GoUnited Kingdom Manic Street Preachers
Year of Release:1996Appears in:257 charts
Rank in 1996:7Rank Score:4,842
Rank in 1990s96Overall Rank:479
Average Rating:  77/100 (353 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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8.

Reasonable DoubtUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:1996Appears in:209 charts
Rank in 1996:8Rank Score:4,562
Rank in 1990s102Overall Rank:507
Average Rating:  74/100 (355 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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TigermilkUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:304 charts
Rank in 1996:9Rank Score:4,272
Rank in 1990s106Overall Rank:537
Average Rating:  81/100 (371 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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10.

Soundtracks For The BlindUnited States Swans
Year of Release:1996Appears in:198 charts
Rank in 1996:10Rank Score:4,209
Rank in 1990s109Overall Rank:546
Average Rating:  82/100 (243 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Best Albums of 1996 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 23 2%
The Brian Jonestown Massacre 3 0%
The Who 2 0%
Tortoise 2 0%
The Cure 2 0%
Prince 2 0%
Boards Of Canada 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 448 45%
United Kingdom 214 21%
Mixed Nationality 36 4%
Canada 35 3%
Germany 33 3%
Sweden 31 3%
Australia 23 2%
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