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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 29,000 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:745 charts
Rank in 1996:1Rank Score:22,294
Rank in 1990s21Overall Rank:100
Average Rating:  84/100 (993 votes)
Comments: 105 comments
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2.

If You're Feeling SinisterUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:695 charts
Rank in 1996:2Rank Score:18,881
Rank in 1990s24Overall Rank:117
Average Rating:  84/100 (787 votes)
Comments: 71 comments
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3.

Endtroducing.....United States DJ Shadow
Year of Release:1996Appears in:616 charts
Rank in 1996:3Rank Score:16,121
Rank in 1990s29Overall Rank:139
Average Rating:  84/100 (699 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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4.

OdelayUnited States Beck
Year of Release:1996Appears in:640 charts
Rank in 1996:4Rank Score:14,018
Rank in 1990s40Overall Rank:169
Average Rating:  81/100 (895 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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5.

├ćnimaUnited States Tool
Year of Release:1996Appears in:418 charts
Rank in 1996:5Rank Score:12,780
Rank in 1990s43Overall Rank:187
Average Rating:  80/100 (614 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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6.

SublimeUnited States Sublime
Year of Release:1996Appears in:284 charts
Rank in 1996:6Rank Score:6,031
Rank in 1990s76Overall Rank:386
Average Rating:  74/100 (423 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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7.

Everything Must GoUnited Kingdom Manic Street Preachers
Year of Release:1996Appears in:249 charts
Rank in 1996:7Rank Score:4,792
Rank in 1990s94Overall Rank:473
Average Rating:  77/100 (345 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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8.

Reasonable DoubtUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:1996Appears in:201 charts
Rank in 1996:8Rank Score:4,527
Rank in 1990s102Overall Rank:501
Average Rating:  73/100 (344 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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TigermilkUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:283 charts
Rank in 1996:9Rank Score:4,177
Rank in 1990s107Overall Rank:535
Average Rating:  81/100 (359 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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10.

Soundtracks For The BlindUnited States Swans
Year of Release:1996Appears in:186 charts
Rank in 1996:10Rank Score:3,872
Rank in 1990s118Overall Rank:577
Average Rating:  82/100 (236 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 Afghan Whigs 2 0%
Joni Mitchell 2 0%
The Beatles 2 0%
Townes Van Zandt 2 0%
Wishbone Ash 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 445 45%
United Kingdom 213 21%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Canada 35 4%
Germany 32 3%
Sweden 31 3%
Australia 23 2%
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