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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:819 charts
Rank in 1996:1Rank Score:23,291
Rank in 1990s21Overall Rank:104
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,124 votes)
Comments: 110 comments
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2.

If You're Feeling SinisterUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:779 charts
Rank in 1996:2Rank Score:20,436
Rank in 1990s25Overall Rank:119
Average Rating:  83/100 (890 votes)
Comments: 74 comments
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3.

Endtroducing.....United States DJ Shadow
Year of Release:1996Appears in:675 charts
Rank in 1996:3Rank Score:17,239
Rank in 1990s31Overall Rank:144
Average Rating:  84/100 (785 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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4.

OdelayUnited States Beck
Year of Release:1996Appears in:707 charts
Rank in 1996:4Rank Score:14,527
Rank in 1990s42Overall Rank:179
Average Rating:  81/100 (994 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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5.

├ćnimaUnited States Tool
Year of Release:1996Appears in:485 charts
Rank in 1996:5Rank Score:13,625
Rank in 1990s45Overall Rank:193
Average Rating:  80/100 (681 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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6.

SublimeUnited States Sublime
Year of Release:1996Appears in:306 charts
Rank in 1996:6Rank Score:6,218
Rank in 1990s79Overall Rank:402
Average Rating:  74/100 (452 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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7.

Everything Must GoUnited Kingdom Manic Street Preachers
Year of Release:1996Appears in:280 charts
Rank in 1996:7Rank Score:5,017
Rank in 1990s98Overall Rank:498
Average Rating:  77/100 (391 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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8.

Reasonable DoubtUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:1996Appears in:231 charts
Rank in 1996:8Rank Score:4,859
Rank in 1990s102Overall Rank:516
Average Rating:  74/100 (389 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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TigermilkUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:332 charts
Rank in 1996:9Rank Score:4,624
Rank in 1990s105Overall Rank:536
Average Rating:  81/100 (399 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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10.

Soundtracks For The BlindUnited States Swans
Year of Release:1996Appears in:217 charts
Rank in 1996:10Rank Score:4,428
Rank in 1990s112Overall Rank:556
Average Rating:  82/100 (279 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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Best Albums of 1996 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 18 2%
Grateful Dead 4 0%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
The Brian Jonestown Massacre 3 0%
Kruder & Dorfmeister 2 0%
Cat Power 2 0%
Glen Burtnik 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 453 45%
United Kingdom 211 21%
Germany 38 4%
Canada 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Sweden 29 3%
Australia 23 2%
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