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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 35,000 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, Swans and Jay-Z.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

PinkertonUnited States Weezer
Year of Release:1996Appears in:858 charts
Rank in 1996:1Rank Score:24,213
Rank in 1990s21Overall Rank:102
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,175 votes)
Comments: 116 comments
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2.

If You're Feeling SinisterUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:802 charts
Rank in 1996:2Rank Score:20,594
Rank in 1990s26Overall Rank:122
Average Rating:  83/100 (923 votes)
Comments: 74 comments
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3.

Endtroducing.....United States DJ Shadow
Year of Release:1996Appears in:702 charts
Rank in 1996:3Rank Score:17,846
Rank in 1990s31Overall Rank:146
Average Rating:  84/100 (809 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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4.

OdelayUnited States Beck
Year of Release:1996Appears in:728 charts
Rank in 1996:4Rank Score:14,658
Rank in 1990s43Overall Rank:181
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,022 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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5.

├ćnimaUnited States Tool
Year of Release:1996Appears in:504 charts
Rank in 1996:5Rank Score:13,987
Rank in 1990s45Overall Rank:192
Average Rating:  80/100 (701 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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6.

SublimeUnited States Sublime
Year of Release:1996Appears in:312 charts
Rank in 1996:6Rank Score:6,483
Rank in 1990s77Overall Rank:398
Average Rating:  74/100 (463 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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7.

Everything Must GoUnited Kingdom Manic Street Preachers
Year of Release:1996Appears in:291 charts
Rank in 1996:7Rank Score:5,215
Rank in 1990s97Overall Rank:490
Average Rating:  77/100 (399 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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8.

Soundtracks For The BlindUnited States Swans
Year of Release:1996Appears in:235 charts
Rank in 1996:8Rank Score:4,932
Rank in 1990s102Overall Rank:515
Average Rating:  82/100 (299 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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9.

Reasonable DoubtUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:1996Appears in:235 charts
Rank in 1996:9Rank Score:4,861
Rank in 1990s103Overall Rank:527
Average Rating:  74/100 (398 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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TigermilkUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:335 charts
Rank in 1996:10Rank Score:4,592
Rank in 1990s108Overall Rank:550
Average Rating:  81/100 (414 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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Best Albums of 1996 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 18 2%
The Brian Jonestown Massacre 3 0%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
The Cure 2 0%
Boards Of Canada 2 0%
Rachel's 2 0%
Tricky 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 456 46%
United Kingdom 201 20%
Germany 38 4%
Canada 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 35 4%
Sweden 28 3%
Australia 23 2%
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