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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 37,000 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 フィッシュマンズ [Fishmans].
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

PinkertonUnited States Weezer
Year of Release:1996Appears in:908 charts
Rank in 1996:1Rank Score:25,391
Rank in 1990s21Overall Rank:99
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,226 votes)
Comments: 121 comments
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2.

If You're Feeling SinisterUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:828 charts
Rank in 1996:2Rank Score:20,964
Rank in 1990s26Overall Rank:121
Average Rating:  83/100 (953 votes)
Comments: 76 comments
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3.

Endtroducing.....United States DJ Shadow
Year of Release:1996Appears in:743 charts
Rank in 1996:3Rank Score:18,676
Rank in 1990s29Overall Rank:143
Average Rating:  84/100 (844 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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4.

OdelayUnited States Beck
Year of Release:1996Appears in:752 charts
Rank in 1996:4Rank Score:14,817
Rank in 1990s43Overall Rank:183
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,055 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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5.

ÆnimaUnited States Tool
Year of Release:1996Appears in:520 charts
Rank in 1996:5Rank Score:14,423
Rank in 1990s45Overall Rank:192
Average Rating:  81/100 (725 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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6.

SublimeUnited States Sublime
Year of Release:1996Appears in:318 charts
Rank in 1996:6Rank Score:6,554
Rank in 1990s79Overall Rank:403
Average Rating:  74/100 (474 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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7.

Everything Must GoUnited Kingdom Manic Street Preachers
Year of Release:1996Appears in:309 charts
Rank in 1996:7Rank Score:5,518
Rank in 1990s95Overall Rank:483
Average Rating:  77/100 (413 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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8.

Soundtracks For The BlindUnited States Swans
Year of Release:1996Appears in:251 charts
Rank in 1996:8Rank Score:5,155
Rank in 1990s100Overall Rank:514
Average Rating:  82/100 (326 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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9.

Reasonable DoubtUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:1996Appears in:244 charts
Rank in 1996:9Rank Score:4,910
Rank in 1990s104Overall Rank:537
Average Rating:  74/100 (411 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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10.

Long SeasonJapan フィッシュマンズ [Fishmans]
Year of Release:1996Appears in:213 charts
Rank in 1996:10Rank Score:4,848
Rank in 1990s105Overall Rank:543
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (242 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Best Albums of 1996 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 18 2%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
The Brian Jonestown Massacre 3 0%
Swans 2 0%
Rage 2 0%
Ten 2 0%
Sun City Girls 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 452 45%
United Kingdom 199 20%
Mixed Nationality 38 4%
Canada 37 4%
Germany 36 4%
Sweden 30 3%
Australia 21 2%
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