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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:850 charts
Rank in 1996:1Rank Score:24,009
Rank in 1990s21Overall Rank:102
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,149 votes)
Comments: 113 comments
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2.

If You're Feeling SinisterUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:795 charts
Rank in 1996:2Rank Score:20,536
Rank in 1990s24Overall Rank:120
Average Rating:  83/100 (910 votes)
Comments: 74 comments
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3.

Endtroducing.....United States DJ Shadow
Year of Release:1996Appears in:691 charts
Rank in 1996:3Rank Score:17,555
Rank in 1990s30Overall Rank:146
Average Rating:  84/100 (797 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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4.

OdelayUnited States Beck
Year of Release:1996Appears in:725 charts
Rank in 1996:4Rank Score:14,597
Rank in 1990s42Overall Rank:180
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,006 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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5.

├ćnimaUnited States Tool
Year of Release:1996Appears in:498 charts
Rank in 1996:5Rank Score:13,952
Rank in 1990s45Overall Rank:192
Average Rating:  81/100 (690 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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6.

SublimeUnited States Sublime
Year of Release:1996Appears in:310 charts
Rank in 1996:6Rank Score:6,325
Rank in 1990s79Overall Rank:404
Average Rating:  74/100 (458 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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7.

Everything Must GoUnited Kingdom Manic Street Preachers
Year of Release:1996Appears in:288 charts
Rank in 1996:7Rank Score:5,069
Rank in 1990s98Overall Rank:499
Average Rating:  77/100 (395 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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8.

Reasonable DoubtUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:1996Appears in:238 charts
Rank in 1996:8Rank Score:4,815
Rank in 1990s102Overall Rank:527
Average Rating:  74/100 (394 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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9.

Soundtracks For The BlindUnited States Swans
Year of Release:1996Appears in:228 charts
Rank in 1996:9Rank Score:4,752
Rank in 1990s104Overall Rank:536
Average Rating:  82/100 (292 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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TigermilkUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:336 charts
Rank in 1996:10Rank Score:4,624
Rank in 1990s108Overall Rank:544
Average Rating:  81/100 (408 votes)
Comments: 21 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 Who 2 0%
Wishbone Ash 2 0%
Stereolab 2 0%
Modest Mouse 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 456 46%
United Kingdom 204 20%
Germany 38 4%
Canada 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
Sweden 29 3%
Australia 23 2%
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