Best Albums of 1996

Listed below are the best albums of 1996 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 41,000 greatest album charts.

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1996 year summaryThe best artists of 1996 were Belle And Sebastian, Weezer, DJ Shadow, Beck, Tool, フィッシュマンズ [Fishmans], Swans, Sublime, Manic Street Preachers and 2Pac.
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1996
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16,691
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1996
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14,666
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12,968
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1996
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8,775
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1996
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8,411
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1996
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5,690
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1996
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4,617
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1996
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3,444
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1996
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3,419
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1996
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3,188
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1996 composition

Country Albums %


United States 446 45%
United Kingdom 210 21%
Mixed Nationality 40 4%
Germany 37 4%
Canada 33 3%
Sweden 29 3%
Australia 19 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 932 93%
Yes 68 7%
Live? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
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