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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 27,000 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:713 charts
Rank in 1996:1Rank Score:21,720
Rank in 1990s21Overall Rank:97
Average Rating:  84/100 (948 votes)
Comments: 104 comments
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2.

If You're Feeling SinisterUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:658 charts
Rank in 1996:2Rank Score:18,001
Rank in 1990s24Overall Rank:119
Average Rating:  84/100 (753 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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3.

Endtroducing.....United States DJ Shadow
Year of Release:1996Appears in:580 charts
Rank in 1996:3Rank Score:15,385
Rank in 1990s30Overall Rank:141
Average Rating:  84/100 (664 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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4.

OdelayUnited States Beck
Year of Release:1996Appears in:614 charts
Rank in 1996:4Rank Score:13,632
Rank in 1990s40Overall Rank:166
Average Rating:  81/100 (861 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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5.

├ćnimaUnited States Tool
Year of Release:1996Appears in:401 charts
Rank in 1996:5Rank Score:12,658
Rank in 1990s41Overall Rank:177
Average Rating:  80/100 (589 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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6.

SublimeUnited States Sublime
Year of Release:1996Appears in:270 charts
Rank in 1996:6Rank Score:5,619
Rank in 1990s79Overall Rank:395
Average Rating:  74/100 (407 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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7.

Everything Must GoUnited Kingdom Manic Street Preachers
Year of Release:1996Appears in:231 charts
Rank in 1996:7Rank Score:4,587
Rank in 1990s94Overall Rank:472
Average Rating:  77/100 (334 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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8.

Reasonable DoubtUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:1996Appears in:189 charts
Rank in 1996:8Rank Score:4,485
Rank in 1990s99Overall Rank:485
Average Rating:  73/100 (318 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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9.

Soundtracks For The BlindUnited States Swans
Year of Release:1996Appears in:178 charts
Rank in 1996:9Rank Score:3,886
Rank in 1990s113Overall Rank:546
Average Rating:  82/100 (224 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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10.

Murder BalladsAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1996Appears in:221 charts
Rank in 1996:10Rank Score:3,861
Rank in 1990s115Overall Rank:552
Average Rating:  81/100 (283 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of 1996 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 21 2%
The Brian Jonestown Massacre 3 0%
Glen Burtnik 2 0%
Leadbelly 2 0%
The Olivia Tremor Control 2 0%
Ten 2 0%
Sun City Girls 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 456 46%
United Kingdom 210 21%
Mixed Nationality 35 4%
Germany 35 4%
Canada 33 3%
Sweden 32 3%
Australia 24 2%
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