Best Albums of 1996

Listed below are the best albums of 1996 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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, OutKast, Manic Street Preachers and Sublime.
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1996
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14,034
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1996
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13,977
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11,897
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1996
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7,695
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1996
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7,662
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1996
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5,890
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1996
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4,677
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1996
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3,275
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1996
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3,151
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2,855
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1996 composition

Country Albums %


United States 458 46%
United Kingdom 210 21%
Mixed Nationality 40 4%
Germany 38 4%
Canada 37 4%
Sweden 28 3%
Australia 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 925 93%
Yes 75 8%
Live? Albums %
No 973 97%
Yes 27 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 987 99%
Yes 13 1%
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