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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 32,000 greatest album charts.

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1996 year summaryThe best artists of 1996 were Belle And Sebastian, Weezer, DJ Shadow, Beck, Tool, Sublime, Manic Street Preachers, 2Pac, Jay-Z and Swans.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

PinkertonUnited States Weezer
Year of Release:1996Appears in:801 charts
Rank in 1996:1Rank Score:22,685
Rank in 1990s21Overall Rank:103
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,069 votes)
Comments: 109 comments
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2.

If You're Feeling SinisterUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:757 charts
Rank in 1996:2Rank Score:20,274
Rank in 1990s24Overall Rank:117
Average Rating:  83/100 (850 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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3.

Endtroducing.....United States DJ Shadow
Year of Release:1996Appears in:657 charts
Rank in 1996:3Rank Score:16,797
Rank in 1990s30Overall Rank:145
Average Rating:  84/100 (753 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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4.

OdelayUnited States Beck
Year of Release:1996Appears in:683 charts
Rank in 1996:4Rank Score:14,474
Rank in 1990s40Overall Rank:175
Average Rating:  81/100 (957 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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5.

├ćnimaUnited States Tool
Year of Release:1996Appears in:460 charts
Rank in 1996:5Rank Score:13,222
Rank in 1990s45Overall Rank:193
Average Rating:  80/100 (656 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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6.

SublimeUnited States Sublime
Year of Release:1996Appears in:299 charts
Rank in 1996:6Rank Score:6,106
Rank in 1990s79Overall Rank:401
Average Rating:  74/100 (439 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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7.

Everything Must GoUnited Kingdom Manic Street Preachers
Year of Release:1996Appears in:270 charts
Rank in 1996:7Rank Score:4,967
Rank in 1990s95Overall Rank:489
Average Rating:  77/100 (373 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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8.

Reasonable DoubtUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:1996Appears in:221 charts
Rank in 1996:8Rank Score:4,678
Rank in 1990s102Overall Rank:519
Average Rating:  74/100 (375 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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9.

Soundtracks For The BlindUnited States Swans
Year of Release:1996Appears in:212 charts
Rank in 1996:9Rank Score:4,486
Rank in 1990s104Overall Rank:532
Average Rating:  82/100 (258 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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TigermilkUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:325 charts
Rank in 1996:10Rank Score:4,470
Rank in 1990s105Overall Rank:533
Average Rating:  81/100 (387 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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Best Albums of 1996 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 19 2%
Grateful Dead 4 0%
The Brian Jonestown Massacre 3 0%
Cat Power 2 0%
Barenaked Ladies 2 0%
Joni Mitchell 2 0%
Lambchop 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 452 45%
United Kingdom 208 21%
Germany 36 4%
Canada 34 3%
Sweden 32 3%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Japan 23 2%
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