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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 36,000 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:887 charts
Rank in 1996:1Rank Score:24,993
Rank in 1990s21Overall Rank:100
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,193 votes)
Comments: 118 comments
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2.

If You're Feeling SinisterUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:812 charts
Rank in 1996:2Rank Score:20,619
Rank in 1990s26Overall Rank:123
Average Rating:  83/100 (932 votes)
Comments: 74 comments
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3.

Endtroducing.....United States DJ Shadow
Year of Release:1996Appears in:720 charts
Rank in 1996:3Rank Score:18,061
Rank in 1990s30Overall Rank:146
Average Rating:  84/100 (820 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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4.

OdelayUnited States Beck
Year of Release:1996Appears in:745 charts
Rank in 1996:4Rank Score:14,707
Rank in 1990s43Overall Rank:183
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,037 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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5.

├ćnimaUnited States Tool
Year of Release:1996Appears in:510 charts
Rank in 1996:5Rank Score:14,134
Rank in 1990s45Overall Rank:193
Average Rating:  80/100 (704 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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6.

SublimeUnited States Sublime
Year of Release:1996Appears in:314 charts
Rank in 1996:6Rank Score:6,547
Rank in 1990s77Overall Rank:400
Average Rating:  74/100 (470 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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7.

Everything Must GoUnited Kingdom Manic Street Preachers
Year of Release:1996Appears in:302 charts
Rank in 1996:7Rank Score:5,417
Rank in 1990s94Overall Rank:484
Average Rating:  77/100 (406 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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8.

Soundtracks For The BlindUnited States Swans
Year of Release:1996Appears in:244 charts
Rank in 1996:8Rank Score:5,180
Rank in 1990s99Overall Rank:505
Average Rating:  82/100 (308 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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9.

Reasonable DoubtUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:1996Appears in:241 charts
Rank in 1996:9Rank Score:4,897
Rank in 1990s103Overall Rank:529
Average Rating:  74/100 (405 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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TigermilkUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:342 charts
Rank in 1996:10Rank Score:4,585
Rank in 1990s114Overall Rank:564
Average Rating:  81/100 (424 votes)
Comments: 22 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%
Grateful Dead 3 0%
Swans 2 0%
Scooter 2 0%
Stereolab 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 458 46%
United Kingdom 199 20%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Canada 36 4%
Germany 36 4%
Sweden 29 3%
Australia 23 2%
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