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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 28,000 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:724 charts
Rank in 1996:1Rank Score:22,063
Rank in 1990s21Overall Rank:99
Average Rating:  83/100 (975 votes)
Comments: 104 comments
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2.

If You're Feeling SinisterUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:677 charts
Rank in 1996:2Rank Score:18,591
Rank in 1990s24Overall Rank:117
Average Rating:  84/100 (768 votes)
Comments: 70 comments
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3.

Endtroducing.....United States DJ Shadow
Year of Release:1996Appears in:599 charts
Rank in 1996:3Rank Score:15,891
Rank in 1990s29Overall Rank:139
Average Rating:  84/100 (682 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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4.

OdelayUnited States Beck
Year of Release:1996Appears in:629 charts
Rank in 1996:4Rank Score:13,837
Rank in 1990s40Overall Rank:167
Average Rating:  81/100 (879 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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5.

├ćnimaUnited States Tool
Year of Release:1996Appears in:411 charts
Rank in 1996:5Rank Score:12,778
Rank in 1990s42Overall Rank:182
Average Rating:  80/100 (602 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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6.

SublimeUnited States Sublime
Year of Release:1996Appears in:279 charts
Rank in 1996:6Rank Score:5,976
Rank in 1990s75Overall Rank:381
Average Rating:  74/100 (417 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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7.

Everything Must GoUnited Kingdom Manic Street Preachers
Year of Release:1996Appears in:241 charts
Rank in 1996:7Rank Score:4,635
Rank in 1990s97Overall Rank:478
Average Rating:  77/100 (339 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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8.

Reasonable DoubtUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:1996Appears in:197 charts
Rank in 1996:8Rank Score:4,568
Rank in 1990s99Overall Rank:489
Average Rating:  73/100 (330 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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TigermilkUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:275 charts
Rank in 1996:9Rank Score:4,000
Rank in 1990s112Overall Rank:549
Average Rating:  81/100 (348 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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10.

Soundtracks For The BlindUnited States Swans
Year of Release:1996Appears in:181 charts
Rank in 1996:10Rank Score:3,808
Rank in 1990s117Overall Rank:567
Average Rating:  82/100 (231 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Best Albums of 1996 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 23 2%
The Brian Jonestown Massacre 3 0%
Tricky 2 0%
The Afghan Whigs 2 0%
Cradle of Filth 2 0%
The Third Eye Foundation 2 0%
Meat Loaf 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 450 45%
United Kingdom 210 21%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Canada 34 3%
Germany 33 3%
Sweden 30 3%
Australia 24 2%
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