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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 38,000 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 フィッシュマンズ [Fishmans].
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TigermilkUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:353 charts
Rank in 1996:11Rank Score:4,464
Rank in 1990s119Overall Rank:587
Average Rating:  81/100 (435 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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All Eyez On MeUnited States 2Pac
Year of Release:1996Appears in:252 charts
Rank in 1996:12Rank Score:4,325
Rank in 1990s123Overall Rank:602
Average Rating:  72/100 (389 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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13.

Murder BalladsAustralia Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1996Appears in:285 charts
Rank in 1996:13Rank Score:4,285
Rank in 1990s124Overall Rank:609
Average Rating:  79/100 (373 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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14.

Richard D. James AlbumUnited Kingdom Aphex Twin
Year of Release:1996Appears in:260 charts
Rank in 1996:14Rank Score:3,954
Rank in 1990s136Overall Rank:660
Average Rating:  79/100 (387 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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15.

ATLiensUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1996Appears in:224 charts
Rank in 1996:15Rank Score:3,707
Rank in 1990s143Overall Rank:698
Average Rating:  81/100 (337 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think AboutUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1996Appears in:213 charts
Rank in 1996:16Rank Score:3,628
Rank in 1990s145Overall Rank:709
Average Rating:  78/100 (341 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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17.

New Adventures In Hi-FiUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1996Appears in:253 charts
Rank in 1996:17Rank Score:3,604
Rank in 1990s148Overall Rank:718
Average Rating:  77/100 (441 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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18.

Beautiful FreakUnited States Eels
Year of Release:1996Appears in:264 charts
Rank in 1996:18Rank Score:3,497
Rank in 1990s150Overall Rank:737
Average Rating:  78/100 (337 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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On Avery IslandUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1996Appears in:267 charts
Rank in 1996:19Rank Score:3,424
Rank in 1990s153Overall Rank:752
Average Rating:  79/100 (406 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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The ScoreMixed Nationality Fugees
Year of Release:1996Appears in:270 charts
Rank in 1996:20Rank Score:3,368
Rank in 1990s156Overall Rank:761
Average Rating:  76/100 (361 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of 1996 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 18 2%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
The Brian Jonestown Massacre 3 0%
Scooter 2 0%
Ten 2 0%
Sun City Girls 2 0%
Rachel's 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 449 45%
United Kingdom 205 21%
Mixed Nationality 39 4%
Germany 37 4%
Canada 34 3%
Sweden 30 3%
Australia 22 2%
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