Best Albums of 1996

Listed below are the best albums of 1996 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 greatest album charts.

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1996 year summaryThe best artists of 1996 were Belle And Sebastian, Weezer, DJ Shadow, Tool, Beck, フィッシュマンズ [Fishmans], Swans, OutKast, Manic Street Preachers and Aphex Twin.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of 1996 composition

Country Albums %


United States 459 46%
United Kingdom 216 22%
Mixed Nationality 39 4%
Germany 38 4%
Canada 36 4%
Sweden 28 3%
Australia 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 926 93%
Yes 75 7%
Live? Albums %
No 975 97%
Yes 26 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 10 1%
Best Albums of the 2000s
1. Kid A by Radiohead
2. In Rainbows by Radiohead
3. Funeral by Arcade Fire
4. Is This It by The Strokes
5. Illinois by Sufjan Stevens
6. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot by Wilco
7. Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not by Arctic Monkeys
8. Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
9. Madvillainy by Madvillain
10. Turn On The Bright Lights by Interpol
11. Sound Of Silver by LCD Soundsystem
12. A Rush Of Blood To The Head by Coldplay
13. For Emma, Forever Ago by Bon Iver
14. Elephant by The White Stripes
15. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots by The Flaming Lips
16. Amnesiac by Radiohead
17. Merriweather Post Pavilion by Animal Collective
18. Demon Days by Gorillaz
19. Fleet Foxes by Fleet Foxes
20. Songs For The Deaf by Queens Of The Stone Age
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