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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, フィッシュマンズ [Fishmans], Manic Street Preachers and Swans.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

PinkertonUnited States Weezer
Year of Release:1996Appears in:925 charts
Rank in 1996:1Rank Score:25,636
Rank in 1990s21Overall Rank:100
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,266 votes)
Comments: 123 comments
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2.

If You're Feeling SinisterUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:850 charts
Rank in 1996:2Rank Score:21,593
Rank in 1990s26Overall Rank:120
Average Rating:  83/100 (985 votes)
Comments: 79 comments
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3.

Endtroducing.....United States DJ Shadow
Year of Release:1996Appears in:764 charts
Rank in 1996:3Rank Score:18,657
Rank in 1990s31Overall Rank:147
Average Rating:  84/100 (874 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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4.

OdelayUnited States Beck
Year of Release:1996Appears in:776 charts
Rank in 1996:4Rank Score:15,070
Rank in 1990s43Overall Rank:184
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,082 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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5.

ÆnimaUnited States Tool
Year of Release:1996Appears in:544 charts
Rank in 1996:5Rank Score:14,720
Rank in 1990s45Overall Rank:194
Average Rating:  81/100 (755 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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6.

SublimeUnited States Sublime
Year of Release:1996Appears in:331 charts
Rank in 1996:6Rank Score:6,655
Rank in 1990s80Overall Rank:403
Average Rating:  74/100 (488 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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7.

Everything Must GoUnited Kingdom Manic Street Preachers
Year of Release:1996Appears in:320 charts
Rank in 1996:7Rank Score:5,566
Rank in 1990s92Overall Rank:482
Average Rating:  77/100 (427 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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8.

Soundtracks For The BlindUnited States Swans
Year of Release:1996Appears in:268 charts
Rank in 1996:8Rank Score:5,471
Rank in 1990s96Overall Rank:490
Average Rating:  83/100 (346 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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9.

Long SeasonJapan フィッシュマンズ [Fishmans]
Year of Release:1996Appears in:241 charts
Rank in 1996:9Rank Score:5,365
Rank in 1990s100Overall Rank:502
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (280 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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10.

Reasonable DoubtUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:1996Appears in:252 charts
Rank in 1996:10Rank Score:4,892
Rank in 1990s108Overall Rank:553
Average Rating:  74/100 (422 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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Best Albums of 1996 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 19 2%
Frank Zappa 3 0%
The Brian Jonestown Massacre 3 0%
Meat Loaf 2 0%
Swans 2 0%
Scooter 2 0%
Ten 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 446 45%
United Kingdom 205 21%
Mixed Nationality 40 4%
Germany 37 4%
Canada 34 3%
Sweden 30 3%
Australia 22 2%
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