Best Albums of 1996

Listed below are the best albums of 1996 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 greatest album charts.

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1996 year summaryThe best artists of 1996 were Belle And Sebastian, Weezer, DJ Shadow, Beck, Tool, フィッシュマンズ [Fishmans], Swans, OutKast, Aphex Twin and Richard David James.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 66 of 100

Best Albums of 1996 composition

Country Albums %


United States 458 46%
United Kingdom 211 21%
Mixed Nationality 40 4%
Germany 38 4%
Canada 37 4%
Sweden 28 3%
Australia 19 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 927 93%
Yes 73 7%
Live? Albums %
No 973 97%
Yes 27 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 987 99%
Yes 13 1%
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