Top Albums of 1996

RankAll Time
ArtistAlbumGenresBuy from
1 54 Beck Odelay Alternative Rock
2 77 DJ Shadow Endtroducing..... Experimental Hip Hop, Instrumental Hip Hop, Plunderphonics
3 213 Belle and Sebastian If You're Feeling Sinister Chamber Pop, Twee Pop
4 340 Fugees The Score Conscious Hip Hop
5 396 Tortoise Millions Now Living Will Never Die Experimental Rock, Post-Rock
6 466 Weezer Pinkerton Alternative Rock, Power Pop
7 562 Wilco Being There Alt-Country, Country Rock, Roots Rock
8 623 Stereolab Emperor Tomato Ketchup Art Pop, Experimental Rock
9 685 Manic Street Preachers Everything Must Go Britpop
10 726 Sepultura Roots Groove Metal, Nu Metal
11 748 Tool Aenima Alternative Metal
12 766 Aphex Twin Richard D. James Album IDM
13 800 Jay-Z Reasonable Doubt Boom Bap
14 840 Belle and Sebastian Tigermilk Chamber Pop, Twee Pop
15 966 Fiona Apple Tidal Piano Rock, Singer/Songwriter
16 1012 2Pac All Eyez on Me Gangsta Rap
17 1032 Eels Beautiful Freak Alternative Rock, Indie Pop
18 1121 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Murder Ballads Alternative Rock, Singer/Songwriter
19 1278 Ash 1977 Britpop, Pop Punk
20 1281 Marilyn Manson Antichrist Superstar Industrial Metal, Industrial Rock
21 1339 R.E.M. New Adventures in Hi-Fi Alternative Rock
22 1422 Sublime Sublime Alternative Rock, Ska Punk
23 1476 Dr. Octagon Dr. Octagonecologyst Abstract Hip Hop
24 1484 Underworld Second Toughest in the Infants Techno
25 1562 Orbital In Sides Ambient Techno
26 1665 Suede Coming Up Britpop, Glam Rock
27 1734 Pearl Jam No Code Alternative Rock
28 1885 Maxwell Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite Contemporary R&B, Neo-Soul     
29 1897 Ani DiFranco Dilate Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Folk Rock
30 1898 Sleater-Kinney Call the Doctor Indie Rock, Riot Grrrl
31 1899 The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Now I Got Worry Alternative Rock, Garage Punk, Punk Blues
32 1935 Social Distortion White Light, White Heat, White Trash Punk Rock
33 1950 Patti Smith Gone Again Rock, Singer/Songwriter
34 1966 Everything But the Girl Walking Wounded Trip Hop
35 2056 Screaming Trees Dust Grunge
36 2157 Super Furry Animals Fuzzy Logic Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Power Pop
37 2183 Tricky Pre-Millennium Tension Experimental Hip Hop, Trip Hop
38 2199 OutKast ATLiens Hip Hop
39 2291 The Divine Comedy Casanova Chamber Pop
40 2299 The Olivia Tremor Control Music from the Unrealized Film Script, Dusk at Cubist Castle Neo-Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop
41 2363 Lambchop How I Quit Smoking Alt-Country, Americana, Chamber Pop
42 2562 Modest Mouse This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About Lo-Fi Indie
43 2645 LTJ Bukem Logical Progression Atmospheric Drum and Bass
44 2658 Squarepusher Feed Me Weird Things Drill and Bass, Drum and Bass     
45 2700 Rage Against the Machine Evil Empire Rap Metal
46 2738 Sloan One Chord to Another Alternative Rock, Power Pop
47 2805 Spice Girls Spice Dance-Pop
48 2870 Gillian Welch Revival Americana, Contemporary Folk
49 2890 Fatboy Slim Better Living Through Chemistry Big Beat
50 2921 dEUS In a Bar, Under the Sea Alternative Rock, Art Rock
51 2923 Tricky Nearly God Experimental Hip Hop, Trip Hop
52 2951 Beth Orton Trailer Park Folk Pop, Singer/Songwriter
53 2988 Nirvana From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah Grunge

Some albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Placebo Placebo Alternative Rock
Dirty Three Horse Stories Post-Rock
The Cardigans First Band on the Moon Indie Pop, Pop Rock
Neurosis Through Silver in Blood Atmospheric Sludge Metal
Chico Science & Nacao Zumbi Afrociberdelia Mangue Beat     
Fountains of Wayne Fountains of Wayne Power Pop
Sheryl Crow Sheryl Crow Pop Rock, Roots Rock
Lamb Lamb Trip Hop
Labradford Labradford Post-Rock
Kula Shaker K Britpop, Neo-Psychedelia
Brainiac Hissing Prigs in Static Couture Art Punk, Experimental Rock, Noise Rock
Steve Earle I Feel Alright Alt-Country, Americana, Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Cibo Matto Viva! La Woman Art Pop, Shibuya-kei
R.L. Burnside A Ass Pocket of Whiskey Blues Rock, Electric Blues
Gastr del Sol Upgrade & Afterlife Experimental Rock, Post-Rock
Ghostface Killah Ironman Boom Bap, Hardcore Hip Hop     
Johnny Cash Unchained Americana
Nicolette Let No One Live Rent Free in Your Head Trip Hop
Jamiroquai Travelling Without Moving Acid Jazz, Funk
16 Horsepower Sackcloth 'n' Ashes Gothic Country     
Ocean Colour Scene Moseley Shoals Britpop
Fun Lovin' Criminals Come Find Yourself Alternative Rock
Pet Shop Boys Bilingual Synthpop
Girls Against Boys House of GVSB Indie Rock, Post-Hardcore
The Roots Illadelph Halflife Boom Bap, Hardcore Hip Hop     
Oumou Sangare Worotan Wassoulou     
Lil' Kim Hard Core Hip Hop     
Cheikh Lo Ne La Thiass Mbalax     
Jeff Mills Live at the Liquid Room, Tokyo Detroit Techno     
Sebadoh Harmacy Indie Rock
Ali Akbar Khan Legacy Hindustani Classical Music
Arto Lindsay Mundo Civilizado Art Pop, Brazilian Music     
Nas It Was Written Boom Bap, Gangsta Rap
Los Lobos Colossal Head Rock
Black Tape for a Blue Girl Remnants of a Deeper Purity Neoclassical Darkwave
The Who Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 Hard Rock     
Swans Soundtracks for the Blind Experimental Rock, Post-Rock     
The Lemonheads Car Button Cloth Alternative Rock, Power Pop
The Boo Radleys C'mon Kids Indie Rock
bob hund Omslag: Martin Kann Indie Rock     
BabyBird Ugly Beautiful Indie Pop
Cat Power What Would the Community Think Indie Rock, Singer/Songwriter