Top Albums of 1996





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
51
Beck Odelay Alternative Rock
2
76
DJ Shadow Endtroducing..... Experimental Hip Hop, Instrumental Hip Hop, Plunderphonics
3
195
Belle and Sebastian If You're Feeling Sinister Chamber Pop, Twee Pop
4
308
Fugees The Score Conscious Hip Hop
5
376
Tortoise Millions Now Living Will Never Die Experimental Rock, Post-Rock
6
488
Weezer Pinkerton Alternative Rock, Power Pop
7
563
Wilco Being There Alt-Country, Country Rock, Roots Rock
8
633
Stereolab Emperor Tomato Ketchup Art Pop, Experimental Rock
9
667
Manic Street Preachers Everything Must Go Britpop
10
674
Jay-Z Reasonable Doubt Boom Bap
11
719
Aphex Twin Richard D. James Album IDM
12
740
Sepultura Roots Groove Metal, Nu Metal
13
766
Tool Aenima Alternative Metal
14
778
Belle and Sebastian Tigermilk Chamber Pop, Twee Pop
15
883
Fiona Apple Tidal Piano Rock, Singer/Songwriter
16
990
2Pac All Eyez on Me Gangsta Rap
17
992
Eels Beautiful Freak Alternative Rock, Indie Pop
18
1081
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Murder Ballads Alternative Rock, Singer/Songwriter
19
1137
Marilyn Manson Antichrist Superstar Industrial Metal, Industrial Rock
20
1221
Ash 1977 Britpop, Pop Punk
21
1347
R.E.M. New Adventures in Hi-Fi Alternative Rock
22
1452
Underworld Second Toughest in the Infants Techno
23
1475
Sublime Sublime Alternative Rock, Ska Punk
24
1558
Dr. Octagon Dr. Octagonecologyst Abstract Hip Hop
25
1651
Maxwell Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite Contemporary R&B, Neo-Soul
26
1697
Pearl Jam No Code Alternative Rock
27
1713
Orbital In Sides Ambient Techno
28
1753
Suede Coming Up Britpop, Glam Rock
29
1875
Super Furry Animals Fuzzy Logic Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Power Pop
30
1894
Screaming Trees Dust Grunge
31
1898
Sleater-Kinney Call the Doctor Indie Rock, Riot Grrrl
32
1903
Ani DiFranco Dilate Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Folk Rock
33
1951
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Now I Got Worry Alternative Rock, Garage Punk, Punk Blues
34
1980
Everything But the Girl Walking Wounded Trip Hop
35
2060
OutKast ATLiens Hip Hop
36
2146
Patti Smith Gone Again Rock, Singer/Songwriter
37
2187
Social Distortion White Light, White Heat, White Trash Punk Rock
38
2261
The Olivia Tremor Control Music from the Unrealized Film Script, Dusk at Cubist Castle Neo-Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop
39
2263
The Divine Comedy Casanova Chamber Pop
40
2290
Lambchop How I Quit Smoking Alt-Country, Americana, Chamber Pop
41
2398
Spice Girls Spice Dance-Pop
42
2678
Tricky Pre-Millennium Tension Experimental Hip Hop, Trip Hop
43
2720
Modest Mouse This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About Lo-Fi Indie
44
2736
Beth Orton Trailer Park Folk Pop, Singer/Songwriter
45
2746
Squarepusher Feed Me Weird Things Drill and Bass, Drum and Bass
46
2770
Sloan One Chord to Another Alternative Rock, Power Pop
47
2780
LTJ Bukem Logical Progression Atmospheric Drum and Bass
48
2820
Gillian Welch Revival Americana, Contemporary Folk
49
2831
Rage Against the Machine Evil Empire Rap Metal
50
2850
Dirty Three Horse Stories Post-Rock
51
2998
Fatboy Slim Better Living Through Chemistry Big Beat

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