Top Albums of 1996





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
49
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
311
Fugees The Score Conscious Hip Hop
5
385
Tortoise Millions Now Living Will Never Die Experimental Rock, Post-Rock
6
476
Weezer Pinkerton Alternative Rock, Power Pop
7
566
Wilco Being There Alt-Country, Country Rock, Roots Rock
8
633
Stereolab Emperor Tomato Ketchup Art Pop, Experimental Rock
9
662
Manic Street Preachers Everything Must Go Britpop
10
687
Jay-Z Reasonable Doubt Boom Bap
11
719
Aphex Twin Richard D. James Album IDM
12
722
Sepultura Roots Groove Metal, Nu Metal
13
763
Tool Aenima Alternative Metal
14
785
Belle and Sebastian Tigermilk Chamber Pop, Twee Pop
15
901
Fiona Apple Tidal Piano Rock, Singer/Songwriter
16
965
2Pac All Eyez on Me Gangsta Rap
17
1006
Eels Beautiful Freak Alternative Rock, Indie Pop
18
1090
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Murder Ballads Alternative Rock, Singer/Songwriter
19
1123
Marilyn Manson Antichrist Superstar Industrial Metal, Industrial Rock
20
1205
Ash 1977 Britpop, Pop Punk
21
1345
R.E.M. New Adventures in Hi-Fi Alternative Rock
22
1448
Underworld Second Toughest in the Infants Techno
23
1455
Sublime Sublime Alternative Rock, Ska Punk
24
1535
Dr. Octagon Dr. Octagonecologyst Abstract Hip Hop
25
1655
Maxwell Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite Contemporary R&B, Neo-Soul
26
1715
Orbital In Sides Ambient Techno
27
1722
Pearl Jam No Code Alternative Rock
28
1753
Suede Coming Up Britpop, Glam Rock
29
1867
Sleater-Kinney Call the Doctor Indie Rock, Riot Grrrl
30
1886
Screaming Trees Dust Grunge
31
1902
Super Furry Animals Fuzzy Logic Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Power Pop
32
1916
Ani DiFranco Dilate Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Folk Rock
33
1942
Social Distortion White Light, White Heat, White Trash Punk Rock
34
1966
Everything But the Girl Walking Wounded Trip Hop
35
1977
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Now I Got Worry Alternative Rock, Garage Punk, Punk Blues
36
2100
OutKast ATLiens Hip Hop
37
2139
Patti Smith Gone Again Rock, Singer/Songwriter
38
2250
The Divine Comedy Casanova Chamber Pop
39
2297
The Olivia Tremor Control Music from the Unrealized Film Script, Dusk at Cubist Castle Neo-Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop
40
2300
Lambchop How I Quit Smoking Alt-Country, Americana, Chamber Pop
41
2630
Beth Orton Trailer Park Folk Pop, Singer/Songwriter
42
2637
Tricky Pre-Millennium Tension Experimental Hip Hop, Trip Hop
43
2705
Modest Mouse This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About Lo-Fi Indie
44
2708
Sloan One Chord to Another Alternative Rock, Power Pop
45
2760
Squarepusher Feed Me Weird Things Drill and Bass, Drum and Bass
46
2791
LTJ Bukem Logical Progression Atmospheric Drum and Bass
47
2832
Gillian Welch Revival Americana, Contemporary Folk
48
2844
Spice Girls Spice Dance-Pop
49
2852
Rage Against the Machine Evil Empire Rap Metal
50
2862
Dirty Three Horse Stories Post-Rock
51
2989
Fatboy Slim Better Living Through Chemistry Big Beat

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Ghostface Killah Ironman Boom Bap, Hardcore Hip Hop
Neurosis Through Silver in Blood Atmospheric Sludge Metal
Chico Science & Nacao Zumbi Afrociberdelia Mangue Beat
The Cardigans First Band on the Moon Indie Pop, Pop Rock
dEUS In a Bar, Under the Sea Alternative Rock, Art Rock
Tricky Nearly God Experimental Hip Hop, Trip Hop
Nirvana From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah Grunge
Kula Shaker K Britpop, Neo-Psychedelia
Placebo Placebo Alternative Rock
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
Steve Earle I Feel Alright Alt-Country, Americana, Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter
R.L. Burnside A Ass Pocket of Whiskey Blues Rock, Electric Blues
Gastr del Sol Upgrade & Afterlife Experimental Rock, Post-Rock
Ocean Colour Scene Moseley Shoals Britpop
Jamiroquai Travelling Without Moving Acid Jazz, Funk
Jeff Mills Live at the Liquid Room, Tokyo Detroit Techno
Lil' Kim Hard Core Hip Hop
The Roots Illadelph Halflife Boom Bap, Hardcore Hip Hop
16 Horsepower Sackcloth 'n' Ashes Gothic Country
Nicolette Let No One Live Rent Free in Your Head Trip Hop
Pet Shop Boys Bilingual Synthpop
Cheikh Lo Ne La Thiass Mbalax
Oumou Sangare Worotan Wassoulou
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
The Boo Radleys C'mon Kids Indie Rock
BabyBird Ugly Beautiful Indie Pop
bob hund Omslag: Martin Kann Indie Rock
Cat Power What Would the Community Think Indie Rock, Singer/Songwriter