Best Albums of 1996


01
DJ Shadow
Endtroducing...

4.51
2206 votes
02
Tool
Ænima

4.46
5407 votes
03
Swans
Soundtracks for the Blind

4.44
987 votes
04
Neurosis
Through Silver in Blood

4.43
1385 votes
05
Edge of Sanity
Crimson

4.41
1054 votes
06
Cryptopsy
None So Vile

4.4
1930 votes
07
Weezer
Pinkerton

4.4
3098 votes
08
Failure
Fantastic Planet

4.35
437 votes
09
UGK
Ridin' Dirty

4.34
333 votes
10
OutKast
ATLiens

4.33
912 votes
11
Jay-Z
Reasonable Doubt

4.31
1012 votes
12
Sacramentum
Far Away from the Sun

4.31
249 votes
13
Theatre Of Tragedy
Velvet Darkness They Fear

4.27
175 votes
14
Dr. Octagon
Dr. Octagonecologyst

4.27
568 votes
15
Immolation
Here in After

4.27
505 votes
16
In Flames
The Jester Race

4.26
2257 votes
17
Type O Negative
October Rust

4.24
543 votes
18
Cardiacs
Sing to God

4.23
74 votes
19
Belle and Sebastian
If You're Feeling Sinister

4.23
665 votes
20
Vinterland
Welcome My Last Chapter

4.22
222 votes
21
Jason Becker
Perspective

4.22
69 votes
22
Therion
Theli

4.22
200 votes
23
Current 93
All the Pretty Little Horses

4.21
175 votes
24
Heltah Skeltah
Nocturnal

4.21
83 votes
25
Eyehategod
Dopesick

4.21
397 votes
26
Burzum
Filosofem

4.2
1380 votes
27
The Roots
Illadelph Halflife

4.2
324 votes
28
Acid Bath
Paegan Terrorism Tactics

4.19
379 votes
29
Scald
Will Of The Gods Is Great Power

4.18
40 votes
30
Fishmans
Long Season

4.17
106 votes
31
Pan.Thy.Monium
Khaooohs And Kon-Fus-Ion

4.17
80 votes
32
Sublime
Sublime

4.17
1528 votes
33
The Suicide Machines
Destruction By Definition

4.17
207 votes
34
Summoning
Dol Guldur

4.16
225 votes
35
Mobb Deep
Hell on Earth

4.16
268 votes
36
Modest Mouse
This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About

4.16
1328 votes
37
LTJ Bukem
Logical Progression, Level 1

4.16
38 votes
38
Maxwell
Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite

4.16
58 votes
39
Sabbat (JPN)
The Dwelling

4.15
49 votes
40
Westside Connection
Bow Down

4.15
101 votes
41
The Divine Comedy
Casanova

4.15
27 votes
42
Psychic TV
Trip Reset

4.15
27 votes
43
Ghostface Killah
Ironman

4.15
545 votes
44
Good Riddance
A Comprehensive Guide to Moderne Rebellion

4.14
70 votes
45
Pendragon
The Masquerade Overture

4.14
28 votes
46
Ras Kass
Soul on Ice

4.14
67 votes
47
Motorpsycho
Blissard

4.14
39 votes
48
Redman
Muddy Waters

4.14
136 votes
49
Orbital
In Sides

4.14
138 votes
50
Devil Doll
Dies Irae

4.14
33 votes
51
Bethlehem
Dictius Te Necare

4.14
88 votes
52
Unwound
Repetition

4.13
310 votes
53
Angra
Holy Land

4.13
176 votes
54
Beck
Odelay

4.13
1173 votes
55
Psychotic Waltz
Bleeding

4.13
106 votes
56
Neurosis
Locust Star

4.13
24 votes
57
Underworld
Second Toughest in the Infants

4.12
139 votes
58
Estatic Fear
Somnium Obmutum

4.11
61 votes
59
Blut Aus Nord
Memoria Vetusta I - Fathers Of The Icy Ages

4.11
205 votes
60
Swans
Die Tür Ist Zu

4.11
33 votes
61
Meat Beat Manifesto
Subliminal Sandwich

4.1
24 votes
62
His Hero Is Gone
Fifteen Counts of Arson

4.1
101 votes
63
Brainiac
Hissing Prigs in Static Couture

4.1
53 votes
64
Harvey Milk
Courtesy and Good Will Toward Men

4.1
121 votes
65
Aphex Twin
Richard D. James Album

4.1
1248 votes
66
Radiohead
Street Spirit (Fade Out)

4.1
88 votes
67
Cradle of Filth
Vempire or Dark Fairytales in Phallustei

4.1
271 votes
68
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Their Satanic Majesties' Second Request

4.09
123 votes
69
Moonspell
Irreligious

4.09
182 votes
70
Porter Ricks
Biokinetics

4.09
49 votes
71
Fugees
The Score

4.09
294 votes
72
Adramelech
Psychostasia

4.09
218 votes
73
N.O.D.
Niggaz of Destruction

4.09
22 votes
74
Luna Sea
Style

4.09
22 votes
75
Al di Meola/John McLaughlin/Paco deLucia
The Guitar Trio

4.09
23 votes
76
Lord Finesse
The Awakening

4.09
47 votes
77
Rotting Christ
Triarchy of The Lost Lovers

4.08
151 votes
78
Forgotten Woods
The Curse Of Mankind

4.08
30 votes
79
Limbonic Art
Moon In The Scorpio

4.08
91 votes
80
X Japan
Dahlia

4.08
182 votes
81
Sadist
Tribe

4.08
31 votes
82
The Olivia Tremor Control
Dusk at Cubist Castle

4.08
267 votes
83
Guided by Voices
Under the Bushes Under the Stars

4.08
113 votes
84
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Take It From The Man!

4.08
108 votes
85
Strung Out
Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues

4.08
143 votes
86
Texas Is the Reason
Do You Know Who You Are?

4.08
379 votes
87
Noir Desir
666.667 Club

4.07
27 votes
88
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Murder Ballads

4.07
474 votes
89
Steve Roach
The Magnificent Void

4.07
23 votes
90
Labradford
Labradford

4.07
46 votes
91
UFO
Walk on Water

4.07
46 votes
92
16 Horsepower
Sackcloth 'n' Ashes

4.06
98 votes
93
Dispatch
Silent Steeples

4.06
82 votes
94
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Thank God For Mental Illness

4.06
68 votes
95
Swirlies
They Spent Their Wild Youthful Days...

4.06
27 votes
96
The 3rd and the Mortal
Painting on Glass

4.06
27 votes
97
Samael
Passage

4.05
156 votes
98
Stratovarius
Episode

4.05
212 votes
99
Soundtrack (Film)
Trainspotting: Music from the Motion Picture

4.05
31 votes
100
Saturnus
Paradise Belongs to You

4.05
63 votes
101
Boards of Canada
Hi Scores

4.05
181 votes
102
Rachel's
The Sea and the Bells

4.05
88 votes
103
Satyricon
Nemesis Divina

4.04
430 votes
104
Shotmaker
Mouse Ear [Forget-Me-Not]

4.04
23 votes
105
Setherial
Nord

4.04
36 votes
106
2Pac
The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory

4.04
377 votes
107
Rachel's
Music for Egon Schiele

4.03
64 votes
108
Sun City Girls
330,003 Crossdressers From Beyond the Rig Veda

4.03
32 votes
109
Spiritual Beggars
Another Way To Shine

4.03
35 votes
110
The Afghan Whigs
Black Love

4.03
111 votes
111
Belle and Sebastian
Tigermilk

4.03
299 votes
112
Tori Amos
Boys for Pele

4.02
185 votes
113
Dirty Three
Horse Stories

4.02
104 votes
114
Koji Kondo
Super Mario 64 Original Soundtrack

4.02
72 votes
115
dEUS
In a Bar, Under the Sea

4.01
72 votes
116
Robert Miles
Dreamland

4.01
37 votes
117
Polvo
Exploded Drawing

4.01
83 votes
118
Opeth
Morningrise

4.01
2333 votes
119
Manic Street Preachers
Everything Must Go

4.01
298 votes
120
Cradle of Filth
Dusk and Her Embrace

4.01
678 votes
121
Social Distortion
White Light White Heat White Trash

4
230 votes
122
Tortoise
Millions Now Living Will Never Die

4
360 votes
123
2Pac
All Eyez on Me

4
823 votes
124
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Now I Got Worry

4
26 votes
125
Stereolab
Emperor Tomato Ketchup

3.99
166 votes
126
I Mother Earth
Scenery & Fish

3.99
55 votes
127
Nightingale
The Closing Chronicles

3.99
50 votes
128
Ani DiFranco
Dilate

3.99
46 votes
129
Silver Jews
The Natural Bridge

3.99
40 votes
130
Acrimony
Tumuli Shroomaroom

3.98
28 votes
131
Zakk Wylde
Book of Shadows

3.98
83 votes
132
The Moaning
Blood From Stone

3.98
26 votes
133
Kingpin Skinny Pimp
King Of Da Playaz Ball

3.98
22 votes
134
Monstrosity
Millenium

3.98
121 votes
135
Local H
As Good as Dead

3.97
115 votes
136
Converge
Petitioning the Empty Sky

3.97
1479 votes
137
Morcheeba
Who Can You Trust?

3.97
46 votes
138
Marilyn Manson
Antichrist Superstar

3.97
1408 votes
139
The Future Sound of London
Dead Cities

3.97
118 votes
140
Nevermore
The Politics of Ecstasy

3.96
274 votes
141
Sloan
One Chord to Another

3.96
27 votes
142
Deadguy
Screamin' With the Deadguy Quintet

3.96
26 votes
143
Screaming Trees
Dust

3.96
211 votes
144
Porcupine Tree
Signify

3.96
1022 votes
145
Bardo Pond
Amanita

3.96
36 votes
146
Integrity
Humanity is the Devil

3.95
116 votes
147
The Squirrel Nut Zippers
Hot

3.95
42 votes
148
Squarepusher
Feed Me Weird Things

3.95
134 votes
149
Face to Face
Face to Face

3.94
69 votes
150
Fu Manchu
In Search Of...

3.94
85 votes
151
Borknagar
Borknagar

3.94
178 votes
152
Juno Reactor
Beyond the Infinite

3.93
38 votes
153
Crowbar
Broken Glass

3.93
119 votes
154
Eels
Beautiful Freak

3.93
221 votes
155
Ground Zero
Revolutionary Pekinese Opera, Ver. 1.28

3.93
42 votes
156
Ulver
Kveldssanger

3.93
728 votes
157
Melvins
Stag

3.93
262 votes
158
Gates Of Ishtar
A Bloodred Path

3.93
55 votes
159
Fiona Apple
Tidal

3.93
309 votes
160
Cibo Matto
Viva! La Woman

3.93
41 votes
161
Steve Vai
Fire Garden

3.92
109 votes
162
George Michael
Older

3.92
38 votes
163
Amorphis
Elegy

3.92
359 votes
164
Johnny Cash
American II: Unchained

3.92
128 votes
165
Millencolin
Life On A Plate

3.92
157 votes
166
Vision of Disorder
Vision of Disorder

3.92
54 votes
167
Reel Big Fish
Turn the Radio Off

3.91
488 votes
168
Turbonegro
Ass Cobra

3.91
58 votes
169
Bal-Sagoth
Starfire Burning Upon the Ice-Veiled Throne

3.91
62 votes
170
Mazzy Star
Among My Swan

3.91
90 votes
171
Less Than Jake
Losing Streak

3.91
371 votes
172
Wilco
Being There

3.91
339 votes
173
Chino XL
Here to Save You All

3.91
27 votes
174
Avail
4am Friday

3.91
27 votes
175
Braid
The Age of Octeen

3.91
97 votes
176
Astral Projection
Trust in Trance

3.91
32 votes
177
Xzibit
At The Speed of Life

3.91
53 votes
178
Nas
It Was Written

3.9
840 votes
179
Today Is the Day
Today Is the Day

3.9
47 votes
180
Low
The Curtain Hits the Cast

3.9
81 votes
181
Red House Painters
Songs for a Blue Guitar

3.9
170 votes
182
Thorr's Hammer
Dommedagsnatt

3.9
48 votes
183
Busta Rhymes
The Coming

3.89
124 votes
184
A Canorous Quintet
Silence of the World Beyond

3.89
35 votes
185
Portraits Of Past
01010101

3.88
113 votes
186
Black Tape for a Blue Girl
Remnants of a Deeper Purity

3.88
30 votes
187
The Promise Ring
30 Degrees Everywhere

3.88
93 votes
188
Geto Boys
The Resurrection

3.88
58 votes
189
Smog
The Doctor Came at Dawn

3.88
44 votes
190
Rocketship
A Certain Smile, a Certain Sadness

3.88
24 votes
191
Three 6 Mafia
Live By Yo Rep (Bone Dis)

3.87
43 votes
192
Gorgoroth
Antichrist

3.87
285 votes
193
Arcturus
Aspera Hiems Symfonia

3.87
217 votes
194
Dave Matthews Band
Crash

3.87
324 votes
195
Sleater-Kinney
Call the Doctor

3.87
93 votes
196
Powderfinger
Double Allergic

3.86
37 votes
197
Modest Mouse
Interstate 8

3.86
191 votes
198
Lowdown Da Sinista
Coming For Your Soul

3.86
21 votes
199
The Mountain Goats
Nothing for Juice

3.86
49 votes
200
Semisonic
Great Divide

3.86
38 votes



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