Best Alternative Rock Albums of 1996


01
bloodthirsty butchers
Kocorono

4.57
14 votes
02
Waltari
Yeah! Yeah! Die! Die! Death Metal Symphony in Deep

4.5
17 votes
03
Swans
Soundtracks for the Blind

4.46
706 votes
04
Tool
Aenima

4.46
4742 votes
05
Weezer
Pinkerton

4.4
5066 votes
06
hide
Psyence

4.39
14 votes
07
Swans
Die Tur ist zu

4.3
20 votes
08
Failure
Fantastic Planet

4.28
538 votes
09
The Divine Comedy
Casanova

4.27
22 votes
10
Belle and Sebastian
If You're Feeling Sinister

4.22
1042 votes
11
Swirlies
They Spent Their Wild Youthful Days

4.21
14 votes
12
Guided by Voices
Sunfish Holy Breakfast

4.18
22 votes
13
Fishmans
Long Season

4.16
19 votes
14
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Take It From The Man!

4.15
146 votes
15
Radiohead
Street Spirit (Fade Out)

4.14
65 votes
16
Modest Mouse
This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About

4.14
3123 votes
17
Beck
Odelay!

4.12
2000 votes
18
Guided by Voices
Under the Bushes Under the Stars

4.11
184 votes
19
The Olivia Tremor Control
Dusk at Cubist Castle

4.11
456 votes
20
Shihad
Killjoy

4.11
19 votes
21
dEUS
In a Bar, Under the Sea

4.1
62 votes
22
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Murder Ballads

4.1
336 votes
23
Labradford
Labradford

4.1
31 votes
24
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Their Satanic Majesties' Second Request

4.08
162 votes
25
Dirty Three
Horse Stories

4.08
90 votes
26
Rachel's
Music for Egon Schiele

4.07
41 votes
27
Texas Is the Reason
Do You Know Who You Are?

4.07
310 votes
28
Elevator To Hell
Parts 1-3

4.07
21 votes
29
The Boo Radleys
C'mon Kids

4.07
14 votes
30
The Living End
It's for Your Own Good

4.07
14 votes
31
Polvo
Exploded Drawing

4.07
57 votes
32
The Mountain Goats
Nothing for Juice

4.07
60 votes
33
The Refreshments
Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy

4.07
30 votes
34
Luna Sea
Style

4.06
17 votes
35
Rachel's
The Sea and the Bells

4.06
72 votes
36
The Wrens
Secaucus

4.05
56 votes
37
Noir Désir
666.667 Club

4.04
23 votes
38
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Thank God For Mental Illness

4.03
102 votes
39
Ani DiFranco
Dilate

4.03
34 votes
40
Manic Street Preachers
Everything Must Go

4.03
241 votes
41
The Afghan Whigs
Black Love

4.03
144 votes
42
Tori Amos
Boys for Pele

4.02
146 votes
43
Silver Jews
The Natural Bridge

4.02
28 votes
44
Brainiac
Hissing Prigs in Static Couture

4.01
35 votes
45
Local H
As Good as Dead

4.01
192 votes
46
Tortoise
Millions Now Living Will Never Die

4.01
280 votes
47
Low
The Curtain Hits the Cast

4
165 votes
48
Belle and Sebastian
Tigermilk

3.99
440 votes
49
Screaming Trees
Dust

3.99
340 votes
50
Sloan
One Chord to Another

3.98
40 votes
51
Stereolab
Emperor Tomato Ketchup

3.97
113 votes
52
Karate
Karate

3.97
16 votes
53
Ks Choice
Paradise in Me

3.96
13 votes
54
The Squirrel Nut Zippers
Hot

3.96
37 votes
55
Marilyn Manson
Antichrist Superstar

3.95
1142 votes
56
Smog
The Doctor Came at Dawn

3.95
58 votes
57
I Mother Earth
Scenery & Fish

3.95
48 votes
58
Lovesliescrushing
Xuvetyn

3.94
17 votes
59
Braid
The Age of Octeen

3.93
86 votes
60
Eels
Beautiful Freak

3.93
378 votes
61
Red House Painters
Songs for a Blue Guitar

3.92
315 votes
62
Girls Against Boys
House of GVSB

3.92
13 votes
63
The Promise Ring
30 Degrees Everywhere

3.92
81 votes
64
Cibo Matto
Viva! La Woman

3.92
31 votes
65
Semisonic
Great Divide

3.91
27 votes
66
Fiona Apple
Tidal

3.9
464 votes
67
The Frames
Fitzcarraldo

3.89
14 votes
68
Archive
Londinium

3.89
41 votes
69
Wilco
Being There

3.89
522 votes
70
Dave Matthews Band
Crash

3.88
298 votes
71
Mazzy Star
Among My Swan

3.87
55 votes
72
Phish
Billy Breathes

3.85
88 votes
73
Silkworm
Firewater

3.85
26 votes
74
Modest Mouse
Interstate 8

3.84
411 votes
75
Heatmiser
Mic City Sons

3.84
144 votes
76
Cat Power
What Would the Community Think

3.83
104 votes
77
Eric's Trip
Purple Blue

3.81
16 votes
78
Vision of Disorder
Vision of Disorder

3.81
42 votes
79
Rollerskate Skinny
Horsedrawn Wishes

3.8
15 votes
80
Sleater-Kinney
Call the Doctor

3.79
65 votes
81
Cake
Fashion Nugget

3.79
395 votes
82
HIM
666 Ways to Love: Prologue

3.79
28 votes
83
R.E.M.
New Adventures in Hi-Fi

3.78
500 votes
84
Anathema
Eternity

3.78
352 votes
85
The Wallflowers
Bringing Down The Horse

3.77
127 votes
86
Archers of Loaf
All the Nation's Airports

3.75
24 votes
87
The Tragically Hip
Trouble At The Henhouse

3.74
27 votes
88
Fields of the Nephilim
Zoon

3.74
19 votes
89
Ash
1977

3.73
60 votes
90
Kashmir
Cruzential

3.73
26 votes
91
Counting Crows
Recovering The Satellites

3.73
142 votes
92
June of 44
Tropics and Meridians

3.72
23 votes
93
Sebadoh
Harmacy

3.71
171 votes
94
Suede
Coming Up

3.7
196 votes
95
Gastr del Sol
Upgrade & Afterlife

3.7
20 votes
96
The Halo Benders
Don't Tell Me Now

3.7
15 votes
97
King's X
Ear Candy

3.7
48 votes
98
Regurgitator
Tu Plang

3.69
26 votes
99
Soundgarden
Down on the Upside

3.69
1900 votes
100
Jawbox
Jawbox

3.69
64 votes
101
Pearl Jam
No Code

3.68
1336 votes
102
Soul Coughing
Irresistable Bliss

3.68
34 votes
103
Blind Melon
Nico

3.68
142 votes
104
Boys Life
Departures & Landfalls

3.67
23 votes
105
Rocketship
A Certain Smile, a Certain Sadness

3.67
18 votes
106
Far
Tin Cans with Strings to You

3.65
58 votes
107
Fun Lovin Criminals
Come Find Yourself

3.65
24 votes
108
Incubus
Enjoy Incubus

3.64
235 votes
109
The Smashing Pumpkins
Zero

3.63
282 votes
110
Super Furry Animals
Fuzzy Logic

3.63
34 votes
111
Stone Temple Pilots
Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican...

3.62
970 votes
112
Superdrag
Regretfully Yours

3.62
21 votes
113
Cat Power
Myra Lee

3.6
78 votes
114
Bowery Electric
Beat

3.6
26 votes
115
Jimmy Eat World
Static Prevails

3.59
325 votes
116
Bikini Kill
Reject All American

3.59
28 votes
117
Neutral Milk Hotel
On Avery Island

3.58
2565 votes
118
Thought Industry
Outer Space Is Just A Martini Away

3.58
19 votes
119
The Lemonheads
Car Button Cloth

3.58
13 votes
120
Bloodhound Gang
One Fierce Beer Coaster

3.56
147 votes
121
Ween
12 Golden Country Greats

3.56
98 votes
122
Matchbox Twenty
Yourself or Someone Like You

3.56
310 votes
123
Chokebore
A Taste For Bitters

3.55
22 votes
124
Porno For Pyros
Good God's Urge

3.52
29 votes
125
Pavement
Pacific Trim

3.5
36 votes
126
They Might Be Giants
Factory Showroom

3.48
52 votes
127
Skunk Anansie
Stoosh

3.48
47 votes
128
Frank Black
The Cult of Ray

3.48
22 votes
129
Gin Blossoms
Congratulations... I'm Sorry

3.47
29 votes
130
Arab Strap
The Week Never Starts Round Here

3.46
13 votes
131
No-Man
Wild Opera

3.46
50 votes
132
311
Enlarged to Show Detail

3.45
20 votes
133
Kent
Verkligen

3.44
18 votes
134
Stabbing Westward
Wither Blister Burn & Peel

3.43
88 votes
135
Shihad
Shihad

3.43
22 votes
136
Feeder
Swim

3.43
14 votes
137
The Presidents of the USA
II

3.42
90 votes
138
Nada Surf
High/Low

3.42
138 votes
139
The Cranberries
To the Faithful Departed

3.41
107 votes
140
Moist
Creature

3.41
27 votes
141
The Verve Pipe
Villains

3.4
35 votes
142
AFI
Very Proud of Ya

3.39
375 votes
143
Tonic
Lemon Parade

3.37
38 votes
144
Gravity Kills
Gravity Kills

3.3
23 votes
145
Les Claypool
Highball with the devil

3.28
25 votes
146
Babylon Zoo
The Boy With The X-Ray Eyes

3.26
19 votes
147
Lush
Lovelife

3.25
40 votes
148
Better Than Ezra
Friction, Baby

3.25
14 votes
149
Barenaked Ladies
Born on a Pirate Ship

3.24
53 votes
150
Bush
Razorblade Suitcase

3.22
692 votes
151
Sponge
Wax Ecstatic

3.21
38 votes
152
Gob
Too Late...No Friends

3.18
31 votes
153
Newsboys
Take Me To Your Leader

3.1
29 votes
154
Mike Patton
Adult Themes for Voice

3.03
46 votes



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