Best Alternative Rock Albums of 1996


01
bloodthirsty butchers
Kocorono

4.5
18 votes
02
Tool
Aenima

4.45
5091 votes
03
Swans
Soundtracks for the Blind

4.45
845 votes
04
Weezer
Pinkerton

4.41
2833 votes
05
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Psyence

4.37
15 votes
06
Failure
Fantastic Planet

4.3
726 votes
07
Waltari
Yeah! Yeah! Die! Die! Death Metal Symphony in Deep

4.29
19 votes
08
The Divine Comedy
Casanova

4.27
26 votes
09
In Flames
The Jester Race

4.25
2078 votes
10
Swans
Die Tur ist zu

4.23
28 votes
11
Belle and Sebastian
If You're Feeling Sinister

4.22
1737 votes
12
Fishmans
Long Season

4.19
52 votes
13
Guided by Voices
Sunfish Holy Breakfast

4.18
22 votes
14
The Roots
Illadelph Halflife

4.18
288 votes
15
Sublime
Sublime

4.18
1447 votes
16
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Take It From The Man!

4.15
164 votes
17
Radiohead
Street Spirit (Fade Out)

4.15
74 votes
18
Modest Mouse
This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About

4.13
3495 votes
19
Unwound
Repetition

4.13
252 votes
20
Swirlies
They Spent Their Wild Youthful Days

4.13
32 votes
21
Beck
Odelay!

4.12
1086 votes
22
Yann Tiersen
Rue des Cascades

4.11
14 votes
23
The Olivia Tremor Control
Dusk at Cubist Castle

4.1
482 votes
24
dEUS
In a Bar, Under the Sea

4.09
67 votes
25
Rachel's
Music for Egon Schiele

4.09
51 votes
26
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Their Satanic Majesties' Second Request

4.08
192 votes
27
Elevator To Hell
Parts 1-3

4.08
18 votes
28
Luna Sea
Style

4.08
20 votes
29
Polvo
Exploded Drawing

4.07
69 votes
30
Bedhead
Beheaded

4.07
42 votes
31
Brainiac
Hissing Prigs in Static Couture

4.07
42 votes
32
The Living End
It's for Your Own Good

4.07
14 votes
33
Texas Is the Reason
Do You Know Who You Are?

4.07
345 votes
34
Guided by Voices
Under the Bushes Under the Stars

4.07
202 votes
35
Labradford
Labradford

4.06
39 votes
36
Dirty Three
Horse Stories

4.06
96 votes
37
Noir Desir
666.667 Club

4.06
24 votes
38
Idaho
Three Sheets to the Wind

4.06
16 votes
39
Girls Against Boys
House of GVSB

4.06
17 votes
40
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Murder Ballads

4.05
393 votes
41
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Thank God For Mental Illness

4.05
110 votes
42
Ani DiFranco
Dilate

4.04
40 votes
43
Rachel's
The Sea and the Bells

4.04
81 votes
44
The Refreshments
Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy

4.03
32 votes
45
The Afghan Whigs
Black Love

4.03
164 votes
46
Manic Street Preachers
Everything Must Go

4.03
259 votes
47
Tortoise
Millions Now Living Will Never Die

4.01
326 votes
48
Tori Amos
Boys for Pele

4.01
161 votes
49
Belle and Sebastian
Tigermilk

4
747 votes
50
Velour 100
Fall Sounds

4
22 votes
51
Tocotronic
Wir Kommen Um Uns Zu Beschweren

4
18 votes
52
Social Distortion
White Light White Heat White Trash

3.99
217 votes
53
Sloan
One Chord to Another

3.98
40 votes
54
Stereolab
Emperor Tomato Ketchup

3.97
129 votes
55
Silver Jews
The Natural Bridge

3.97
68 votes
56
I Mother Earth
Scenery & Fish

3.97
51 votes
57
Screaming Trees
Dust

3.97
386 votes
58
Local H
As Good as Dead

3.97
315 votes
59
The Mountain Goats
Nothing for Juice

3.94
78 votes
60
Eels
Beautiful Freak

3.93
609 votes
61
Rollerskate Skinny
Horsedrawn Wishes

3.93
21 votes
62
Red House Painters
Songs for a Blue Guitar

3.93
381 votes
63
Lovesliescrushing
Xuvetyn

3.92
19 votes
64
Low
The Curtain Hits the Cast

3.91
189 votes
65
The Promise Ring
30 Degrees Everywhere

3.91
85 votes
66
Braid
The Age of Octeen

3.9
92 votes
67
Fiona Apple
Tidal

3.9
520 votes
68
Wilco
Being There

3.89
596 votes
69
Semisonic
Great Divide

3.89
28 votes
70
Ks Choice
Paradise in Me

3.89
14 votes
71
Cibo Matto
Viva! La Woman

3.89
32 votes
72
Dave Matthews Band
Crash

3.89
313 votes
73
Mazzy Star
Among My Swan

3.88
69 votes
74
The American Analog Set
The Fun of Watching Fireworks

3.88
24 votes
75
The Frames
Fitzcarraldo

3.88
16 votes
76
The Wrens
Secaucus

3.87
78 votes
77
Archive
Londinium

3.87
46 votes
78
Modest Mouse
Interstate 8

3.86
507 votes
79
Cat Power
What Would the Community Think

3.85
108 votes
80
Fishmans
Kuuchuu Camp

3.85
13 votes
81
L'arc-en-Ciel
True

3.85
13 votes
82
Smog
The Doctor Came at Dawn

3.84
76 votes
83
Karate
Karate

3.84
19 votes
84
Phish
Billy Breathes

3.84
95 votes
85
Silkworm
Firewater

3.83
30 votes
86
Die Toten Hosen
Opium fuers Volk

3.83
18 votes
87
Rocketship
A Certain Smile, a Certain Sadness

3.82
34 votes
88
Sleater-Kinney
Call the Doctor

3.81
83 votes
89
HIM
666 Ways to Love: Prologue

3.8
32 votes
90
Heatmiser
Mic City Sons

3.79
180 votes
91
June of 44
Tropics and Meridians

3.79
28 votes
92
Cake
Fashion Nugget

3.78
405 votes
93
Jeremy Enigk
Return of the Frog Queen

3.78
16 votes
94
Anathema
Eternity

3.77
389 votes
95
Talulah Gosh
Backwash

3.77
13 votes
96
The Tragically Hip
Trouble At The Henhouse

3.77
28 votes
97
R.E.M.
New Adventures in Hi-Fi

3.77
582 votes
98
Eric's Trip
Purple Blue

3.75
16 votes
99
The Wallflowers
Bringing Down the Horse

3.74
133 votes
100
Ash
1977

3.74
128 votes
101
Kashmir
Cruzential

3.73
26 votes
102
Chavez
Ride The Fader

3.73
13 votes
103
Suede
Coming Up

3.73
224 votes
104
Counting Crows
Recovering The Satellites

3.73
146 votes
105
King's X
Ear Candy

3.73
51 votes
106
The Auteurs
After Murder Park

3.72
18 votes
107
Boys Life
Departures & Landfalls

3.71
31 votes
108
Archers of Loaf
All the Nation's Airports

3.7
30 votes
109
Soundgarden
Down on the Upside

3.7
2048 votes
110
Pearl Jam
No Code

3.68
1444 votes
111
Super Furry Animals
Fuzzy Logic

3.68
37 votes
112
Fields of the Nephilim
Zoon

3.68
20 votes
113
Gastr del Sol
Upgrade & Afterlife

3.67
23 votes
114
All Natural Lemon and Lime Flavors
All Natural Lemon and Lime Flavors

3.67
27 votes
115
Sebadoh
Harmacy

3.66
134 votes
116
Bowery Electric
Beat

3.66
34 votes
117
Jawbox
Jawbox

3.65
39 votes
118
Incubus
Enjoy Incubus

3.65
244 votes
119
Earth
Pentastar: In The Style Of Demons

3.65
148 votes
120
Bikini Kill
Reject All American

3.65
31 votes
121
Smashing Pumpkins
Zero

3.64
294 votes
122
Soul Coughing
Irresistable Bliss

3.64
42 votes
123
Regurgitator
Tu Plang

3.64
28 votes
124
Dub War
Wrong Side of Beautiful

3.64
14 votes
125
Blind Melon
Nico

3.64
152 votes
126
Far
Tin Cans with Strings to You

3.64
62 votes
127
Stone Temple Pilots
Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican...

3.63
1064 votes
128
Superdrag
Regretfully Yours

3.62
21 votes
129
Thought Industry
Outer Space Is Just a Martini Away

3.6
20 votes
130
Everything But The Girl
Walking Wounded

3.59
27 votes
131
Jimmy Eat World
Static Prevails

3.59
359 votes
132
Bloodhound Gang
One Fierce Beer Coaster

3.59
158 votes
133
Pavement
Pacific Trim

3.58
36 votes
134
Neutral Milk Hotel
On Avery Island

3.57
2775 votes
135
Dizzy Mizz Lizzy
Rotator

3.57
14 votes
136
Fun Lovin' Criminals
Come Find Yourself

3.57
30 votes
137
Ween
12 Golden Country Greats

3.57
115 votes
138
Matchbox Twenty
Yourself or Someone Like You

3.56
334 votes
139
No-Man
Wild Opera

3.56
54 votes
140
Cat Power
Myra Lee

3.55
78 votes
141
Chokebore
A Taste For Bitters

3.54
24 votes
142
Skunk Anansie
Stoosh

3.53
58 votes
143
Porno For Pyros
Good God's Urge

3.51
39 votes
144
Limblifter
Limblifter

3.5
18 votes
145
Sense Field
Building

3.5
17 votes
146
Throwing Muses
Limbo

3.5
16 votes
147
They Might Be Giants
Factory Showroom

3.48
60 votes
148
Kent
Verkligen

3.47
19 votes
149
The Lemonheads
Car Button Cloth

3.47
17 votes
150
Fountains of Wayne
Fountains Of Wayne

3.47
30 votes
151
311
Enlarged to Show Detail

3.45
20 votes
152
Stabbing Westward
Wither Blister Burn & Peel

3.45
95 votes
153
Frank Black
The Cult of Ray

3.42
25 votes
154
The Halo Benders
Don't Tell Me Now

3.42
18 votes
155
Nada Surf
High/Low

3.41
160 votes
156
Gin Blossoms
Congratulations... I'm Sorry

3.41
32 votes
157
The Verve Pipe
Villains

3.4
35 votes
158
AFI
Very Proud of Ya

3.39
392 votes
159
Arab Strap
The Week Never Starts Round Here

3.39
14 votes
160
Gravity Kills
Gravity Kills

3.38
26 votes
161
The Presidents of the USA
II

3.38
92 votes
162
Feeder
Swim

3.38
16 votes
163
Tonic
Lemon Parade

3.37
43 votes
164
The Cranberries
To the Faithful Departed

3.37
111 votes
165
Queens of the Stone Age
Gamma Ray

3.35
13 votes
166
Moist
Creature

3.34
29 votes
167
Shihad
Shihad

3.33
23 votes
168
Barenaked Ladies
Born on a Pirate Ship

3.24
54 votes
169
Staind
Tormented

3.24
183 votes
170
Andrew Bird
Music Of Hair

3.23
30 votes
171
Sponge
Wax Ecstatic

3.23
44 votes
172
Babylon Zoo
The Boy With The X-Ray Eyes

3.22
23 votes
173
Bush
Razorblade Suitcase

3.2
716 votes
174
Better Than Ezra
Friction, Baby

3.19
16 votes
175
Cocteau Twins
Milk & Kisses

3.18
63 votes
176
Gob
Too Late...No Friends

3.16
34 votes
177
Lush
Lovelife

3.15
55 votes
178
Newsboys
Take Me To Your Leader

3.11
32 votes



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