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
Tool
Aenima

4.46
4727 votes
04
Weezer
Pinkerton

4.4
5060 votes
05
hide
Psyence

4.39
14 votes
06
Failure
Fantastic Planet

4.28
534 votes
07
The Divine Comedy
Casanova

4.27
22 votes
08
Belle and Sebastian
If You're Feeling Sinister

4.21
1026 votes
09
Fishmans
Long Season

4.18
19 votes
10
Guided by Voices
Sunfish Holy Breakfast

4.18
22 votes
11
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Take It From The Man!

4.16
146 votes
12
Radiohead
Street Spirit (Fade Out)

4.14
65 votes
13
Modest Mouse
This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About

4.14
3111 votes
14
Beck
Odelay!

4.12
1992 votes
15
Unwound
Repetition

4.12
197 votes
16
Labradford
Labradford

4.12
30 votes
17
Guided by Voices
Under the Bushes Under the Stars

4.11
182 votes
18
The Olivia Tremor Control
Dusk at Cubist Castle

4.11
454 votes
19
Shihad
Killjoy

4.11
19 votes
20
dEUS
In a Bar, Under the Sea

4.1
62 votes
21
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Murder Ballads

4.1
670 votes
22
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Their Satanic Majesties' Second Request

4.08
160 votes
23
Dirty Three
Horse Stories

4.08
90 votes
24
Rachel's
Music for Egon Schiele

4.07
41 votes
25
Polvo
Exploded Drawing

4.07
56 votes
26
Elevator To Hell
Parts 1-3

4.07
21 votes
27
The Living End
It's for Your Own Good

4.07
14 votes
28
The Boo Radleys
C'mon Kids

4.07
14 votes
29
The Wrens
Secaucus

4.07
58 votes
30
The Mountain Goats
Nothing for Juice

4.07
60 votes
31
The Refreshments
Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy

4.07
30 votes
32
Texas Is the Reason
Do You Know Who You Are?

4.07
310 votes
33
Swirlies
They Spent Their Wild Youthful Days

4.06
16 votes
34
Luna Sea
Style

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

4.06
72 votes
36
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Thank God For Mental Illness

4.05
104 votes
37
Noir Désir
666.667 Club

4.05
22 votes
38
Ani DiFranco
Dilate

4.03
34 votes
39
Manic Street Preachers
Everything Must Go

4.03
241 votes
40
The Afghan Whigs
Black Love

4.03
142 votes
41
Tori Amos
Boys for Pele

4.02
146 votes
42
Silver Jews
The Natural Bridge

4.02
27 votes
43
Brainiac
Hissing Prigs in Static Couture

4.01
35 votes
44
Tortoise
Millions Now Living Will Never Die

4.01
278 votes
45
Local H
As Good as Dead

4.01
188 votes
46
Low
The Curtain Hits the Cast

4
165 votes
47
Belle and Sebastian
Tigermilk

4
434 votes
48
Screaming Trees
Dust

3.99
340 votes
49
Sloan
One Chord to Another

3.98
40 votes
50
Stereolab
Emperor Tomato Ketchup

3.97
112 votes
51
Lovesliescrushing
Xuvetyn

3.97
15 votes
52
Ks Choice
Paradise in Me

3.96
13 votes
53
The Squirrel Nut Zippers
Hot

3.96
37 votes
54
Smog
The Doctor Came at Dawn

3.95
58 votes
55
I Mother Earth
Scenery & Fish

3.95
48 votes
56
Braid
The Age of Octeen

3.94
85 votes
57
Karate
Karate

3.93
15 votes
58
Eels
Beautiful Freak

3.93
380 votes
59
Red House Painters
Songs for a Blue Guitar

3.92
312 votes
60
Girls Against Boys
House of GVSB

3.92
13 votes
61
Cibo Matto
Viva! La Woman

3.92
31 votes
62
The Promise Ring
30 Degrees Everywhere

3.91
82 votes
63
Semisonic
Great Divide

3.91
27 votes
64
Fiona Apple
Tidal

3.9
466 votes
65
The Frames
Fitzcarraldo

3.89
14 votes
66
Archive
Londinium

3.89
41 votes
67
Wilco
Being There

3.89
522 votes
68
Dave Matthews Band
Crash

3.88
297 votes
69
Eric's Trip
Purple Blue

3.88
16 votes
70
Mazzy Star
Among My Swan

3.86
54 votes
71
Phish
Billy Breathes

3.85
88 votes
72
Silkworm
Firewater

3.85
26 votes
73
Modest Mouse
Interstate 8

3.84
411 votes
74
Heatmiser
Mic City Sons

3.84
144 votes
75
Cat Power
What Would the Community Think

3.83
104 votes
76
Sleater-Kinney
Call the Doctor

3.81
63 votes
77
Rollerskate Skinny
Horsedrawn Wishes

3.8
15 votes
78
Cake
Fashion Nugget

3.79
394 votes
79
HIM
666 Ways to Love: Prologue

3.79
28 votes
80
Anathema
Eternity

3.78
352 votes
81
R.E.M.
New Adventures in Hi-Fi

3.77
492 votes
82
The Wallflowers
Bringing Down The Horse

3.77
126 votes
83
The Tragically Hip
Trouble At The Henhouse

3.74
27 votes
84
Ash
1977

3.73
60 votes
85
Kashmir
Cruzential

3.73
26 votes
86
Counting Crows
Recovering The Satellites

3.72
141 votes
87
Fields of the Nephilim
Zoon

3.72
18 votes
88
June of 44
Tropics and Meridians

3.72
23 votes
89
Sebadoh
Harmacy

3.71
171 votes
90
Gastr del Sol
Upgrade & Afterlife

3.7
20 votes
91
The Halo Benders
Don't Tell Me Now

3.7
15 votes
92
King's X
Ear Candy

3.7
48 votes
93
Archers of Loaf
All the Nation's Airports

3.7
23 votes
94
Regurgitator
Tu Plang

3.69
26 votes
95
Soundgarden
Down on the Upside

3.69
1896 votes
96
Suede
Coming Up

3.69
194 votes
97
Jawbox
Jawbox

3.69
64 votes
98
Pearl Jam
No Code

3.68
1330 votes
99
Soul Coughing
Irresistable Bliss

3.68
34 votes
100
Blind Melon
Nico

3.68
142 votes
101
Boys Life
Departures & Landfalls

3.67
23 votes
102
Rocketship
A Certain Smile, a Certain Sadness

3.67
18 votes
103
Far
Tin Cans with Strings to You

3.65
58 votes
104
Fun Lovin Criminals
Come Find Yourself

3.65
24 votes
105
Incubus
Enjoy Incubus

3.64
235 votes
106
The Smashing Pumpkins
Zero

3.63
282 votes
107
Super Furry Animals
Fuzzy Logic

3.63
34 votes
108
Stone Temple Pilots
Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican...

3.62
960 votes
109
Superdrag
Regretfully Yours

3.62
21 votes
110
Cat Power
Myra Lee

3.6
78 votes
111
Bowery Electric
Beat

3.6
26 votes
112
Jimmy Eat World
Static Prevails

3.59
324 votes
113
Bikini Kill
Reject All American

3.59
28 votes
114
Everything But The Girl
Walking Wounded

3.59
23 votes
115
Neutral Milk Hotel
On Avery Island

3.58
2550 votes
116
Thought Industry
Outer Space Is Just A Martini Away

3.58
19 votes
117
The Lemonheads
Car Button Cloth

3.58
13 votes
118
Bloodhound Gang
One Fierce Beer Coaster

3.57
144 votes
119
Ween
12 Golden Country Greats

3.57
98 votes
120
Matchbox Twenty
Yourself or Someone Like You

3.56
309 votes
121
Chokebore
A Taste For Bitters

3.55
22 votes
122
No-Man
Wild Opera

3.52
48 votes
123
Porno For Pyros
Good God's Urge

3.52
29 votes
124
Pavement
Pacific Trim

3.5
36 votes
125
They Might Be Giants
Factory Showroom

3.48
52 votes
126
Frank Black
The Cult of Ray

3.48
22 votes
127
Skunk Anansie
Stoosh

3.47
46 votes
128
Gin Blossoms
Congratulations... I'm Sorry

3.47
29 votes
129
Arab Strap
The Week Never Starts Round Here

3.46
13 votes
130
311
Enlarged to Show Detail

3.45
20 votes
131
Kent
Verkligen

3.44
18 votes
132
Shihad
Shihad

3.43
22 votes
133
Feeder
Swim

3.43
14 votes
134
Stabbing Westward
Wither Blister Burn & Peel

3.42
86 votes
135
Nada Surf
High/Low

3.42
138 votes
136
The Cranberries
To the Faithful Departed

3.42
107 votes
137
Moist
Creature

3.41
27 votes
138
The Verve Pipe
Villains

3.4
35 votes
139
The Presidents of the USA
II

3.4
88 votes
140
AFI
Very Proud of Ya

3.39
374 votes
141
Babylon Zoo
The Boy With The X-Ray Eyes

3.39
18 votes
142
Tonic
Lemon Parade

3.37
38 votes
143
Sense Field
Building

3.36
14 votes
144
Gravity Kills
Gravity Kills

3.3
23 votes
145
Les Claypool
Highball with the devil

3.28
25 votes
146
Lush
Lovelife

3.25
40 votes
147
Better Than Ezra
Friction, Baby

3.25
14 votes
148
Barenaked Ladies
Born on a Pirate Ship

3.24
53 votes
149
Bush
Razorblade Suitcase

3.22
690 votes
150
Sponge
Wax Ecstatic

3.21
38 votes
151
Gob
Too Late...No Friends

3.18
31 votes
152
Newsboys
Take Me To Your Leader

3.16
28 votes
153
Mike Patton
Adult Themes for Voice

3.03
46 votes



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