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

4.47
17 votes
03
Swans
Soundtracks for the Blind

4.46
719 votes
04
Tool
Aenima

4.46
4767 votes
05
Weezer
Pinkerton

4.4
5092 votes
06
hide
Psyence

4.39
14 votes
07
Swans
Die Tur ist zu

4.31
21 votes
08
The Divine Comedy
Casanova

4.3
23 votes
09
Failure
Fantastic Planet

4.3
574 votes
10
Belle and Sebastian
If You're Feeling Sinister

4.22
1046 votes
11
Swirlies
They Spent Their Wild Youthful Days

4.21
14 votes
12
Fishmans
Long Season

4.2
23 votes
13
Guided by Voices
Sunfish Holy Breakfast

4.18
22 votes
14
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Take It From The Man!

4.15
148 votes
15
Modest Mouse
This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About

4.14
3153 votes
16
Radiohead
Street Spirit (Fade Out)

4.13
63 votes
17
The Boo Radleys
C'mon Kids

4.13
16 votes
18
Beck
Odelay!

4.12
2012 votes
19
Guided by Voices
Under the Bushes Under the Stars

4.11
186 votes
20
Shihad
Killjoy

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

4.1
62 votes
22
The Olivia Tremor Control
Dusk at Cubist Castle

4.1
462 votes
23
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Murder Ballads

4.1
680 votes
24
Labradford
Labradford

4.1
31 votes
25
Dirty Three
Horse Stories

4.08
90 votes
26
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Their Satanic Majesties' Second Request

4.08
162 votes
27
Rachel's
Music for Egon Schiele

4.07
42 votes
28
Elevator To Hell
Parts 1-3

4.07
21 votes
29
The Living End
It's for Your Own Good

4.07
14 votes
30
Polvo
Exploded Drawing

4.07
57 votes
31
Texas Is the Reason
Do You Know Who You Are?

4.07
314 votes
32
The Refreshments
Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy

4.07
30 votes
33
The Mountain Goats
Nothing for Juice

4.06
62 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
The Afghan Whigs
Black Love

4.05
144 votes
38
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Thank God For Mental Illness

4.03
102 votes
39
Manic Street Preachers
Everything Must Go

4.03
245 votes
40
Ani DiFranco
Dilate

4.03
35 votes
41
Silver Jews
The Natural Bridge

4.02
28 votes
42
Local H
As Good as Dead

4.02
196 votes
43
Brainiac
Hissing Prigs in Static Couture

4.01
35 votes
44
Tori Amos
Boys for Pele

4.01
150 votes
45
Tortoise
Millions Now Living Will Never Die

4.01
283 votes
46
Noir Désir
666.667 Club

4
23 votes
47
Belle and Sebastian
Tigermilk

4
452 votes
48
Screaming Trees
Dust

3.99
344 votes
49
Sloan
One Chord to Another

3.98
40 votes
50
Low
The Curtain Hits the Cast

3.97
171 votes
51
The Squirrel Nut Zippers
Hot

3.97
38 votes
52
Karate
Karate

3.97
17 votes
53
Stereolab
Emperor Tomato Ketchup

3.97
113 votes
54
Ks Choice
Paradise in Me

3.96
13 votes
55
Smog
The Doctor Came at Dawn

3.95
58 votes
56
Red House Painters
Songs for a Blue Guitar

3.94
327 votes
57
Lovesliescrushing
Xuvetyn

3.94
17 votes
58
Braid
The Age of Octeen

3.94
85 votes
59
Eels
Beautiful Freak

3.93
382 votes
60
I Mother Earth
Scenery & Fish

3.93
49 votes
61
Girls Against Boys
House of GVSB

3.92
13 votes
62
The Promise Ring
30 Degrees Everywhere

3.92
81 votes
63
Cibo Matto
Viva! La Woman

3.92
31 votes
64
Semisonic
Great Divide

3.91
28 votes
65
Fiona Apple
Tidal

3.9
466 votes
66
The Frames
Fitzcarraldo

3.89
14 votes
67
Wilco
Being There

3.89
524 votes
68
Mazzy Star
Among My Swan

3.89
108 votes
69
Archive
Londinium

3.89
41 votes
70
Phish
Billy Breathes

3.85
89 votes
71
Silkworm
Firewater

3.85
26 votes
72
Modest Mouse
Interstate 8

3.84
411 votes
73
Heatmiser
Mic City Sons

3.84
148 votes
74
Cat Power
What Would the Community Think

3.83
106 votes
75
Eric's Trip
Purple Blue

3.81
16 votes
76
Vision of Disorder
Vision of Disorder

3.81
42 votes
77
Rollerskate Skinny
Horsedrawn Wishes

3.8
15 votes
78
Sleater-Kinney
Call the Doctor

3.79
68 votes
79
HIM
666 Ways to Love: Prologue

3.79
28 votes
80
Cake
Fashion Nugget

3.78
397 votes
81
Anathema
Eternity

3.78
355 votes
82
R.E.M.
New Adventures in Hi-Fi

3.78
504 votes
83
The Wallflowers
Bringing Down The Horse

3.77
126 votes
84
Ash
1977

3.76
62 votes
85
Archers of Loaf
All the Nation's Airports

3.75
48 votes
86
The Tragically Hip
Trouble At The Henhouse

3.74
27 votes
87
Die Toten Hosen
Opium fuers Volk

3.73
15 votes
88
Kashmir
Cruzential

3.73
26 votes
89
June of 44
Tropics and Meridians

3.73
24 votes
90
King's X
Ear Candy

3.72
47 votes
91
Counting Crows
Recovering The Satellites

3.72
142 votes
92
Sebadoh
Harmacy

3.71
171 votes
93
Suede
Coming Up

3.7
196 votes
94
Gastr del Sol
Upgrade & Afterlife

3.7
20 votes
95
The Halo Benders
Don't Tell Me Now

3.7
15 votes
96
Soundgarden
Down on the Upside

3.69
1908 votes
97
Regurgitator
Tu Plang

3.69
26 votes
98
Jawbox
Jawbox

3.69
32 votes
99
Pearl Jam
No Code

3.68
1338 votes
100
Soul Coughing
Irresistable Bliss

3.68
34 votes
101
Fields of the Nephilim
Zoon

3.68
20 votes
102
Boys Life
Departures & Landfalls

3.67
23 votes
103
Blind Melon
Nico

3.67
140 votes
104
Rocketship
A Certain Smile, a Certain Sadness

3.67
18 votes
105
Incubus
Enjoy Incubus

3.65
236 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
Everything But The Girl
Walking Wounded

3.65
24 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
978 votes
112
Superdrag
Regretfully Yours

3.62
21 votes
113
Cat Power
Myra Lee

3.6
78 votes
114
Bikini Kill
Reject All American

3.59
28 votes
115
Neutral Milk Hotel
On Avery Island

3.58
2598 votes
116
Jimmy Eat World
Static Prevails

3.58
327 votes
117
Thought Industry
Outer Space Is Just A Martini Away

3.58
19 votes
118
The Lemonheads
Car Button Cloth

3.58
13 votes
119
Bowery Electric
Beat

3.57
28 votes
120
Ween
12 Golden Country Greats

3.56
98 votes
121
Bloodhound Gang
One Fierce Beer Coaster

3.56
147 votes
122
Matchbox Twenty
Yourself or Someone Like You

3.55
313 votes
123
Chokebore
A Taste For Bitters

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

3.52
29 votes
125
They Might Be Giants
Factory Showroom

3.5
54 votes
126
Skunk Anansie
Stoosh

3.5
49 votes
127
Pavement
Pacific Trim

3.5
36 votes
128
Frank Black
The Cult of Ray

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

3.45
29 votes
132
Kent
Verkligen

3.44
18 votes
133
No-Man
Wild Opera

3.44
48 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
Nada Surf
High/Low

3.42
142 votes
138
The Presidents of the USA
II

3.42
90 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
Sense Field
Building

3.36
14 votes
145
Gravity Kills
Gravity Kills

3.33
24 votes
146
Les Claypool
Highball with the devil

3.28
25 votes
147
Babylon Zoo
The Boy With The X-Ray Eyes

3.26
19 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
694 votes
151
Sponge
Wax Ecstatic

3.21
38 votes
152
Lush
Lovelife

3.19
44 votes
153
Gob
Too Late...No Friends

3.18
31 votes
154
Newsboys
Take Me To Your Leader

3.1
29 votes
155
Mike Patton
Adult Themes for Voice

3.02
45 votes



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