Best Alternative Rock Albums of 1996


01
bloodthirsty butchers
Kocorono

4.5
18 votes
02
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Psyence

4.5
16 votes
03
Tool
├ćnima

4.46
5358 votes
04
Swans
Soundtracks for the Blind

4.45
950 votes
05
Weezer
Pinkerton

4.4
6080 votes
06
Failure
Fantastic Planet

4.35
852 votes
07
Waltari
Yeah! Yeah! Die! Die! Death Metal Symphony in Deep

4.29
19 votes
08
In Flames
The Jester Race

4.26
2237 votes
09
Belle and Sebastian
If You're Feeling Sinister

4.22
1941 votes
10
Robert Pollard
Not In My Airforce

4.18
14 votes
11
Harry Pussy
What Was Music?

4.17
18 votes
12
Modest Mouse
This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About

4.16
3891 votes
13
The Divine Comedy
Casanova

4.15
27 votes
14
Beck
Odelay!

4.12
1148 votes
15
Brainiac
Hissing Prigs in Static Couture

4.11
49 votes
16
The Posies
Amazing disgrace

4.11
18 votes
17
Luna Sea
Style

4.11
23 votes
18
Swans
Die Tur ist zu

4.11
33 votes
19
Radiohead
Street Spirit (Fade Out)

4.1
83 votes
20
Fishmans
Long Season

4.1
94 votes
21
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Their Satanic Majesties' Second Request

4.09
121 votes
22
Rachel's
Music for Egon Schiele

4.08
61 votes
23
Texas Is the Reason
Do You Know Who You Are?

4.08
371 votes
24
The Olivia Tremor Control
Dusk at Cubist Castle

4.08
532 votes
25
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Take It From The Man!

4.08
108 votes
26
Guided by Voices
Under the Bushes Under the Stars

4.08
222 votes
27
Labradford
Labradford

4.08
40 votes
28
Noir Desir
666.667 Club

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

4.07
14 votes
30
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Murder Ballads

4.06
463 votes
31
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Thank God For Mental Illness

4.06
68 votes
32
Girls Against Boys
House of GVSB

4.06
34 votes
33
dEUS
In a Bar, Under the Sea

4.06
70 votes
34
The Afghan Whigs
Black Love

4.04
315 votes
35
Dirty Three
Horse Stories

4.04
103 votes
36
Rachel's
The Sea and the Bells

4.03
87 votes
37
The Refreshments
Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy

4.03
32 votes
38
Swirlies
They Spent Their Wild Youthful Days

4.03
40 votes
39
Belle and Sebastian
Tigermilk

4.02
861 votes
40
Polvo
Exploded Drawing

4.02
80 votes
41
Manic Street Preachers
Everything Must Go

4.01
287 votes
42
Tori Amos
Boys for Pele

4.01
180 votes
43
Stereolab
Emperor Tomato Ketchup

4
155 votes
44
Tortoise
Millions Now Living Will Never Die

4
352 votes
45
Cracker
The Golden Age

4
20 votes
46
The Czars
Moodswing

4
15 votes
47
Silver Jews
The Natural Bridge

3.99
39 votes
48
Ani DiFranco
Dilate

3.98
45 votes
49
Local H
As Good as Dead

3.97
348 votes
50
I Mother Earth
Scenery & Fish

3.97
108 votes
51
Screaming Trees
Dust

3.97
208 votes
52
Guided by Voices
Sunfish Holy Breakfast

3.96
28 votes
53
Sloan
One Chord to Another

3.96
54 votes
54
Mazzy Star
Among My Swan

3.93
84 votes
55
Tocotronic
Wir Kommen Um Uns Zu Beschweren

3.93
21 votes
56
Rollerskate Skinny
Horsedrawn Wishes

3.93
21 votes
57
Eels
Beautiful Freak

3.93
660 votes
58
Fishmans
Kuuchuu Camp

3.93
20 votes
59
Whiskeytown
Faithless Street

3.92
13 votes
60
The Boo Radleys
C'mon Kids

3.92
13 votes
61
Fiona Apple
Tidal

3.92
297 votes
62
Red House Painters
Songs for a Blue Guitar

3.91
316 votes
63
Braid
The Age of Octeen

3.91
95 votes
64
Wilco
Being There

3.9
324 votes
65
The Mountain Goats
Nothing for Juice

3.89
92 votes
66
The Promise Ring
30 Degrees Everywhere

3.88
91 votes
67
Velour 100
Fall Sounds

3.88
26 votes
68
Low
The Curtain Hits the Cast

3.88
219 votes
69
The Frames
Fitzcarraldo

3.88
17 votes
70
Cibo Matto
Viva! La Woman

3.88
40 votes
71
Bedhead
Beheaded

3.87
57 votes
72
Sleater-Kinney
Call the Doctor

3.87
91 votes
73
Dave Matthews Band
Crash

3.86
322 votes
74
Smog
The Doctor Came at Dawn

3.86
84 votes
75
Rocketship
A Certain Smile, a Certain Sadness

3.86
42 votes
76
Semisonic
Great Divide

3.86
76 votes
77
Modest Mouse
Interstate 8

3.85
552 votes
78
L'arc-en-Ciel
True

3.85
13 votes
79
Ks Choice
Paradise in Me

3.84
32 votes
80
The Wrens
Secaucus

3.84
86 votes
81
Archive
Londinium

3.84
56 votes
82
Die Toten Hosen
Opium fuers Volk

3.83
18 votes
83
Jeremy Enigk
Return of the Frog Queen

3.83
18 votes
84
Karate
Karate

3.82
22 votes
85
HIM
666 Ways to Love: Prologue

3.81
34 votes
86
Lovesliescrushing
Xuvetyn

3.81
26 votes
87
The American Analog Set
The Fun of Watching Fireworks

3.81
26 votes
88
Heatmiser
Mic City Sons

3.8
210 votes
89
June of 44
Tropics and Meridians

3.8
33 votes
90
Silkworm
Firewater

3.8
44 votes
91
Anathema
Eternity

3.79
422 votes
92
Cake
Fashion Nugget

3.79
423 votes
93
Talulah Gosh
Backwash

3.79
14 votes
94
Idaho
Three Sheets to the Wind

3.78
18 votes
95
Phish
Billy Breathes

3.78
98 votes
96
Ash
1977

3.77
73 votes
97
Cat Power
What Would the Community Think

3.75
128 votes
98
R.E.M.
New Adventures in Hi-Fi

3.75
640 votes
99
The Wallflowers
Bringing Down the Horse

3.74
139 votes
100
Counting Crows
Recovering The Satellites

3.73
148 votes
101
Suede
Coming Up

3.73
254 votes
102
Boys Life
Departures & Landfalls

3.73
40 votes
103
Soundgarden
Down on the Upside

3.71
2246 votes
104
Chavez
Ride The Fader

3.71
17 votes
105
All Natural Lemon and Lime Flavors
All Natural Lemon and Lime Flavors

3.7
20 votes
106
King's X
Ear Candy

3.7
58 votes
107
Eric's Trip
Purple Blue

3.69
26 votes
108
The Tragically Hip
Trouble At The Henhouse

3.69
32 votes
109
Tracy Bonham
The Burdens Of Being Upright

3.69
16 votes
110
Jawbox
Jawbox

3.68
44 votes
111
Super Furry Animals
Fuzzy Logic

3.68
42 votes
112
Kashmir
Cruzential

3.68
28 votes
113
Sneaker Pimps
Becoming X

3.67
103 votes
114
Pearl Jam
No Code

3.67
1596 votes
115
Jimmy Eat World
Static Prevails

3.66
444 votes
116
Soul Coughing
Irresistable Bliss

3.66
44 votes
117
Archers of Loaf
All the Nation's Airports

3.66
76 votes
118
Incubus
Enjoy Incubus

3.66
258 votes
119
The Smashing Pumpkins
Zero

3.66
306 votes
120
Blind Melon
Nico

3.66
160 votes
121
Bowery Electric
Beat

3.65
36 votes
122
Sebadoh
Harmacy

3.65
228 votes
123
Regurgitator
Tu Plang

3.65
34 votes
124
Far
Tin Cans with Strings to You

3.64
66 votes
125
Superdrag
Regretfully Yours

3.64
21 votes
126
Limblifter
Limblifter

3.64
21 votes
127
Everything But the Girl
Walking Wounded

3.64
29 votes
128
Stone Temple Pilots
Tiny Music... Songs From the Vatican Gift Shop

3.64
1132 votes
129
Earth
Pentastar: In The Style Of Demons

3.63
156 votes
130
Pavement
Pacific Trim

3.6
45 votes
131
The Auteurs
After Murder Park

3.6
20 votes
132
Broken Hearts Are Blue
The Truth About Love

3.6
15 votes
133
Thought Industry
Outer Space Is Just a Martini Away

3.6
21 votes
134
Fun Lovin' Criminals
Come Find Yourself

3.59
32 votes
135
Gastr del Sol
Upgrade & Afterlife

3.59
27 votes
136
No-Man
Wild Opera

3.59
29 votes
137
The Cardigans
First Band on the Moon

3.58
128 votes
138
Ween
12 Golden Country Greats

3.56
137 votes
139
Neutral Milk Hotel
On Avery Island

3.55
2970 votes
140
Bloodhound Gang
One Fierce Beer Coaster

3.55
168 votes
141
Matchbox Twenty
Yourself or Someone Like You

3.55
357 votes
142
Chokebore
A Taste For Bitters

3.54
24 votes
143
The Beautiful South
Blue Is The Colour

3.53
17 votes
144
Porno For Pyros
Good God's Urge

3.52
51 votes
145
Cat Power
Myra Lee

3.5
92 votes
146
Feeder
Swim

3.5
22 votes
147
Sense Field
Building

3.5
16 votes
148
Bikini Kill
Reject All American

3.49
41 votes
149
Kent
Verkligen

3.48
21 votes
150
Arab Strap
The Week Never Starts Round Here

3.47
57 votes
151
Republica
Republica

3.46
13 votes
152
Throwing Muses
Limbo

3.45
22 votes
153
311
Enlarged to Show Detail

3.45
21 votes
154
Stabbing Westward
Wither Blister Burn & Peel

3.45
94 votes
155
They Might Be Giants
Factory Showroom

3.45
62 votes
156
The Verve Pipe
Villains

3.45
78 votes
157
The Lemonheads
Car Button Cloth

3.44
34 votes
158
Fountains of Wayne
Fountains Of Wayne

3.43
35 votes
159
Gin Blossoms
Congratulations... I'm Sorry

3.42
33 votes
160
Frank Black
The Cult of Ray

3.42
26 votes
161
Gravity Kills
Gravity Kills

3.4
29 votes
162
Queens of the Stone Age
Gamma Ray

3.38
13 votes
163
Nada Surf
High/Low

3.38
178 votes
164
Adam Sandler
What The Hell Happened To Me!

3.38
41 votes
165
The Cranberries
To the Faithful Departed

3.38
119 votes
166
Shihad
Shihad

3.38
24 votes
167
Tonic
Lemon Parade

3.34
94 votes
168
AFI
Very Proud of Ya

3.33
415 votes
169
The Presidents of the United States of America
II

3.33
102 votes
170
Moist
Creature

3.32
60 votes
171
The Halo Benders
Don't Tell Me Now

3.31
24 votes
172
Les Claypool
Highball with the devil

3.28
30 votes
173
Staind
Tormented

3.25
191 votes
174
Sponge
Wax Ecstatic

3.24
50 votes
175
Disco Inferno
Technicolour

3.23
13 votes
176
Andrew Bird
Music Of Hair

3.23
31 votes
177
Barenaked Ladies
Born on a Pirate Ship

3.23
60 votes
178
Babylon Zoo
The Boy With The X-Ray Eyes

3.22
23 votes
179
Bush
Razorblade Suitcase

3.18
752 votes
180
Lush
Lovelife

3.1
67 votes
181
Newsboys
Take Me To Your Leader

3.09
33 votes
182
Better Than Ezra
Friction, Baby

3.08
38 votes
183
Unwritten Law
Oz Factor

3.03
15 votes



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