Best Alternative Rock Albums of 1996

Genre:  Year:  

01
Tool
Aenima

Rating: 4.45
4504 votes
02
Weezer
Pinkerton

Rating: 4.38
4512 votes
03
hide
Psyence

Rating: 4.38
12 votes
04
Guided by Voices
Sunfish Holy Breakfast

Rating: 4.36
14 votes
05
Waltari
Yeah! Yeah! Die! Die! Death Metal Symphony in Deep

Rating: 4.32
14 votes
06
The Divine Comedy
Casanova

Rating: 4.3
20 votes
07
Failure
Fantastic Planet

Rating: 4.25
454 votes
08
Swirlies
They Spent Their Wild Youthful Days

Rating: 4.25
12 votes
09
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Take It From The Man!

Rating: 4.24
122 votes
10
Belle and Sebastian
If You're Feeling Sinister

Rating: 4.2
916 votes
11
Sublime
Sublime

Rating: 4.19
1315 votes
12
Radiohead
Street Spirit (Fade Out)

Rating: 4.17
59 votes
13
Modest Mouse
This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To..

Rating: 4.13
2802 votes
14
Yann Tiersen
Rue des Cascades

Rating: 4.13
12 votes
15
Beck
Odelay!

Rating: 4.12
1866 votes
16
Labradford
Labradford

Rating: 4.12
26 votes
17
Rachel's
Music for Egon Schiele

Rating: 4.11
35 votes
18
Shihad
Killjoy

Rating: 4.11
18 votes
19
dEUS
In a Bar, Under the Sea

Rating: 4.11
61 votes
20
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Murder Ballads

Rating: 4.1
310 votes
21
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Thank God For Mental Illness

Rating: 4.1
92 votes
22
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Their Satanic Majesties' Second Request

Rating: 4.1
144 votes
23
Guided by Voices
Under the Bushes Under the Stars

Rating: 4.1
146 votes
24
Brainiac
Hissing Prigs in Static Couture

Rating: 4.09
28 votes
25
Elevator To Hell
Parts 1-3

Rating: 4.08
12 votes
26
The Olivia Tremor Control
Dusk at Cubist Castle

Rating: 4.08
426 votes
27
The Wrens
Secaucus

Rating: 4.07
54 votes
28
The Living End
It's for Your Own Good

Rating: 4.07
14 votes
29
Dirty Three
Horse Stories

Rating: 4.07
80 votes
30
Smog
The Doctor Came at Dawn

Rating: 4.07
46 votes
31
Texas Is the Reason
Do You Know Who You Are?

Rating: 4.06
285 votes
32
Luna Sea
Style

Rating: 4.06
17 votes
33
Whiskeytown
Faithless Street

Rating: 4.05
11 votes
34
The Mountain Goats
Nothing for Juice

Rating: 4.04
54 votes
35
Ani DiFranco
Dilate

Rating: 4.03
34 votes
36
Noir Désir
666.667 Club

Rating: 4.03
20 votes
37
Low
The Curtain Hits the Cast

Rating: 4.02
132 votes
38
Manic Street Preachers
Everything Must Go

Rating: 4.02
225 votes
39
Rachel's
The Sea and the Bells

Rating: 4.02
68 votes
40
The Afghan Whigs
Black Love

Rating: 4.02
130 votes
41
Polvo
Exploded Drawing

Rating: 4.01
41 votes
42
Silver Jews
The Natural Bridge

Rating: 4
25 votes
43
The Refreshments
Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy

Rating: 4
14 votes
44
The Olivia Tremor Control
The Giant Day

Rating: 4
12 votes
45
Ks Choice
Paradise in Me

Rating: 4
12 votes
46
Rollerskate Skinny
Horsedrawn Wishes

Rating: 4
12 votes
47
Tortoise
Millions Now Living Will Never Die

Rating: 4
257 votes
48
Screaming Trees
Dust

Rating: 3.99
314 votes
49
Tori Amos
Boys for Pele

Rating: 3.99
139 votes
50
Sloan
One Chord to Another

Rating: 3.98
40 votes
51
Fishmans
Long Season

Rating: 3.96
26 votes
52
Belle and Sebastian
Tigermilk

Rating: 3.96
388 votes
53
Local H
As Good as Dead

Rating: 3.96
166 votes
54
Archive
Londinium

Rating: 3.94
35 votes
55
Braid
The Age of Octeen

Rating: 3.93
81 votes
56
Red House Painters
Songs for a Blue Guitar

Rating: 3.93
261 votes
57
The Frames
Fitzcarraldo

Rating: 3.92
13 votes
58
I Mother Earth
Scenery & Fish

Rating: 3.92
45 votes
59
Eels
Beautiful Freak

Rating: 3.92
549 votes
60
Marilyn Manson
Antichrist Superstar

Rating: 3.92
1043 votes
61
Stereolab
Emperor Tomato Ketchup

Rating: 3.91
210 votes
62
The Promise Ring
30 Degrees Everywhere

Rating: 3.91
77 votes
63
Steve Earle
I Feel Alright

Rating: 3.91
11 votes
64
Bells on Trike
Bells on Trike 10

Rating: 3.91
11 votes
65
Mazzy Star
Among My Swan

Rating: 3.9
46 votes
66
Cibo Matto
Viva! La Woman

Rating: 3.9
24 votes
67
Fiona Apple
Tidal

Rating: 3.89
438 votes
68
Dave Matthews Band
Crash

Rating: 3.89
289 votes
69
Wilco
Being There

Rating: 3.88
490 votes
70
Cat Power
What Would the Community Think

Rating: 3.88
88 votes
71
Karate
Karate

Rating: 3.86
11 votes
72
Silkworm
Firewater

Rating: 3.85
26 votes
73
Modest Mouse
Interstate 8

Rating: 3.84
375 votes
74
Fun Lovin Criminals
Come Find Yourself

Rating: 3.83
21 votes
75
Semisonic
Great Divide

Rating: 3.83
23 votes
76
Sleater-Kinney
Call The Doctor

Rating: 3.8
37 votes
77
Phish
Billy Breathes

Rating: 3.79
85 votes
78
Heatmiser
Mic City Sons

Rating: 3.79
130 votes
79
Anathema
Eternity

Rating: 3.79
331 votes
80
Cake
Fashion Nugget

Rating: 3.79
376 votes
81
The Tragically Hip
Trouble At The Henhouse

Rating: 3.79
26 votes
82
HIM
666 Ways to Love: Prologue

Rating: 3.79
28 votes
83
Rocketship
A Certain Smile, a Certain Sadness

Rating: 3.79
14 votes
84
All Natural Lemon and Lime Flavors
All Natural Lemon and Lime Flavors

Rating: 3.79
14 votes
85
R.E.M.
New Adventures In Hi - Fi

Rating: 3.78
462 votes
86
Boys Life
Departures & Landfalls

Rating: 3.76
17 votes
87
Kashmir
Cruzential

Rating: 3.75
24 votes
88
The Halo Benders
Don't Tell Me Now

Rating: 3.75
12 votes
89
Gastr del Sol
Upgrade & Afterlife

Rating: 3.74
19 votes
90
Sebadoh
Harmacy

Rating: 3.73
162 votes
91
The Wallflowers
Bringing Down The Horse

Rating: 3.72
117 votes
92
Counting Crows
Recovering The Satellites

Rating: 3.71
128 votes
93
Pearl Jam
No Code

Rating: 3.71
1250 votes
94
Ash
1977

Rating: 3.71
52 votes
95
Suede
Coming Up

Rating: 3.7
178 votes
96
Regurgitator
Tu Plang

Rating: 3.69
26 votes
97
Soundgarden
Down on the Upside

Rating: 3.68
1766 votes
98
Soul Coughing
Irresistable Bliss

Rating: 3.68
31 votes
99
Far
Tin Cans with Strings to You

Rating: 3.68
60 votes
100
Blind Melon
Nico

Rating: 3.67
64 votes
101
June of 44
Tropics and Meridians

Rating: 3.66
19 votes
102
Super Furry Animals
Fuzzy Logic

Rating: 3.66
32 votes
103
Cat Power
Myra Lee

Rating: 3.64
70 votes
104
Incubus
Enjoy Incubus

Rating: 3.63
217 votes
105
Bowery Electric
Beat

Rating: 3.63
40 votes
106
Fields of the Nephilim
Zoon

Rating: 3.63
16 votes
107
Stone Temple Pilots
Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican...

Rating: 3.62
922 votes
108
The Smashing Pumpkins
Zero

Rating: 3.62
273 votes
109
Thought Industry
Outer Space Is Just A Martini Away

Rating: 3.61
18 votes
110
Archers of Loaf
All the Nation's Airports

Rating: 3.61
38 votes
111
Frank Black
The Cult of Ray

Rating: 3.61
19 votes
112
Jawbox
Jawbox

Rating: 3.6
58 votes
113
Ween
12 Golden Country Greats

Rating: 3.6
89 votes
114
Everything But The Girl
Walking Wounded

Rating: 3.59
23 votes
115
Neutral Milk Hotel
On Avery Island

Rating: 3.58
2319 votes
116
Superdrag
Regretfully Yours

Rating: 3.58
19 votes
117
Bikini Kill
Reject All American

Rating: 3.58
19 votes
118
Bloodhound Gang
One Fierce Beer Coaster

Rating: 3.58
146 votes
119
Matchbox Twenty
Yourself or Someone Like You

Rating: 3.55
292 votes
120
No-Man
Wild Opera

Rating: 3.55
44 votes
121
Chokebore
A Taste For Bitters

Rating: 3.55
22 votes
122
The Lemonheads
Car Button Cloth

Rating: 3.55
11 votes
123
Jimmy Eat World
Static Prevails

Rating: 3.53
291 votes
124
Gin Blossoms
Congratulations... I'm Sorry

Rating: 3.52
29 votes
125
Porno For Pyros
Good God's Urge

Rating: 3.5
26 votes
126
Pavement
Pacific Trim

Rating: 3.5
24 votes
127
They Might Be Giants
Factory Showroom

Rating: 3.48
40 votes
128
Kent
Verkligen

Rating: 3.47
15 votes
129
Arab Strap
The Week Never Starts Round Here

Rating: 3.45
11 votes
130
Shihad
Shihad

Rating: 3.45
20 votes
131
311
Enlarged to Show Detail

Rating: 3.45
20 votes
132
The Verve Pipe
Villains

Rating: 3.42
32 votes
133
Sense Field
Building

Rating: 3.42
12 votes
134
The Cranberries
To the Faithful Departed

Rating: 3.41
101 votes
135
Babylon Zoo
The Boy With The X-Ray Eyes

Rating: 3.41
17 votes
136
Stabbing Westward
Wither Blister Burn & Peel

Rating: 3.41
79 votes
137
Tonic
Lemon Parade

Rating: 3.4
35 votes
138
Bad Religion
The Gray Race

Rating: 3.4
285 votes
139
The Presidents of the USA
II

Rating: 3.4
86 votes
140
Nada Surf
High/Low

Rating: 3.38
130 votes
141
AFI
Very Proud Of Ya

Rating: 3.37
353 votes
142
Better Than Ezra
Friction, Baby

Rating: 3.31
13 votes
143
Moist
Creature

Rating: 3.29
24 votes
144
Les Claypool
Highball with the devil

Rating: 3.28
25 votes
145
Sponge
Wax Ecstatic

Rating: 3.25
40 votes
146
Lush
Lovelife

Rating: 3.25
38 votes
147
Gravity Kills
Gravity Kills

Rating: 3.24
17 votes
148
Barenaked Ladies
Born on a Pirate Ship

Rating: 3.23
49 votes
149
Cocteau Twins
Milk & Kisses

Rating: 3.23
48 votes
150
Bush
Razorblade Suitcase

Rating: 3.23
634 votes
151
Andrew Bird
Music Of Hair

Rating: 3.2
56 votes
152
Newsboys
Take Me To Your Leader

Rating: 3.13
28 votes
153
Gob
Too Late...No Friends

Rating: 3.11
27 votes
154
Mike Patton
Adult Themes for Voice

Rating: 3.01
46 votes



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