Best Alternative Rock Albums of 1996


01
bloodthirsty butchers
Kocorono

4.63
16 votes
02
Swans
Soundtracks for the Blind

4.46
866 votes
03
Tool
├ćnima

4.45
5170 votes
04
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Psyence

4.43
14 votes
05
Weezer
Pinkerton

4.41
5798 votes
06
Failure
Fantastic Planet

4.31
742 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
2117 votes
10
Swans
Die Tur ist zu

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

4.23
1788 votes
12
Fishmans
Long Season

4.22
61 votes
13
Sublime
Sublime

4.18
1471 votes
14
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Take It From The Man!

4.17
89 votes
15
Radiohead
Street Spirit (Fade Out)

4.15
75 votes
16
Modest Mouse
This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About

4.14
3603 votes
17
Unwound
Repetition

4.13
258 votes
18
Swirlies
They Spent Their Wild Youthful Days

4.13
32 votes
19
Beck
Odelay!

4.12
1105 votes
20
Yann Tiersen
Rue des Cascades

4.11
14 votes
21
Girls Against Boys
House of GVSB

4.09
17 votes
22
The Olivia Tremor Control
Dusk at Cubist Castle

4.09
494 votes
23
Rachel's
Music for Egon Schiele

4.09
52 votes
24
dEUS
In a Bar, Under the Sea

4.08
68 votes
25
Brainiac
Hissing Prigs in Static Couture

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

4.08
102 votes
27
Texas Is the Reason
Do You Know Who You Are?

4.08
351 votes
28
Luna Sea
Style

4.08
20 votes
29
Guided by Voices
Under the Bushes Under the Stars

4.07
206 votes
30
Bedhead
Beheaded

4.07
42 votes
31
Elevator To Hell
Parts 1-3

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

4.07
14 votes
33
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Murder Ballads

4.07
413 votes
34
Idaho
Three Sheets to the Wind

4.06
16 votes
35
Dirty Three
Horse Stories

4.06
98 votes
36
Labradford
Labradford

4.06
41 votes
37
Noir Desir
666.667 Club

4.06
25 votes
38
The Afghan Whigs
Black Love

4.05
261 votes
39
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Thank God For Mental Illness

4.04
57 votes
40
Guided by Voices
Sunfish Holy Breakfast

4.04
24 votes
41
Manic Street Preachers
Everything Must Go

4.03
267 votes
42
The Refreshments
Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy

4.03
32 votes
43
Rachel's
The Sea and the Bells

4.03
81 votes
44
Polvo
Exploded Drawing

4.03
76 votes
45
Belle and Sebastian
Tigermilk

4.01
786 votes
46
Tortoise
Millions Now Living Will Never Die

4.01
335 votes
47
Tori Amos
Boys for Pele

4
166 votes
48
Sloan
One Chord to Another

4
42 votes
49
Velour 100
Fall Sounds

4
22 votes
50
Cracker
The Golden Age

4
20 votes
51
Tocotronic
Wir Kommen Um Uns Zu Beschweren

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

3.99
222 votes
53
Ani DiFranco
Dilate

3.99
43 votes
54
I Mother Earth
Scenery & Fish

3.98
52 votes
55
Stereolab
Emperor Tomato Ketchup

3.98
135 votes
56
Local H
As Good as Dead

3.97
321 votes
57
Screaming Trees
Dust

3.96
390 votes
58
Silver Jews
The Natural Bridge

3.96
72 votes
59
Eels
Beautiful Freak

3.94
615 votes
60
The Mountain Goats
Nothing for Juice

3.94
78 votes
61
Red House Painters
Songs for a Blue Guitar

3.94
396 votes
62
Rollerskate Skinny
Horsedrawn Wishes

3.93
21 votes
63
The Promise Ring
30 Degrees Everywhere

3.91
85 votes
64
Low
The Curtain Hits the Cast

3.9
189 votes
65
Braid
The Age of Octeen

3.9
93 votes
66
Fiona Apple
Tidal

3.9
552 votes
67
Cibo Matto
Viva! La Woman

3.9
35 votes
68
Ks Choice
Paradise in Me

3.9
15 votes
69
Wilco
Being There

3.9
614 votes
70
Mazzy Star
Among My Swan

3.9
74 votes
71
Dave Matthews Band
Crash

3.89
315 votes
72
The Wrens
Secaucus

3.88
80 votes
73
The American Analog Set
The Fun of Watching Fireworks

3.88
24 votes
74
The Frames
Fitzcarraldo

3.88
16 votes
75
Archive
Londinium

3.87
49 votes
76
Lovesliescrushing
Xuvetyn

3.86
22 votes
77
Semisonic
Great Divide

3.86
29 votes
78
Modest Mouse
Interstate 8

3.85
522 votes
79
Fishmans
Kuuchuu Camp

3.85
13 votes
80
L'arc-en-Ciel
True

3.85
13 votes
81
Phish
Billy Breathes

3.84
95 votes
82
Cat Power
What Would the Community Think

3.83
114 votes
83
Smog
The Doctor Came at Dawn

3.83
78 votes
84
Die Toten Hosen
Opium fuers Volk

3.83
18 votes
85
Sleater-Kinney
Call the Doctor

3.83
87 votes
86
Rocketship
A Certain Smile, a Certain Sadness

3.83
40 votes
87
Karate
Karate

3.83
20 votes
88
HIM
666 Ways to Love: Prologue

3.81
34 votes
89
Silkworm
Firewater

3.81
36 votes
90
Cake
Fashion Nugget

3.79
411 votes
91
Heatmiser
Mic City Sons

3.78
188 votes
92
Anathema
Eternity

3.78
401 votes
93
Jeremy Enigk
Return of the Frog Queen

3.76
17 votes
94
R.E.M.
New Adventures in Hi-Fi

3.76
598 votes
95
Ash
1977

3.75
64 votes
96
June of 44
Tropics and Meridians

3.75
30 votes
97
All Natural Lemon and Lime Flavors
All Natural Lemon and Lime Flavors

3.75
24 votes
98
Eric's Trip
Purple Blue

3.75
20 votes
99
Talulah Gosh
Backwash

3.75
14 votes
100
Suede
Coming Up

3.75
228 votes
101
The Wallflowers
Bringing Down the Horse

3.74
134 votes
102
Boys Life
Departures & Landfalls

3.74
36 votes
103
Counting Crows
Recovering The Satellites

3.73
147 votes
104
Kashmir
Cruzential

3.73
26 votes
105
The Auteurs
After Murder Park

3.72
18 votes
106
King's X
Ear Candy

3.72
53 votes
107
Fields of the Nephilim
Zoon

3.7
22 votes
108
Archers of Loaf
All the Nation's Airports

3.7
64 votes
109
Soundgarden
Down on the Upside

3.7
2082 votes
110
Pavement
Pacific Trim

3.69
39 votes
111
Regurgitator
Tu Plang

3.69
32 votes
112
The Tragically Hip
Trouble At The Henhouse

3.69
32 votes
113
Pearl Jam
No Code

3.68
1478 votes
114
Super Furry Animals
Fuzzy Logic

3.67
38 votes
115
Sebadoh
Harmacy

3.67
136 votes
116
Bowery Electric
Beat

3.67
33 votes
117
Chavez
Ride The Fader

3.67
15 votes
118
Incubus
Enjoy Incubus

3.66
246 votes
119
Dub War
Wrong Side of Beautiful

3.66
16 votes
120
Smashing Pumpkins
Zero

3.65
303 votes
121
Far
Tin Cans with Strings to You

3.65
64 votes
122
Blind Melon
Nico

3.65
156 votes
123
Soul Coughing
Irresistable Bliss

3.64
42 votes
124
Jawbox
Jawbox

3.64
39 votes
125
Stone Temple Pilots
Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican...

3.64
1080 votes
126
Everything But The Girl
Walking Wounded

3.63
26 votes
127
Earth
Pentastar: In The Style Of Demons

3.63
152 votes
128
Republica
Republica

3.63
24 votes
129
Bikini Kill
Reject All American

3.62
33 votes
130
Superdrag
Regretfully Yours

3.62
21 votes
131
Thought Industry
Outer Space Is Just a Martini Away

3.6
20 votes
132
Gastr del Sol
Upgrade & Afterlife

3.6
26 votes
133
Jimmy Eat World
Static Prevails

3.59
376 votes
134
Bloodhound Gang
One Fierce Beer Coaster

3.58
162 votes
135
The Cardigans
First Band on the Moon

3.57
122 votes
136
Cat Power
Myra Lee

3.57
84 votes
137
Dizzy Mizz Lizzy
Rotator

3.57
14 votes
138
Ween
12 Golden Country Greats

3.57
122 votes
139
Neutral Milk Hotel
On Avery Island

3.57
2808 votes
140
Fun Lovin' Criminals
Come Find Yourself

3.57
30 votes
141
No-Man
Wild Opera

3.56
26 votes
142
Matchbox Twenty
Yourself or Someone Like You

3.56
340 votes
143
Chokebore
A Taste For Bitters

3.54
24 votes
144
Skunk Anansie
Stoosh

3.53
58 votes
145
Limblifter
Limblifter

3.5
18 votes
146
Throwing Muses
Limbo

3.5
18 votes
147
Sense Field
Building

3.5
17 votes
148
The Lemonheads
Car Button Cloth

3.5
16 votes
149
Porno For Pyros
Good God's Urge

3.49
42 votes
150
They Might Be Giants
Factory Showroom

3.48
60 votes
151
Kent
Verkligen

3.47
19 votes
152
311
Enlarged to Show Detail

3.45
20 votes
153
Fountains of Wayne
Fountains Of Wayne

3.44
31 votes
154
The Halo Benders
Don't Tell Me Now

3.43
21 votes
155
Stabbing Westward
Wither Blister Burn & Peel

3.43
96 votes
156
Gin Blossoms
Congratulations... I'm Sorry

3.41
32 votes
157
The Verve Pipe
Villains

3.4
35 votes
158
Frank Black
The Cult of Ray

3.4
25 votes
159
Nada Surf
High/Low

3.4
166 votes
160
AFI
Very Proud of Ya

3.39
398 votes
161
The Cranberries
To the Faithful Departed

3.38
113 votes
162
The Presidents of the United States of America
II

3.37
94 votes
163
Gravity Kills
Gravity Kills

3.37
27 votes
164
Shihad
Shihad

3.35
23 votes
165
Tonic
Lemon Parade

3.33
45 votes
166
Feeder
Swim

3.33
18 votes
167
Moist
Creature

3.31
31 votes
168
Arab Strap
The Week Never Starts Round Here

3.29
17 votes
169
Sponge
Wax Ecstatic

3.28
46 votes
170
Les Claypool
Highball with the devil

3.27
26 votes
171
Staind
Tormented

3.23
184 votes
172
Andrew Bird
Music Of Hair

3.23
30 votes
173
Barenaked Ladies
Born on a Pirate Ship

3.23
55 votes
174
Babylon Zoo
The Boy With The X-Ray Eyes

3.22
23 votes
175
Bush
Razorblade Suitcase

3.2
724 votes
176
Gob
Too Late...No Friends

3.15
34 votes
177
Better Than Ezra
Friction, Baby

3.12
17 votes
178
Newsboys
Take Me To Your Leader

3.11
32 votes
179
Lush
Lovelife

3.1
62 votes



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