Best Alternative Rock Albums of 1996


01
bloodthirsty butchers
Kocorono

4.5
20 votes
02
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Psyence

4.47
15 votes
03
Swans
Soundtracks for the Blind

4.46
912 votes
04
Tool
├ćnima

4.46
5278 votes
05
Weezer
Pinkerton

4.41
5968 votes
06
BUCK-TICK
Cosmos

4.38
13 votes
07
Failure
Fantastic Planet

4.33
782 votes
08
Waltari
Yeah! Yeah! Die! Die! Death Metal Symphony in Deep

4.29
19 votes
09
The Divine Comedy
Casanova

4.27
26 votes
10
In Flames
The Jester Race

4.26
2201 votes
11
Harry Pussy
What Was Music?

4.24
17 votes
12
Swans
Die Tur ist zu

4.23
28 votes
13
Belle and Sebastian
If You're Feeling Sinister

4.22
1881 votes
14
Radiohead
Street Spirit (Fade Out)

4.17
78 votes
15
Yann Tiersen
Rue des Cascades

4.17
15 votes
16
Luna Sea
Style

4.16
22 votes
17
Modest Mouse
This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About

4.15
3726 votes
18
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Take It From The Man!

4.13
98 votes
19
Beck
Odelay!

4.12
1127 votes
20
Rachel's
Music for Egon Schiele

4.11
57 votes
21
Fishmans
Long Season

4.11
81 votes
22
Brainiac
Hissing Prigs in Static Couture

4.11
47 votes
23
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Their Satanic Majesties' Second Request

4.1
111 votes
24
Guided by Voices
Under the Bushes Under the Stars

4.09
216 votes
25
Girls Against Boys
House of GVSB

4.08
36 votes
26
The Olivia Tremor Control
Dusk at Cubist Castle

4.08
520 votes
27
dEUS
In a Bar, Under the Sea

4.08
68 votes
28
Swirlies
They Spent Their Wild Youthful Days

4.08
40 votes
29
Texas Is the Reason
Do You Know Who You Are?

4.07
365 votes
30
Labradford
Labradford

4.07
41 votes
31
The Living End
It's for Your Own Good

4.07
14 votes
32
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Murder Ballads

4.06
446 votes
33
Noir Desir
666.667 Club

4.06
25 votes
34
The Afghan Whigs
Black Love

4.06
288 votes
35
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Thank God For Mental Illness

4.06
63 votes
36
Dirty Three
Horse Stories

4.06
100 votes
37
Rachel's
The Sea and the Bells

4.04
85 votes
38
The Refreshments
Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy

4.03
32 votes
39
Manic Street Preachers
Everything Must Go

4.02
278 votes
40
Polvo
Exploded Drawing

4.02
78 votes
41
Sloan
One Chord to Another

4.02
52 votes
42
Belle and Sebastian
Tigermilk

4.01
822 votes
43
Tori Amos
Boys for Pele

4.01
172 votes
44
Stereolab
Emperor Tomato Ketchup

4
150 votes
45
Cracker
The Golden Age

4
20 votes
46
The Czars
Moodswing

4
15 votes
47
Tortoise
Millions Now Living Will Never Die

4
348 votes
48
Ani DiFranco
Dilate

3.99
44 votes
49
I Mother Earth
Scenery & Fish

3.98
104 votes
50
Local H
As Good as Dead

3.98
348 votes
51
Screaming Trees
Dust

3.97
202 votes
52
Guided by Voices
Sunfish Holy Breakfast

3.96
28 votes
53
Silver Jews
The Natural Bridge

3.96
37 votes
54
Eels
Beautiful Freak

3.95
633 votes
55
Bedhead
Beheaded

3.94
48 votes
56
Rollerskate Skinny
Horsedrawn Wishes

3.93
21 votes
57
Tocotronic
Wir Kommen Um Uns Zu Beschweren

3.93
21 votes
58
Red House Painters
Songs for a Blue Guitar

3.92
294 votes
59
Fishmans
Kuuchuu Camp

3.92
18 votes
60
Fiona Apple
Tidal

3.92
285 votes
61
The Mountain Goats
Nothing for Juice

3.91
82 votes
62
Wilco
Being There

3.91
314 votes
63
Braid
The Age of Octeen

3.9
94 votes
64
Cibo Matto
Viva! La Woman

3.9
36 votes
65
Mazzy Star
Among My Swan

3.9
78 votes
66
The Promise Ring
30 Degrees Everywhere

3.9
87 votes
67
Semisonic
Great Divide

3.89
62 votes
68
Low
The Curtain Hits the Cast

3.88
195 votes
69
Velour 100
Fall Sounds

3.88
26 votes
70
Jeremy Enigk
Return of the Frog Queen

3.88
17 votes
71
The American Analog Set
The Fun of Watching Fireworks

3.88
24 votes
72
The Frames
Fitzcarraldo

3.88
16 votes
73
The Wrens
Secaucus

3.87
84 votes
74
Dave Matthews Band
Crash

3.87
322 votes
75
Archive
Londinium

3.86
54 votes
76
Long Fin Killie
Valentino

3.86
14 votes
77
Modest Mouse
Interstate 8

3.86
531 votes
78
Sleater-Kinney
Call the Doctor

3.85
87 votes
79
Rocketship
A Certain Smile, a Certain Sadness

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

3.85
13 votes
81
Ks Choice
Paradise in Me

3.84
16 votes
82
Smog
The Doctor Came at Dawn

3.84
82 votes
83
Die Toten Hosen
Opium fuers Volk

3.83
18 votes
84
HIM
666 Ways to Love: Prologue

3.81
34 votes
85
Phish
Billy Breathes

3.81
96 votes
86
Silkworm
Firewater

3.81
36 votes
87
Heatmiser
Mic City Sons

3.8
194 votes
88
Cat Power
What Would the Community Think

3.8
122 votes
89
Lovesliescrushing
Xuvetyn

3.79
26 votes
90
Anathema
Eternity

3.79
413 votes
91
Cake
Fashion Nugget

3.79
418 votes
92
Karate
Karate

3.79
21 votes
93
Talulah Gosh
Backwash

3.79
14 votes
94
Idaho
Three Sheets to the Wind

3.78
18 votes
95
Ash
1977

3.78
67 votes
96
R.E.M.
New Adventures in Hi-Fi

3.76
624 votes
97
June of 44
Tropics and Meridians

3.76
31 votes
98
The Wallflowers
Bringing Down the Horse

3.75
137 votes
99
Boys Life
Departures & Landfalls

3.74
38 votes
100
Counting Crows
Recovering The Satellites

3.73
147 votes
101
Suede
Coming Up

3.73
246 votes
102
The Auteurs
After Murder Park

3.72
18 votes
103
Soundgarden
Down on the Upside

3.7
2142 votes
104
All Natural Lemon and Lime Flavors
All Natural Lemon and Lime Flavors

3.7
20 votes
105
King's X
Ear Candy

3.7
58 votes
106
Eric's Trip
Purple Blue

3.69
26 votes
107
The Tragically Hip
Trouble At The Henhouse

3.69
32 votes
108
Tracy Bonham
The Burdens Of Being Upright

3.69
16 votes
109
Archers of Loaf
All the Nation's Airports

3.68
72 votes
110
Jawbox
Jawbox

3.68
42 votes
111
Kashmir
Cruzential

3.68
28 votes
112
Pearl Jam
No Code

3.67
1532 votes
113
Super Furry Animals
Fuzzy Logic

3.67
41 votes
114
Sebadoh
Harmacy

3.67
213 votes
115
Bowery Electric
Beat

3.67
33 votes
116
Jimmy Eat World
Static Prevails

3.66
430 votes
117
Incubus
Enjoy Incubus

3.66
250 votes
118
The Smashing Pumpkins
Zero

3.66
306 votes
119
Far
Tin Cans with Strings to You

3.65
65 votes
120
Regurgitator
Tu Plang

3.65
34 votes
121
Blind Melon
Nico

3.65
158 votes
122
Soul Coughing
Irresistable Bliss

3.64
42 votes
123
Superdrag
Regretfully Yours

3.64
21 votes
124
Limblifter
Limblifter

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

3.63
1122 votes
126
Earth
Pentastar: In The Style Of Demons

3.63
155 votes
127
Chavez
Ride The Fader

3.63
16 votes
128
The Beautiful South
Blue Is The Colour

3.63
16 votes
129
Pavement
Pacific Trim

3.62
39 votes
130
Bikini Kill
Reject All American

3.61
37 votes
131
Broken Hearts Are Blue
The Truth About Love

3.61
14 votes
132
Thought Industry
Outer Space Is Just a Martini Away

3.6
20 votes
133
Gastr del Sol
Upgrade & Afterlife

3.59
27 votes
134
No-Man
Wild Opera

3.59
29 votes
135
Republica
Republica

3.58
24 votes
136
Bloodhound Gang
One Fierce Beer Coaster

3.58
163 votes
137
Ween
12 Golden Country Greats

3.58
132 votes
138
The Cardigans
First Band on the Moon

3.57
126 votes
139
Fun Lovin' Criminals
Come Find Yourself

3.57
30 votes
140
Neutral Milk Hotel
On Avery Island

3.56
2904 votes
141
Matchbox Twenty
Yourself or Someone Like You

3.55
350 votes
142
Chokebore
A Taste For Bitters

3.54
24 votes
143
Porno For Pyros
Good God's Urge

3.54
49 votes
144
Feeder
Swim

3.5
22 votes
145
Throwing Muses
Limbo

3.5
20 votes
146
Sense Field
Building

3.5
16 votes
147
Cat Power
Myra Lee

3.49
90 votes
148
Fountains of Wayne
Fountains Of Wayne

3.47
33 votes
149
They Might Be Giants
Factory Showroom

3.47
58 votes
150
Stabbing Westward
Wither Blister Burn & Peel

3.45
94 votes
151
311
Enlarged to Show Detail

3.45
20 votes
152
Kent
Verkligen

3.45
20 votes
153
The Lemonheads
Car Button Cloth

3.44
17 votes
154
The Verve Pipe
Villains

3.43
76 votes
155
The Halo Benders
Don't Tell Me Now

3.43
21 votes
156
Frank Black
The Cult of Ray

3.42
26 votes
157
Gin Blossoms
Congratulations... I'm Sorry

3.41
32 votes
158
The Cranberries
To the Faithful Departed

3.39
114 votes
159
Queens of the Stone Age
Gamma Ray

3.38
13 votes
160
Nada Surf
High/Low

3.38
176 votes
161
Adam Sandler
What The Hell Happened To Me!

3.38
41 votes
162
Shihad
Shihad

3.38
24 votes
163
The Presidents of the United States of America
II

3.36
96 votes
164
Gravity Kills
Gravity Kills

3.36
28 votes
165
Tonic
Lemon Parade

3.36
45 votes
166
AFI
Very Proud of Ya

3.35
411 votes
167
Arab Strap
The Week Never Starts Round Here

3.33
54 votes
168
Moist
Creature

3.32
60 votes
169
Les Claypool
Highball with the devil

3.28
27 votes
170
Sponge
Wax Ecstatic

3.27
48 votes
171
Staind
Tormented

3.25
189 votes
172
Barenaked Ladies
Born on a Pirate Ship

3.25
57 votes
173
Andrew Bird
Music Of Hair

3.23
30 votes
174
Cocteau Twins
Milk & Kisses

3.22
74 votes
175
Babylon Zoo
The Boy With The X-Ray Eyes

3.22
23 votes
176
Bush
Razorblade Suitcase

3.19
740 votes
177
Lush
Lovelife

3.12
66 votes
178
Newsboys
Take Me To Your Leader

3.09
33 votes
179
Better Than Ezra
Friction, Baby

3.08
18 votes
180
Unwritten Law
Oz Factor

3.03
15 votes



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