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
922 votes
04
Tool
├ćnima

4.46
5311 votes
05
Weezer
Pinkerton

4.4
6012 votes
06
Failure
Fantastic Planet

4.34
804 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

4.26
2211 votes
10
Harry Pussy
What Was Music?

4.24
17 votes
11
Belle and Sebastian
If You're Feeling Sinister

4.22
1896 votes
12
Swans
Die Tur ist zu

4.22
30 votes
13
Radiohead
Street Spirit (Fade Out)

4.16
81 votes
14
Robert Pollard
Not In My Airforce

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

4.15
3813 votes
16
Unwound
Repetition

4.14
290 votes
17
Yann Tiersen
Rue des Cascades

4.13
15 votes
18
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Take It From The Man!

4.12
102 votes
19
Beck
Odelay!

4.12
1129 votes
20
Rachel's
Music for Egon Schiele

4.12
58 votes
21
Luna Sea
Style

4.11
22 votes
22
Brainiac
Hissing Prigs in Static Couture

4.1
48 votes
23
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Their Satanic Majesties' Second Request

4.1
117 votes
24
Swirlies
They Spent Their Wild Youthful Days

4.1
40 votes
25
Fishmans
Long Season

4.1
84 votes
26
The Olivia Tremor Control
Dusk at Cubist Castle

4.08
526 votes
27
Girls Against Boys
House of GVSB

4.08
36 votes
28
Guided by Voices
Under the Bushes Under the Stars

4.08
220 votes
29
Noir Desir
666.667 Club

4.08
26 votes
30
Texas Is the Reason
Do You Know Who You Are?

4.08
367 votes
31
Labradford
Labradford

4.08
40 votes
32
The Living End
It's for Your Own Good

4.07
14 votes
33
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Thank God For Mental Illness

4.07
65 votes
34
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Murder Ballads

4.06
451 votes
35
dEUS
In a Bar, Under the Sea

4.06
70 votes
36
Dirty Three
Horse Stories

4.05
101 votes
37
Rachel's
The Sea and the Bells

4.04
85 votes
38
The Afghan Whigs
Black Love

4.04
294 votes
39
The Refreshments
Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy

4.03
32 votes
40
Manic Street Preachers
Everything Must Go

4.02
285 votes
41
Polvo
Exploded Drawing

4.02
78 votes
42
Sloan
One Chord to Another

4.02
52 votes
43
Belle and Sebastian
Tigermilk

4.01
840 votes
44
Tori Amos
Boys for Pele

4.01
175 votes
45
Stereolab
Emperor Tomato Ketchup

4
150 votes
46
Cracker
The Golden Age

4
20 votes
47
The Posies
Amazing disgrace

4
16 votes
48
The Czars
Moodswing

4
15 votes
49
Tortoise
Millions Now Living Will Never Die

3.99
350 votes
50
I Mother Earth
Scenery & Fish

3.98
104 votes
51
Local H
As Good as Dead

3.98
351 votes
52
Ani DiFranco
Dilate

3.98
45 votes
53
Screaming Trees
Dust

3.97
204 votes
54
Guided by Voices
Sunfish Holy Breakfast

3.96
28 votes
55
Silver Jews
The Natural Bridge

3.96
37 votes
56
Eels
Beautiful Freak

3.94
642 votes
57
Tocotronic
Wir Kommen Um Uns Zu Beschweren

3.93
21 votes
58
Rollerskate Skinny
Horsedrawn Wishes

3.93
21 votes
59
Long Fin Killie
Valentino

3.93
14 votes
60
Whiskeytown
Faithless Street

3.92
13 votes
61
Fishmans
Kuuchuu Camp

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

3.92
300 votes
63
Fiona Apple
Tidal

3.92
288 votes
64
Bedhead
Beheaded

3.91
51 votes
65
Mazzy Star
Among My Swan

3.91
80 votes
66
Wilco
Being There

3.91
319 votes
67
Braid
The Age of Octeen

3.9
94 votes
68
The Promise Ring
30 Degrees Everywhere

3.9
88 votes
69
Semisonic
Great Divide

3.89
66 votes
70
The Mountain Goats
Nothing for Juice

3.89
84 votes
71
Velour 100
Fall Sounds

3.88
26 votes
72
Jeremy Enigk
Return of the Frog Queen

3.88
17 votes
73
The Frames
Fitzcarraldo

3.88
16 votes
74
Low
The Curtain Hits the Cast

3.87
201 votes
75
The Wrens
Secaucus

3.87
84 votes
76
Dave Matthews Band
Crash

3.87
322 votes
77
Smog
The Doctor Came at Dawn

3.86
80 votes
78
Sleater-Kinney
Call the Doctor

3.86
89 votes
79
Cibo Matto
Viva! La Woman

3.86
39 votes
80
Modest Mouse
Interstate 8

3.86
531 votes
81
Rocketship
A Certain Smile, a Certain Sadness

3.85
40 votes
82
L'arc-en-Ciel
True

3.85
13 votes
83
Ks Choice
Paradise in Me

3.84
32 votes
84
Archive
Londinium

3.84
56 votes
85
Die Toten Hosen
Opium fuers Volk

3.83
18 votes
86
HIM
666 Ways to Love: Prologue

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

3.81
26 votes
88
June of 44
Tropics and Meridians

3.8
32 votes
89
Cake
Fashion Nugget

3.79
419 votes
90
Silkworm
Firewater

3.79
38 votes
91
Lovesliescrushing
Xuvetyn

3.79
26 votes
92
Karate
Karate

3.79
21 votes
93
Talulah Gosh
Backwash

3.79
14 votes
94
Heatmiser
Mic City Sons

3.79
200 votes
95
Anathema
Eternity

3.78
418 votes
96
Idaho
Three Sheets to the Wind

3.78
18 votes
97
Phish
Billy Breathes

3.78
98 votes
98
Cat Power
What Would the Community Think

3.77
126 votes
99
Ash
1977

3.77
71 votes
100
R.E.M.
New Adventures in Hi-Fi

3.75
632 votes
101
The Wallflowers
Bringing Down the Horse

3.75
137 votes
102
Counting Crows
Recovering The Satellites

3.73
147 votes
103
Suede
Coming Up

3.73
252 votes
104
Boys Life
Departures & Landfalls

3.73
40 votes
105
Soundgarden
Down on the Upside

3.7
2156 votes
106
All Natural Lemon and Lime Flavors
All Natural Lemon and Lime Flavors

3.7
20 votes
107
King's X
Ear Candy

3.7
58 votes
108
Eric's Trip
Purple Blue

3.69
26 votes
109
The Tragically Hip
Trouble At The Henhouse

3.69
32 votes
110
Tracy Bonham
The Burdens Of Being Upright

3.69
16 votes
111
Kashmir
Cruzential

3.68
28 votes
112
Super Furry Animals
Fuzzy Logic

3.67
41 votes
113
Bowery Electric
Beat

3.67
36 votes
114
Pearl Jam
No Code

3.67
1564 votes
115
Jimmy Eat World
Static Prevails

3.67
433 votes
116
Jawbox
Jawbox

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

3.66
74 votes
118
Incubus
Enjoy Incubus

3.66
251 votes
119
Soul Coughing
Irresistable Bliss

3.66
44 votes
120
The Smashing Pumpkins
Zero

3.66
306 votes
121
Sebadoh
Harmacy

3.66
222 votes
122
Far
Tin Cans with Strings to You

3.65
66 votes
123
Blind Melon
Nico

3.65
160 votes
124
Regurgitator
Tu Plang

3.65
34 votes
125
Superdrag
Regretfully Yours

3.64
21 votes
126
Limblifter
Limblifter

3.64
21 votes
127
Stone Temple Pilots
Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican...

3.63
1128 votes
128
Earth
Pentastar: In The Style Of Demons

3.63
155 votes
129
Chavez
Ride The Fader

3.63
16 votes
130
Broken Hearts Are Blue
The Truth About Love

3.61
14 votes
131
Thought Industry
Outer Space Is Just a Martini Away

3.6
20 votes
132
The Auteurs
After Murder Park

3.6
20 votes
133
Gastr del Sol
Upgrade & Afterlife

3.59
27 votes
134
No-Man
Wild Opera

3.59
29 votes
135
Ween
12 Golden Country Greats

3.57
133 votes
136
The Cardigans
First Band on the Moon

3.57
126 votes
137
Pavement
Pacific Trim

3.57
42 votes
138
Fun Lovin' Criminals
Come Find Yourself

3.57
30 votes
139
Neutral Milk Hotel
On Avery Island

3.56
2922 votes
140
Bloodhound Gang
One Fierce Beer Coaster

3.55
165 votes
141
Matchbox Twenty
Yourself or Someone Like You

3.55
350 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
50 votes
145
Bikini Kill
Reject All American

3.51
40 votes
146
Feeder
Swim

3.5
22 votes
147
Kent
Verkligen

3.5
21 votes
148
Sense Field
Building

3.5
16 votes
149
Cat Power
Myra Lee

3.49
90 votes
150
Fountains of Wayne
Fountains Of Wayne

3.46
35 votes
151
Throwing Muses
Limbo

3.45
22 votes
152
Stabbing Westward
Wither Blister Burn & Peel

3.45
94 votes
153
311
Enlarged to Show Detail

3.45
20 votes
154
The Lemonheads
Car Button Cloth

3.44
17 votes
155
The Verve Pipe
Villains

3.43
76 votes
156
They Might Be Giants
Factory Showroom

3.43
60 votes
157
Gin Blossoms
Congratulations... I'm Sorry

3.42
33 votes
158
Frank Black
The Cult of Ray

3.42
26 votes
159
Republica
Republica

3.42
13 votes
160
Gravity Kills
Gravity Kills

3.4
29 votes
161
The Cranberries
To the Faithful Departed

3.39
117 votes
162
Arab Strap
The Week Never Starts Round Here

3.39
54 votes
163
Queens of the Stone Age
Gamma Ray

3.38
13 votes
164
Nada Surf
High/Low

3.38
176 votes
165
Adam Sandler
What The Hell Happened To Me!

3.38
41 votes
166
Shihad
Shihad

3.38
24 votes
167
AFI
Very Proud of Ya

3.35
413 votes
168
Tonic
Lemon Parade

3.34
94 votes
169
The Presidents of the United States of America
II

3.33
100 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
Sponge
Wax Ecstatic

3.27
48 votes
174
Staind
Tormented

3.25
189 votes
175
Barenaked Ladies
Born on a Pirate Ship

3.23
58 votes
176
Andrew Bird
Music Of Hair

3.23
31 votes
177
Cocteau Twins
Milk & Kisses

3.22
75 votes
178
Babylon Zoo
The Boy With The X-Ray Eyes

3.22
23 votes
179
Bush
Razorblade Suitcase

3.18
750 votes
180
Lush
Lovelife

3.12
66 votes
181
Newsboys
Take Me To Your Leader

3.09
33 votes
182
Better Than Ezra
Friction, Baby

3.08
19 votes
183
Unwritten Law
Oz Factor

3.03
15 votes



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