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
Tool
├ćnima

4.46
5257 votes
04
Swans
Soundtracks for the Blind

4.45
897 votes
05
Weezer
Pinkerton

4.41
5942 votes
06
Harry Pussy
What Was Music?

4.38
13 votes
07
Failure
Fantastic Planet

4.32
774 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
2189 votes
11
Swans
Die Tur ist zu

4.23
28 votes
12
Belle and Sebastian
If You're Feeling Sinister

4.23
1869 votes
13
Radiohead
Street Spirit (Fade Out)

4.2
78 votes
14
Yann Tiersen
Rue des Cascades

4.17
15 votes
15
Modest Mouse
This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About

4.14
3681 votes
16
Beck
Odelay!

4.12
1127 votes
17
Fishmans
Long Season

4.12
74 votes
18
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Take It From The Man!

4.12
96 votes
19
Luna Sea
Style

4.12
21 votes
20
Brainiac
Hissing Prigs in Static Couture

4.11
47 votes
21
Rachel's
Music for Egon Schiele

4.1
55 votes
22
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Their Satanic Majesties' Second Request

4.09
109 votes
23
The Olivia Tremor Control
Dusk at Cubist Castle

4.09
508 votes
24
Girls Against Boys
House of GVSB

4.08
36 votes
25
dEUS
In a Bar, Under the Sea

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

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

4.08
360 votes
28
Labradford
Labradford

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

4.07
14 votes
30
Dirty Three
Horse Stories

4.07
100 votes
31
Noir Desir
666.667 Club

4.06
25 votes
32
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Murder Ballads

4.06
442 votes
33
The Afghan Whigs
Black Love

4.05
188 votes
34
Swirlies
They Spent Their Wild Youthful Days

4.05
40 votes
35
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Thank God For Mental Illness

4.05
61 votes
36
Polvo
Exploded Drawing

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

4.04
84 votes
38
The Refreshments
Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy

4.03
32 votes
39
Manic Street Preachers
Everything Must Go

4.02
271 votes
40
Belle and Sebastian
Tigermilk

4.01
819 votes
41
Stereolab
Emperor Tomato Ketchup

4
146 votes
42
Tori Amos
Boys for Pele

4
169 votes
43
Sloan
One Chord to Another

4
48 votes
44
Cracker
The Golden Age

4
20 votes
45
Tocotronic
Wir Kommen Um Uns Zu Beschweren

4
18 votes
46
Tortoise
Millions Now Living Will Never Die

3.99
345 votes
47
Ani DiFranco
Dilate

3.99
44 votes
48
I Mother Earth
Scenery & Fish

3.98
52 votes
49
Local H
As Good as Dead

3.97
336 votes
50
Screaming Trees
Dust

3.97
200 votes
51
Guided by Voices
Sunfish Holy Breakfast

3.96
28 votes
52
Silver Jews
The Natural Bridge

3.96
36 votes
53
Eels
Beautiful Freak

3.94
630 votes
54
Bedhead
Beheaded

3.94
48 votes
55
Fishmans
Kuuchuu Camp

3.93
15 votes
56
Rollerskate Skinny
Horsedrawn Wishes

3.93
21 votes
57
Red House Painters
Songs for a Blue Guitar

3.92
288 votes
58
The Mountain Goats
Nothing for Juice

3.91
82 votes
59
Fiona Apple
Tidal

3.91
282 votes
60
Braid
The Age of Octeen

3.9
94 votes
61
Wilco
Being There

3.9
313 votes
62
The Promise Ring
30 Degrees Everywhere

3.9
86 votes
63
Cibo Matto
Viva! La Woman

3.9
35 votes
64
Mazzy Star
Among My Swan

3.9
77 votes
65
Low
The Curtain Hits the Cast

3.88
195 votes
66
Velour 100
Fall Sounds

3.88
26 votes
67
Jeremy Enigk
Return of the Frog Queen

3.88
17 votes
68
Dave Matthews Band
Crash

3.88
319 votes
69
Rocketship
A Certain Smile, a Certain Sadness

3.88
40 votes
70
The American Analog Set
The Fun of Watching Fireworks

3.88
24 votes
71
The Frames
Fitzcarraldo

3.88
16 votes
72
The Wrens
Secaucus

3.87
84 votes
73
Semisonic
Great Divide

3.86
58 votes
74
Modest Mouse
Interstate 8

3.86
531 votes
75
Smog
The Doctor Came at Dawn

3.85
82 votes
76
L'arc-en-Ciel
True

3.85
13 votes
77
Ks Choice
Paradise in Me

3.84
16 votes
78
Sleater-Kinney
Call the Doctor

3.84
88 votes
79
Die Toten Hosen
Opium fuers Volk

3.83
18 votes
80
Archive
Londinium

3.83
53 votes
81
HIM
666 Ways to Love: Prologue

3.81
34 votes
82
Lovesliescrushing
Xuvetyn

3.81
26 votes
83
Phish
Billy Breathes

3.81
96 votes
84
Silkworm
Firewater

3.81
36 votes
85
Cat Power
What Would the Community Think

3.81
118 votes
86
Talulah Gosh
Backwash

3.8
15 votes
87
Heatmiser
Mic City Sons

3.79
188 votes
88
Karate
Karate

3.79
21 votes
89
Cake
Fashion Nugget

3.78
417 votes
90
Idaho
Three Sheets to the Wind

3.78
18 votes
91
Ash
1977

3.78
67 votes
92
R.E.M.
New Adventures in Hi-Fi

3.76
624 votes
93
June of 44
Tropics and Meridians

3.76
31 votes
94
All Natural Lemon and Lime Flavors
All Natural Lemon and Lime Flavors

3.75
16 votes
95
The Wallflowers
Bringing Down the Horse

3.75
136 votes
96
Suede
Coming Up

3.74
240 votes
97
Boys Life
Departures & Landfalls

3.74
38 votes
98
Counting Crows
Recovering The Satellites

3.73
147 votes
99
Eric's Trip
Purple Blue

3.73
22 votes
100
The Auteurs
After Murder Park

3.72
18 votes
101
Fields of the Nephilim
Zoon

3.7
22 votes
102
Soundgarden
Down on the Upside

3.7
2138 votes
103
King's X
Ear Candy

3.7
58 votes
104
The Tragically Hip
Trouble At The Henhouse

3.69
32 votes
105
Regurgitator
Tu Plang

3.69
32 votes
106
Tracy Bonham
The Burdens Of Being Upright

3.69
16 votes
107
Archers of Loaf
All the Nation's Airports

3.68
72 votes
108
Kashmir
Cruzential

3.68
28 votes
109
Pearl Jam
No Code

3.68
1520 votes
110
Jawbox
Jawbox

3.67
41 votes
111
Sebadoh
Harmacy

3.67
213 votes
112
Bowery Electric
Beat

3.67
33 votes
113
Super Furry Animals
Fuzzy Logic

3.66
40 votes
114
Incubus
Enjoy Incubus

3.66
249 votes
115
Smashing Pumpkins
Zero

3.66
303 votes
116
Jimmy Eat World
Static Prevails

3.66
421 votes
117
Far
Tin Cans with Strings to You

3.65
65 votes
118
Blind Melon
Nico

3.65
158 votes
119
Soul Coughing
Irresistable Bliss

3.64
42 votes
120
Limblifter
Limblifter

3.64
21 votes
121
Superdrag
Regretfully Yours

3.64
21 votes
122
Stone Temple Pilots
Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican...

3.63
1112 votes
123
The Beautiful South
Blue Is The Colour

3.63
16 votes
124
Chavez
Ride The Fader

3.63
16 votes
125
Earth
Pentastar: In The Style Of Demons

3.62
154 votes
126
Pavement
Pacific Trim

3.62
39 votes
127
Bikini Kill
Reject All American

3.61
35 votes
128
Everything But the Girl
Walking Wounded

3.61
28 votes
129
Broken Hearts Are Blue
The Truth About Love

3.61
14 votes
130
Thought Industry
Outer Space Is Just a Martini Away

3.6
20 votes
131
Gastr del Sol
Upgrade & Afterlife

3.59
27 votes
132
No-Man
Wild Opera

3.59
28 votes
133
Republica
Republica

3.58
24 votes
134
Bloodhound Gang
One Fierce Beer Coaster

3.58
162 votes
135
Ween
12 Golden Country Greats

3.57
132 votes
136
The Cardigans
First Band on the Moon

3.57
126 votes
137
Fun Lovin' Criminals
Come Find Yourself

3.57
30 votes
138
Neutral Milk Hotel
On Avery Island

3.56
2883 votes
139
Matchbox Twenty
Yourself or Someone Like You

3.55
347 votes
140
Chokebore
A Taste For Bitters

3.54
24 votes
141
Cat Power
Myra Lee

3.52
86 votes
142
Porno For Pyros
Good God's Urge

3.52
46 votes
143
Feeder
Swim

3.5
22 votes
144
Throwing Muses
Limbo

3.5
20 votes
145
The Lemonheads
Car Button Cloth

3.5
16 votes
146
Fountains of Wayne
Fountains Of Wayne

3.48
33 votes
147
They Might Be Giants
Factory Showroom

3.48
60 votes
148
Stabbing Westward
Wither Blister Burn & Peel

3.45
95 votes
149
311
Enlarged to Show Detail

3.45
20 votes
150
Kent
Verkligen

3.45
20 votes
151
The Halo Benders
Don't Tell Me Now

3.43
21 votes
152
Frank Black
The Cult of Ray

3.42
26 votes
153
The Verve Pipe
Villains

3.42
74 votes
154
Gin Blossoms
Congratulations... I'm Sorry

3.41
32 votes
155
Nada Surf
High/Low

3.39
172 votes
156
The Cranberries
To the Faithful Departed

3.39
114 votes
157
Queens of the Stone Age
Gamma Ray

3.38
13 votes
158
Adam Sandler
What The Hell Happened To Me!

3.38
41 votes
159
AFI
Very Proud of Ya

3.38
412 votes
160
Shihad
Shihad

3.38
24 votes
161
The Presidents of the United States of America
II

3.36
96 votes
162
Gravity Kills
Gravity Kills

3.36
28 votes
163
Tonic
Lemon Parade

3.36
45 votes
164
Arab Strap
The Week Never Starts Round Here

3.33
54 votes
165
Moist
Creature

3.31
58 votes
166
Les Claypool
Highball with the devil

3.28
27 votes
167
Sponge
Wax Ecstatic

3.27
48 votes
168
Cocteau Twins
Milk & Kisses

3.24
72 votes
169
Staind
Tormented

3.24
188 votes
170
Barenaked Ladies
Born on a Pirate Ship

3.24
57 votes
171
Andrew Bird
Music Of Hair

3.23
30 votes
172
Babylon Zoo
The Boy With The X-Ray Eyes

3.22
23 votes
173
Bush
Razorblade Suitcase

3.19
734 votes
174
Lush
Lovelife

3.12
65 votes
175
Newsboys
Take Me To Your Leader

3.09
33 votes
176
Better Than Ezra
Friction, Baby

3.08
18 votes
177
Unwritten Law
Oz Factor

3.03
15 votes



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