Best Alternative Rock Albums of 1996


01
bloodthirsty butchers
Kocorono

4.63
16 votes
02
Waltari
Yeah! Yeah! Die! Die! Death Metal Symphony in Deep

4.47
18 votes
03
Tool
Aenima

4.46
4797 votes
04
Weezer
Pinkerton

4.4
5152 votes
05
hide
Psyence

4.39
14 votes
06
Failure
Fantastic Planet

4.31
608 votes
07
The Divine Comedy
Casanova

4.3
23 votes
08
Smog
Kicking a Couple Around

4.3
15 votes
09
Belle and Sebastian
If You're Feeling Sinister

4.23
1064 votes
10
Swirlies
They Spent Their Wild Youthful Days

4.21
14 votes
11
Sublime
Sublime

4.18
1382 votes
12
Guided by Voices
Sunfish Holy Breakfast

4.18
22 votes
13
Modest Mouse
This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About

4.14
3195 votes
14
Fishmans
Long Season

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

4.13
150 votes
16
The Boo Radleys
C'mon Kids

4.13
16 votes
17
Radiohead
Street Spirit (Fade Out)

4.12
61 votes
18
Beck
Odelay!

4.12
2026 votes
19
dEUS
In a Bar, Under the Sea

4.11
63 votes
20
The Olivia Tremor Control
Dusk at Cubist Castle

4.11
462 votes
21
Shihad
Killjoy

4.11
19 votes
22
Guided by Voices
Under the Bushes Under the Stars

4.1
188 votes
23
Labradford
Labradford

4.09
33 votes
24
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Murder Ballads

4.09
344 votes
25
Elevator To Hell
Parts 1-3

4.08
18 votes
26
Luna Sea
Style

4.08
18 votes
27
Dirty Three
Horse Stories

4.08
89 votes
28
The Living End
It's for Your Own Good

4.07
14 votes
29
Polvo
Exploded Drawing

4.07
57 votes
30
Texas Is the Reason
Do You Know Who You Are?

4.07
317 votes
31
The Mountain Goats
Nothing for Juice

4.06
93 votes
32
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Their Satanic Majesties' Second Request

4.06
166 votes
33
The Afghan Whigs
Black Love

4.05
148 votes
34
Rachel's
Music for Egon Schiele

4.05
44 votes
35
Rachel's
The Sea and the Bells

4.04
73 votes
36
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Thank God For Mental Illness

4.04
104 votes
37
The Refreshments
Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy

4.03
30 votes
38
Manic Street Preachers
Everything Must Go

4.03
247 votes
39
Ani DiFranco
Dilate

4.03
36 votes
40
Brainiac
Hissing Prigs in Static Couture

4.03
37 votes
41
Silver Jews
The Natural Bridge

4.02
28 votes
42
Tori Amos
Boys for Pele

4.01
151 votes
43
Tortoise
Millions Now Living Will Never Die

4.01
285 votes
44
Local H
As Good as Dead

4.01
194 votes
45
Noir Désir
666.667 Club

4
23 votes
46
Belle and Sebastian
Tigermilk

4
454 votes
47
Screaming Trees
Dust

3.98
360 votes
48
Sloan
One Chord to Another

3.98
40 votes
49
Karate
Karate

3.97
17 votes
50
The Wrens
Secaucus

3.97
64 votes
51
Lovesliescrushing
Xuvetyn

3.97
16 votes
52
The Squirrel Nut Zippers
Hot

3.96
39 votes
53
Ks Choice
Paradise in Me

3.96
13 votes
54
Stereolab
Emperor Tomato Ketchup

3.95
114 votes
55
Low
The Curtain Hits the Cast

3.95
177 votes
56
Smog
The Doctor Came at Dawn

3.95
87 votes
57
Braid
The Age of Octeen

3.94
85 votes
58
Cibo Matto
Viva! La Woman

3.93
30 votes
59
Red House Painters
Songs for a Blue Guitar

3.93
333 votes
60
I Mother Earth
Scenery & Fish

3.93
49 votes
61
Eels
Beautiful Freak

3.93
388 votes
62
Girls Against Boys
House of GVSB

3.92
13 votes
63
The Promise Ring
30 Degrees Everywhere

3.92
83 votes
64
Wilco
Being There

3.91
546 votes
65
Mazzy Star
Among My Swan

3.9
56 votes
66
Fiona Apple
Tidal

3.89
476 votes
67
Semisonic
Great Divide

3.89
28 votes
68
The Frames
Fitzcarraldo

3.89
14 votes
69
Archive
Londinium

3.89
42 votes
70
Eric's Trip
Purple Blue

3.86
14 votes
71
Silkworm
Firewater

3.85
26 votes
72
Phish
Billy Breathes

3.84
89 votes
73
Modest Mouse
Interstate 8

3.84
414 votes
74
Elysian Fields
Bleed Your Cedar

3.83
18 votes
75
Heatmiser
Mic City Sons

3.82
154 votes
76
Cat Power
What Would the Community Think

3.82
102 votes
77
Vision of Disorder
Vision of Disorder

3.81
42 votes
78
Sleater-Kinney
Call the Doctor

3.8
71 votes
79
Rollerskate Skinny
Horsedrawn Wishes

3.8
15 votes
80
Cake
Fashion Nugget

3.79
397 votes
81
HIM
666 Ways to Love: Prologue

3.79
28 votes
82
Anathema
Eternity

3.78
359 votes
83
R.E.M.
New Adventures in Hi-Fi

3.78
514 votes
84
Ash
1977

3.76
61 votes
85
Archers of Loaf
All the Nation's Airports

3.76
46 votes
86
The Wallflowers
Bringing Down The Horse

3.75
129 votes
87
The Tragically Hip
Trouble At The Henhouse

3.74
27 votes
88
Die Toten Hosen
Opium fuers Volk

3.73
15 votes
89
Kashmir
Cruzential

3.73
26 votes
90
Dub War
Wrong Side of Beautiful

3.73
13 votes
91
King's X
Ear Candy

3.73
46 votes
92
Counting Crows
Recovering The Satellites

3.73
140 votes
93
June of 44
Tropics and Meridians

3.72
23 votes
94
Suede
Coming Up

3.71
200 votes
95
Gastr del Sol
Upgrade & Afterlife

3.7
20 votes
96
The Halo Benders
Don't Tell Me Now

3.7
15 votes
97
Sebadoh
Harmacy

3.69
177 votes
98
Soundgarden
Down on the Upside

3.69
1920 votes
99
Regurgitator
Tu Plang

3.69
26 votes
100
Pearl Jam
No Code

3.69
1354 votes
101
Jawbox
Jawbox

3.68
66 votes
102
Rocketship
A Certain Smile, a Certain Sadness

3.68
22 votes
103
Blind Melon
Nico

3.68
138 votes
104
Soul Coughing
Irresistable Bliss

3.68
34 votes
105
Fields of the Nephilim
Zoon

3.68
20 votes
106
Boys Life
Departures & Landfalls

3.67
23 votes
107
Fun Lovin' Criminals
Come Find Yourself

3.66
25 votes
108
Everything But The Girl
Walking Wounded

3.65
26 votes
109
Incubus
Enjoy Incubus

3.65
236 votes
110
Far
Tin Cans with Strings to You

3.65
58 votes
111
All Natural Lemon and Lime Flavors
All Natural Lemon and Lime Flavors

3.64
14 votes
112
Super Furry Animals
Fuzzy Logic

3.63
34 votes
113
The Smashing Pumpkins
Zero

3.62
282 votes
114
Superdrag
Regretfully Yours

3.62
21 votes
115
Stone Temple Pilots
Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican...

3.62
984 votes
116
Bikini Kill
Reject All American

3.6
29 votes
117
Cat Power
Myra Lee

3.59
74 votes
118
Bloodhound Gang
One Fierce Beer Coaster

3.59
147 votes
119
Jimmy Eat World
Static Prevails

3.58
328 votes
120
Thought Industry
Outer Space Is Just A Martini Away

3.58
19 votes
121
Neutral Milk Hotel
On Avery Island

3.58
2607 votes
122
Bowery Electric
Beat

3.57
28 votes
123
The Lemonheads
Car Button Cloth

3.57
14 votes
124
Ween
12 Golden Country Greats

3.56
102 votes
125
Matchbox Twenty
Yourself or Someone Like You

3.55
316 votes
126
Chokebore
A Taste For Bitters

3.55
22 votes
127
No-Man
Wild Opera

3.54
48 votes
128
Porno For Pyros
Good God's Urge

3.52
29 votes
129
They Might Be Giants
Factory Showroom

3.5
54 votes
130
Skunk Anansie
Stoosh

3.5
49 votes
131
Pavement
Pacific Trim

3.5
36 votes
132
Frank Black
The Cult of Ray

3.48
22 votes
133
Arab Strap
The Week Never Starts Round Here

3.46
13 votes
134
311
Enlarged to Show Detail

3.45
20 votes
135
Stabbing Westward
Wither Blister Burn & Peel

3.45
88 votes
136
Gin Blossoms
Congratulations... I'm Sorry

3.45
29 votes
137
Kent
Verkligen

3.44
18 votes
138
Shihad
Shihad

3.43
22 votes
139
Feeder
Swim

3.43
14 votes
140
Nada Surf
High/Low

3.42
142 votes
141
The Cranberries
To the Faithful Departed

3.41
108 votes
142
Moist
Creature

3.4
26 votes
143
The Verve Pipe
Villains

3.4
35 votes
144
Gravity Kills
Gravity Kills

3.4
25 votes
145
AFI
Very Proud of Ya

3.4
374 votes
146
Tonic
Lemon Parade

3.39
38 votes
147
The Presidents of the USA
II

3.38
86 votes
148
Sense Field
Building

3.36
14 votes
149
Les Claypool
Highball with the devil

3.28
25 votes
150
Babylon Zoo
The Boy With The X-Ray Eyes

3.26
19 votes
151
Barenaked Ladies
Born on a Pirate Ship

3.25
52 votes
152
Better Than Ezra
Friction, Baby

3.25
14 votes
153
Bush
Razorblade Suitcase

3.21
688 votes
154
Sponge
Wax Ecstatic

3.21
38 votes
155
Lush
Lovelife

3.19
44 votes
156
Gob
Too Late...No Friends

3.19
32 votes
157
Newsboys
Take Me To Your Leader

3.1
29 votes



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