Best Alternative Rock Albums of 1996


01
bloodthirsty butchers
Kocorono

4.63
16 votes
02
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Psyence

4.47
15 votes
03
Swans
Soundtracks for the Blind

4.45
885 votes
04
Tool
├ćnima

4.45
5228 votes
05
Weezer
Pinkerton

4.41
5876 votes
06
Failure
Fantastic Planet

4.32
760 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
2168 votes
10
Swans
Die Tur ist zu

4.23
28 votes
11
Radiohead
Street Spirit (Fade Out)

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

4.23
1827 votes
13
Fishmans
Long Season

4.21
68 votes
14
Sublime
Sublime

4.18
1484 votes
15
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Take It From The Man!

4.17
93 votes
16
Modest Mouse
This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About

4.14
3660 votes
17
Beck
Odelay!

4.12
1115 votes
18
Luna Sea
Style

4.12
21 votes
19
Yann Tiersen
Rue des Cascades

4.11
14 votes
20
Elevator To Hell
Parts 1-3

4.1
15 votes
21
Brainiac
Hissing Prigs in Static Couture

4.09
44 votes
22
Girls Against Boys
House of GVSB

4.09
17 votes
23
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Their Satanic Majesties' Second Request

4.09
108 votes
24
Guided by Voices
Under the Bushes Under the Stars

4.09
210 votes
25
The Olivia Tremor Control
Dusk at Cubist Castle

4.09
504 votes
26
Texas Is the Reason
Do You Know Who You Are?

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

4.08
68 votes
28
Rachel's
Music for Egon Schiele

4.08
53 votes
29
Bedhead
Beheaded

4.07
42 votes
30
The Living End
It's for Your Own Good

4.07
14 votes
31
Dirty Three
Horse Stories

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

4.06
431 votes
33
Labradford
Labradford

4.06
41 votes
34
Noir Desir
666.667 Club

4.06
25 votes
35
The Afghan Whigs
Black Love

4.05
276 votes
36
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Thank God For Mental Illness

4.05
61 votes
37
Guided by Voices
Sunfish Holy Breakfast

4.04
26 votes
38
Rachel's
The Sea and the Bells

4.04
83 votes
39
Manic Street Preachers
Everything Must Go

4.03
271 votes
40
Polvo
Exploded Drawing

4.03
76 votes
41
The Refreshments
Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy

4.03
32 votes
42
Swirlies
They Spent Their Wild Youthful Days

4.03
38 votes
43
Belle and Sebastian
Tigermilk

4.01
798 votes
44
Tori Amos
Boys for Pele

4.01
167 votes
45
Tortoise
Millions Now Living Will Never Die

4
338 votes
46
Sloan
One Chord to Another

4
46 votes
47
Velour 100
Fall Sounds

4
22 votes
48
Cracker
The Golden Age

4
20 votes
49
Tocotronic
Wir Kommen Um Uns Zu Beschweren

4
18 votes
50
Social Distortion
White Light White Heat White Trash

3.99
222 votes
51
Ani DiFranco
Dilate

3.99
43 votes
52
Stereolab
Emperor Tomato Ketchup

3.99
140 votes
53
I Mother Earth
Scenery & Fish

3.98
52 votes
54
Local H
As Good as Dead

3.98
324 votes
55
Screaming Trees
Dust

3.96
396 votes
56
Silver Jews
The Natural Bridge

3.96
72 votes
57
Eels
Beautiful Freak

3.95
612 votes
58
Red House Painters
Songs for a Blue Guitar

3.93
274 votes
59
Rollerskate Skinny
Horsedrawn Wishes

3.93
21 votes
60
The Mountain Goats
Nothing for Juice

3.91
82 votes
61
Mazzy Star
Among My Swan

3.91
75 votes
62
Fiona Apple
Tidal

3.91
279 votes
63
The Promise Ring
30 Degrees Everywhere

3.91
85 votes
64
Braid
The Age of Octeen

3.9
94 votes
65
Wilco
Being There

3.9
616 votes
66
Cibo Matto
Viva! La Woman

3.9
35 votes
67
Ks Choice
Paradise in Me

3.9
15 votes
68
Low
The Curtain Hits the Cast

3.88
195 votes
69
Fishmans
Kuuchuu Camp

3.88
13 votes
70
Dave Matthews Band
Crash

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

3.88
24 votes
72
Jeremy Enigk
Return of the Frog Queen

3.88
16 votes
73
The Frames
Fitzcarraldo

3.88
16 votes
74
The Wrens
Secaucus

3.87
82 votes
75
Semisonic
Great Divide

3.86
58 votes
76
Archive
Londinium

3.86
52 votes
77
Modest Mouse
Interstate 8

3.86
525 votes
78
L'arc-en-Ciel
True

3.85
13 votes
79
Cat Power
What Would the Community Think

3.84
116 votes
80
Smog
The Doctor Came at Dawn

3.84
80 votes
81
Phish
Billy Breathes

3.84
95 votes
82
Die Toten Hosen
Opium fuers Volk

3.83
18 votes
83
Lovesliescrushing
Xuvetyn

3.83
26 votes
84
Rocketship
A Certain Smile, a Certain Sadness

3.83
40 votes
85
Karate
Karate

3.83
20 votes
86
Sleater-Kinney
Call the Doctor

3.82
86 votes
87
HIM
666 Ways to Love: Prologue

3.81
34 votes
88
Silkworm
Firewater

3.81
36 votes
89
Talulah Gosh
Backwash

3.8
15 votes
90
Anathema
Eternity

3.79
405 votes
91
Tracy Bonham
The Burdens Of Being Upright

3.79
14 votes
92
Heatmiser
Mic City Sons

3.78
186 votes
93
Cake
Fashion Nugget

3.78
414 votes
94
Idaho
Three Sheets to the Wind

3.78
18 votes
95
Ash
1977

3.77
132 votes
96
R.E.M.
New Adventures in Hi-Fi

3.76
610 votes
97
June of 44
Tropics and Meridians

3.76
31 votes
98
Eric's Trip
Purple Blue

3.75
20 votes
99
Boys Life
Departures & Landfalls

3.74
37 votes
100
The Wallflowers
Bringing Down the Horse

3.74
134 votes
101
Counting Crows
Recovering The Satellites

3.74
148 votes
102
Suede
Coming Up

3.74
234 votes
103
Kashmir
Cruzential

3.73
26 votes
104
The Auteurs
After Murder Park

3.72
18 votes
105
Fields of the Nephilim
Zoon

3.7
22 votes
106
Soundgarden
Down on the Upside

3.7
2120 votes
107
Archers of Loaf
All the Nation's Airports

3.7
66 votes
108
King's X
Ear Candy

3.69
57 votes
109
The Tragically Hip
Trouble At The Henhouse

3.69
32 votes
110
Regurgitator
Tu Plang

3.69
32 votes
111
Pearl Jam
No Code

3.68
1500 votes
112
Bowery Electric
Beat

3.67
33 votes
113
All Natural Lemon and Lime Flavors
All Natural Lemon and Lime Flavors

3.67
27 votes
114
Chavez
Ride The Fader

3.67
15 votes
115
Sebadoh
Harmacy

3.66
140 votes
116
Smashing Pumpkins
Zero

3.66
300 votes
117
Dub War
Wrong Side of Beautiful

3.66
16 votes
118
Incubus
Enjoy Incubus

3.66
247 votes
119
Super Furry Animals
Fuzzy Logic

3.65
39 votes
120
Far
Tin Cans with Strings to You

3.65
64 votes
121
Blind Melon
Nico

3.65
156 votes
122
Soul Coughing
Irresistable Bliss

3.64
42 votes
123
Limblifter
Limblifter

3.64
21 votes
124
Superdrag
Regretfully Yours

3.64
21 votes
125
Jawbox
Jawbox

3.64
39 votes
126
Stone Temple Pilots
Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican...

3.64
1102 votes
127
Republica
Republica

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

3.62
154 votes
129
Bikini Kill
Reject All American

3.62
34 votes
130
Jimmy Eat World
Static Prevails

3.62
398 votes
131
Pavement
Pacific Trim

3.62
39 votes
132
Broken Hearts Are Blue
The Truth About Love

3.61
14 votes
133
Thought Industry
Outer Space Is Just a Martini Away

3.6
20 votes
134
Gastr del Sol
Upgrade & Afterlife

3.6
26 votes
135
Bloodhound Gang
One Fierce Beer Coaster

3.58
162 votes
136
The Cardigans
First Band on the Moon

3.57
124 votes
137
Cat Power
Myra Lee

3.57
84 votes
138
Dizzy Mizz Lizzy
Rotator

3.57
14 votes
139
Ween
12 Golden Country Greats

3.57
128 votes
140
Fun Lovin' Criminals
Come Find Yourself

3.57
30 votes
141
Neutral Milk Hotel
On Avery Island

3.56
2859 votes
142
No-Man
Wild Opera

3.56
26 votes
143
Matchbox Twenty
Yourself or Someone Like You

3.55
344 votes
144
Chokebore
A Taste For Bitters

3.54
24 votes
145
Skunk Anansie
Stoosh

3.53
58 votes
146
Porno For Pyros
Good God's Urge

3.5
44 votes
147
Throwing Muses
Limbo

3.5
20 votes
148
Sense Field
Building

3.5
16 votes
149
The Lemonheads
Car Button Cloth

3.5
16 votes
150
They Might Be Giants
Factory Showroom

3.48
60 votes
151
Fountains of Wayne
Fountains Of Wayne

3.47
33 votes
152
Stabbing Westward
Wither Blister Burn & Peel

3.46
94 votes
153
Feeder
Swim

3.45
22 votes
154
Kent
Verkligen

3.45
20 votes
155
311
Enlarged to Show Detail

3.45
20 votes
156
The Blue Nile
Peace at Last

3.44
16 votes
157
The Halo Benders
Don't Tell Me Now

3.43
21 votes
158
Adam Sandler
What The Hell Happened To Me!

3.43
40 votes
159
Gin Blossoms
Congratulations... I'm Sorry

3.41
32 votes
160
The Verve Pipe
Villains

3.4
72 votes
161
Frank Black
The Cult of Ray

3.4
25 votes
162
Gravity Kills
Gravity Kills

3.39
28 votes
163
Nada Surf
High/Low

3.39
168 votes
164
Tonic
Lemon Parade

3.39
44 votes
165
Queens of the Stone Age
Gamma Ray

3.38
13 votes
166
The Cranberries
To the Faithful Departed

3.38
113 votes
167
AFI
Very Proud of Ya

3.38
407 votes
168
The Presidents of the United States of America
II

3.38
96 votes
169
Shihad
Shihad

3.38
24 votes
170
Moist
Creature

3.31
29 votes
171
Arab Strap
The Week Never Starts Round Here

3.29
17 votes
172
Les Claypool
Highball with the devil

3.28
27 votes
173
Sponge
Wax Ecstatic

3.27
48 votes
174
Barenaked Ladies
Born on a Pirate Ship

3.25
55 votes
175
Cocteau Twins
Milk & Kisses

3.24
66 votes
176
Andrew Bird
Music Of Hair

3.23
30 votes
177
Staind
Tormented

3.23
186 votes
178
Babylon Zoo
The Boy With The X-Ray Eyes

3.22
23 votes
179
Gob
Too Late...No Friends

3.2
35 votes
180
Bush
Razorblade Suitcase

3.19
726 votes
181
Lush
Lovelife

3.12
62 votes
182
Better Than Ezra
Friction, Baby

3.12
17 votes
183
Newsboys
Take Me To Your Leader

3.11
32 votes
184
Unwritten Law
Oz Factor

3.03
15 votes



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