Best Alternative Rock Albums of 1996


01
bloodthirsty butchers
Kocorono

4.5
14 votes
02
Waltari
Yeah! Yeah! Die! Die! Death Metal Symphony in Deep

4.47
17 votes
03
Tool
Aenima

4.46
4631 votes
04
Weezer
Pinkerton

4.4
4916 votes
05
hide
Psyence

4.39
14 votes
06
The Divine Comedy
Casanova

4.29
21 votes
07
Guided by Voices
Sunfish Holy Breakfast

4.28
18 votes
08
Failure
Fantastic Planet

4.27
504 votes
09
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Take It From The Man!

4.23
134 votes
10
Swirlies
They Spent Their Wild Youthful Days

4.21
14 votes
11
Belle and Sebastian
If You're Feeling Sinister

4.21
990 votes
12
Sublime
Sublime

4.19
1338 votes
13
Fishmans
Long Season

4.14
28 votes
14
Radiohead
Street Spirit (Fade Out)

4.14
62 votes
15
Modest Mouse
This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About

4.13
2934 votes
16
Beck
Odelay!

4.13
1924 votes
17
Labradford
Labradford

4.12
30 votes
18
Girls Against Boys
House of GVSB

4.12
13 votes
19
Brainiac
Hissing Prigs in Static Couture

4.11
32 votes
20
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Murder Ballads

4.11
325 votes
21
Shihad
Killjoy

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

4.1
162 votes
23
dEUS
In a Bar, Under the Sea

4.1
62 votes
24
The Olivia Tremor Control
Dusk at Cubist Castle

4.1
440 votes
25
Dirty Three
Horse Stories

4.09
84 votes
26
The Mountain Goats
Nothing for Juice

4.09
56 votes
27
The Wrens
Secaucus

4.09
58 votes
28
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Thank God For Mental Illness

4.08
96 votes
29
Elevator To Hell
Parts 1-3

4.08
18 votes
30
Rachel's
Music for Egon Schiele

4.08
39 votes
31
The Living End
It's for Your Own Good

4.07
14 votes
32
The Boo Radleys
C'mon Kids

4.07
14 votes
33
The Refreshments
Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy

4.07
30 votes
34
Texas Is the Reason
Do You Know Who You Are?

4.06
298 votes
35
Polvo
Exploded Drawing

4.06
49 votes
36
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Their Satanic Majesties' Second Request

4.06
150 votes
37
Low
The Curtain Hits the Cast

4.06
150 votes
38
Luna Sea
Style

4.06
17 votes
39
Noir Désir
666.667 Club

4.05
21 votes
40
Rachel's
The Sea and the Bells

4.04
69 votes
41
The Afghan Whigs
Black Love

4.04
140 votes
42
Smog
The Doctor Came at Dawn

4.04
56 votes
43
Lovesliescrushing
Xuvetyn

4.04
14 votes
44
Manic Street Preachers
Everything Must Go

4.03
234 votes
45
Ani DiFranco
Dilate

4.03
34 votes
46
Tori Amos
Boys for Pele

4.02
143 votes
47
Tortoise
Millions Now Living Will Never Die

4.01
270 votes
48
Local H
As Good as Dead

4.01
176 votes
49
Silver Jews
The Natural Bridge

4
26 votes
50
The Olivia Tremor Control
The Giant Day

4
14 votes
51
Screaming Trees
Dust

3.99
332 votes
52
Belle and Sebastian
Tigermilk

3.99
428 votes
53
Sloan
One Chord to Another

3.98
40 votes
54
Stereolab
Emperor Tomato Ketchup

3.96
218 votes
55
Ks Choice
Paradise in Me

3.96
13 votes
56
Cibo Matto
Viva! La Woman

3.95
29 votes
57
Braid
The Age of Octeen

3.94
83 votes
58
I Mother Earth
Scenery & Fish

3.94
47 votes
59
Karate
Karate

3.93
15 votes
60
Eels
Beautiful Freak

3.92
372 votes
61
Red House Painters
Songs for a Blue Guitar

3.92
294 votes
62
The Frames
Fitzcarraldo

3.92
13 votes
63
The Promise Ring
30 Degrees Everywhere

3.92
77 votes
64
Fiona Apple
Tidal

3.9
450 votes
65
Semisonic
Great Divide

3.88
26 votes
66
Dave Matthews Band
Crash

3.88
296 votes
67
Wilco
Being There

3.88
506 votes
68
Archive
Londinium

3.88
38 votes
69
Mazzy Star
Among My Swan

3.87
100 votes
70
Silkworm
Firewater

3.85
26 votes
71
Phish
Billy Breathes

3.84
87 votes
72
Heatmiser
Mic City Sons

3.84
142 votes
73
Modest Mouse
Interstate 8

3.84
384 votes
74
Cat Power
What Would the Community Think

3.83
102 votes
75
Fun Lovin Criminals
Come Find Yourself

3.83
21 votes
76
Elysian Fields
Bleed Your Cedar

3.83
18 votes
77
Rollerskate Skinny
Horsedrawn Wishes

3.8
15 votes
78
Cake
Fashion Nugget

3.8
383 votes
79
The Tragically Hip
Trouble At The Henhouse

3.79
26 votes
80
HIM
666 Ways to Love: Prologue

3.79
28 votes
81
Anathema
Eternity

3.78
343 votes
82
R.E.M.
New Adventures in Hi-Fi

3.78
484 votes
83
The Wallflowers
Bringing Down The Horse

3.76
125 votes
84
Sleater-Kinney
Call the Doctor

3.75
53 votes
85
Gastr del Sol
Upgrade & Afterlife

3.74
19 votes
86
Kashmir
Cruzential

3.73
26 votes
87
Counting Crows
Recovering The Satellites

3.73
133 votes
88
Suede
Coming Up

3.71
182 votes
89
Ash
1977

3.71
57 votes
90
Archers of Loaf
All the Nation's Airports

3.7
22 votes
91
The Halo Benders
Don't Tell Me Now

3.7
15 votes
92
Pearl Jam
No Code

3.7
1284 votes
93
Regurgitator
Tu Plang

3.69
26 votes
94
Soundgarden
Down on the Upside

3.69
1842 votes
95
King's X
Ear Candy

3.68
46 votes
96
Blind Melon
Nico

3.68
68 votes
97
Boys Life
Departures & Landfalls

3.68
22 votes
98
Soul Coughing
Irresistable Bliss

3.68
31 votes
99
June of 44
Tropics and Meridians

3.68
20 votes
100
Rocketship
A Certain Smile, a Certain Sadness

3.67
18 votes
101
Far
Tin Cans with Strings to You

3.65
58 votes
102
Fishmans
Kuuchuu Camp

3.64
14 votes
103
Jawbox
Jawbox

3.64
64 votes
104
Super Furry Animals
Fuzzy Logic

3.64
32 votes
105
The Smashing Pumpkins
Zero

3.64
282 votes
106
Incubus
Enjoy Incubus

3.64
228 votes
107
Superdrag
Regretfully Yours

3.63
20 votes
108
Fields of the Nephilim
Zoon

3.63
16 votes
109
Stone Temple Pilots
Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican...

3.62
948 votes
110
Cat Power
Myra Lee

3.62
76 votes
111
Bowery Electric
Beat

3.6
26 votes
112
Ween
12 Golden Country Greats

3.59
94 votes
113
Neutral Milk Hotel
On Avery Island

3.59
2448 votes
114
Everything But The Girl
Walking Wounded

3.59
23 votes
115
No-Man
Wild Opera

3.59
23 votes
116
Bikini Kill
Reject All American

3.58
25 votes
117
Thought Industry
Outer Space Is Just A Martini Away

3.58
19 votes
118
Jimmy Eat World
Static Prevails

3.58
310 votes
119
The Lemonheads
Car Button Cloth

3.58
13 votes
120
Bloodhound Gang
One Fierce Beer Coaster

3.57
143 votes
121
Matchbox Twenty
Yourself or Someone Like You

3.56
303 votes
122
Pavement
Pacific Trim

3.56
27 votes
123
Chokebore
A Taste For Bitters

3.55
22 votes
124
Porno For Pyros
Good God's Urge

3.54
28 votes
125
Frank Black
The Cult of Ray

3.52
21 votes
126
They Might Be Giants
Factory Showroom

3.52
48 votes
127
Gin Blossoms
Congratulations... I'm Sorry

3.52
29 votes
128
Arab Strap
The Week Never Starts Round Here

3.46
13 votes
129
Shihad
Shihad

3.45
21 votes
130
311
Enlarged to Show Detail

3.45
20 votes
131
Tonic
Lemon Parade

3.43
37 votes
132
The Verve Pipe
Villains

3.42
32 votes
133
Stabbing Westward
Wither Blister Burn & Peel

3.41
82 votes
134
Nada Surf
High/Low

3.41
138 votes
135
Kent
Verkligen

3.41
16 votes
136
Moist
Creature

3.4
26 votes
137
Bad Religion
The Gray Race

3.4
301 votes
138
AFI
Very Proud of Ya

3.4
372 votes
139
The Cranberries
To the Faithful Departed

3.4
106 votes
140
The Presidents of the USA
II

3.4
88 votes
141
Babylon Zoo
The Boy With The X-Ray Eyes

3.39
18 votes
142
Gravity Kills
Gravity Kills

3.36
21 votes
143
Better Than Ezra
Friction, Baby

3.31
13 votes
144
Les Claypool
Highball with the devil

3.28
25 votes
145
Sense Field
Building

3.27
13 votes
146
Sponge
Wax Ecstatic

3.25
40 votes
147
Lush
Lovelife

3.25
38 votes
148
Barenaked Ladies
Born on a Pirate Ship

3.24
50 votes
149
Bush
Razorblade Suitcase

3.21
672 votes
150
Andrew Bird
Music Of Hair

3.2
56 votes
151
Newsboys
Take Me To Your Leader

3.15
27 votes
152
Gob
Too Late...No Friends

3.14
29 votes



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