Best Alternative Rock Albums of 1996

Genre:  Year:  

01
Tool
Aenima

Rating: 4.45
4485 votes
02
Weezer
Pinkerton

Rating: 4.38
4496 votes
03
hide
Psyence

Rating: 4.38
12 votes
04
Guided by Voices
Sunfish Holy Breakfast

Rating: 4.36
14 votes
05
Waltari
Yeah! Yeah! Die! Die! Death Metal Symphony in Deep

Rating: 4.32
14 votes
06
The Divine Comedy
Casanova

Rating: 4.3
20 votes
07
Failure
Fantastic Planet

Rating: 4.25
452 votes
08
Swirlies
They Spent Their Wild Youthful Days

Rating: 4.25
12 votes
09
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Take It From The Man!

Rating: 4.24
122 votes
10
Belle and Sebastian
If You're Feeling Sinister

Rating: 4.2
912 votes
11
Sublime
Sublime

Rating: 4.19
1312 votes
12
Radiohead
Street Spirit (Fade Out)

Rating: 4.17
59 votes
13
Labradford
Labradford

Rating: 4.13
26 votes
14
Modest Mouse
This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To..

Rating: 4.13
2793 votes
15
Yann Tiersen
Rue des Cascades

Rating: 4.13
12 votes
16
Beck
Odelay!

Rating: 4.12
1862 votes
17
Rachel's
Music for Egon Schiele

Rating: 4.11
35 votes
18
dEUS
In a Bar, Under the Sea

Rating: 4.11
60 votes
19
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Murder Ballads

Rating: 4.1
308 votes
20
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Thank God For Mental Illness

Rating: 4.1
92 votes
21
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Their Satanic Majesties' Second Request

Rating: 4.1
144 votes
22
Guided by Voices
Under the Bushes Under the Stars

Rating: 4.09
144 votes
23
Brainiac
Hissing Prigs in Static Couture

Rating: 4.09
28 votes
24
Shihad
Killjoy

Rating: 4.09
17 votes
25
Elevator To Hell
Parts 1-3

Rating: 4.08
12 votes
26
The Olivia Tremor Control
Dusk at Cubist Castle

Rating: 4.08
426 votes
27
The Wrens
Secaucus

Rating: 4.07
54 votes
28
The Living End
It's for Your Own Good

Rating: 4.07
14 votes
29
Dirty Three
Horse Stories

Rating: 4.07
80 votes
30
Smog
The Doctor Came at Dawn

Rating: 4.07
46 votes
31
Texas Is the Reason
Do You Know Who You Are?

Rating: 4.06
282 votes
32
Luna Sea
Style

Rating: 4.06
17 votes
33
Girls Against Boys
House of GVSB

Rating: 4.05
11 votes
34
Whiskeytown
Faithless Street

Rating: 4.05
11 votes
35
The Mountain Goats
Nothing for Juice

Rating: 4.04
54 votes
36
Ani DiFranco
Dilate

Rating: 4.03
34 votes
37
Noir Désir
666.667 Club

Rating: 4.03
19 votes
38
Low
The Curtain Hits the Cast

Rating: 4.02
132 votes
39
Rachel's
The Sea and the Bells

Rating: 4.02
68 votes
40
Polvo
Exploded Drawing

Rating: 4.01
41 votes
41
Manic Street Preachers
Everything Must Go

Rating: 4.01
226 votes
42
The Afghan Whigs
Black Love

Rating: 4
124 votes
43
Silver Jews
The Natural Bridge

Rating: 4
26 votes
44
The Refreshments
Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy

Rating: 4
14 votes
45
Rollerskate Skinny
Horsedrawn Wishes

Rating: 4
12 votes
46
Ks Choice
Paradise in Me

Rating: 4
12 votes
47
The Olivia Tremor Control
The Giant Day

Rating: 4
12 votes
48
Tortoise
Millions Now Living Will Never Die

Rating: 4
257 votes
49
Screaming Trees
Dust

Rating: 3.99
312 votes
50
Tori Amos
Boys for Pele

Rating: 3.99
139 votes
51
Sloan
One Chord to Another

Rating: 3.98
40 votes
52
Local H
As Good as Dead

Rating: 3.96
166 votes
53
Belle and Sebastian
Tigermilk

Rating: 3.95
386 votes
54
Braid
The Age of Octeen

Rating: 3.93
80 votes
55
Eels
Beautiful Freak

Rating: 3.92
546 votes
56
The Frames
Fitzcarraldo

Rating: 3.92
13 votes
57
I Mother Earth
Scenery & Fish

Rating: 3.92
45 votes
58
Red House Painters
Songs for a Blue Guitar

Rating: 3.92
258 votes
59
Fishmans
Long Season

Rating: 3.92
24 votes
60
Marilyn Manson
Antichrist Superstar

Rating: 3.91
1040 votes
61
Stereolab
Emperor Tomato Ketchup

Rating: 3.91
210 votes
62
Steve Earle
I Feel Alright

Rating: 3.91
11 votes
63
Bells on Trike
Bells on Trike 10

Rating: 3.91
11 votes
64
The Promise Ring
30 Degrees Everywhere

Rating: 3.91
76 votes
65
Archive
Londinium

Rating: 3.91
34 votes
66
Mazzy Star
Among My Swan

Rating: 3.9
44 votes
67
Cibo Matto
Viva! La Woman

Rating: 3.9
24 votes
68
Fiona Apple
Tidal

Rating: 3.89
434 votes
69
Wilco
Being There

Rating: 3.88
488 votes
70
Cat Power
What Would the Community Think

Rating: 3.88
88 votes
71
Karate
Karate

Rating: 3.88
12 votes
72
Dave Matthews Band
Crash

Rating: 3.87
289 votes
73
Silkworm
Firewater

Rating: 3.85
26 votes
74
Modest Mouse
Interstate 8

Rating: 3.84
375 votes
75
Elysian Fields
Bleed Your Cedar

Rating: 3.83
18 votes
76
Semisonic
Great Divide

Rating: 3.82
22 votes
77
Sleater-Kinney
Call The Doctor

Rating: 3.8
37 votes
78
Phish
Billy Breathes

Rating: 3.79
85 votes
79
Anathema
Eternity

Rating: 3.79
330 votes
80
Cake
Fashion Nugget

Rating: 3.79
377 votes
81
Heatmiser
Mic City Sons

Rating: 3.79
128 votes
82
The Tragically Hip
Trouble At The Henhouse

Rating: 3.79
26 votes
83
Rocketship
A Certain Smile, a Certain Sadness

Rating: 3.79
14 votes
84
All Natural Lemon and Lime Flavors
All Natural Lemon and Lime Flavors

Rating: 3.79
14 votes
85
R.E.M.
New Adventures In Hi - Fi

Rating: 3.78
458 votes
86
HIM
666 Ways to Love: Prologue

Rating: 3.78
29 votes
87
Fun Lovin Criminals
Come Find Yourself

Rating: 3.78
20 votes
88
Boys Life
Departures & Landfalls

Rating: 3.76
17 votes
89
Kashmir
Cruzential

Rating: 3.75
24 votes
90
The Halo Benders
Don't Tell Me Now

Rating: 3.75
12 votes
91
Gastr del Sol
Upgrade & Afterlife

Rating: 3.74
19 votes
92
Sebadoh
Harmacy

Rating: 3.73
162 votes
93
The Wallflowers
Bringing Down The Horse

Rating: 3.72
116 votes
94
Counting Crows
Recovering The Satellites

Rating: 3.71
128 votes
95
Pearl Jam
No Code

Rating: 3.71
1246 votes
96
Ash
1977

Rating: 3.71
52 votes
97
Suede
Coming Up

Rating: 3.71
176 votes
98
King's X
Ear Candy

Rating: 3.71
43 votes
99
Regurgitator
Tu Plang

Rating: 3.69
26 votes
100
Soundgarden
Down on the Upside

Rating: 3.68
1760 votes
101
Soul Coughing
Irresistable Bliss

Rating: 3.68
31 votes
102
Far
Tin Cans with Strings to You

Rating: 3.67
59 votes
103
Blind Melon
Nico

Rating: 3.66
130 votes
104
June of 44
Tropics and Meridians

Rating: 3.66
19 votes
105
Super Furry Animals
Fuzzy Logic

Rating: 3.66
32 votes
106
Cat Power
Myra Lee

Rating: 3.64
70 votes
107
Jawbox
Jawbox

Rating: 3.64
58 votes
108
Ween
12 Golden Country Greats

Rating: 3.63
87 votes
109
Incubus
Enjoy Incubus

Rating: 3.63
217 votes
110
Bowery Electric
Beat

Rating: 3.63
40 votes
111
Fields of the Nephilim
Zoon

Rating: 3.63
16 votes
112
Stone Temple Pilots
Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican...

Rating: 3.62
918 votes
113
The Smashing Pumpkins
Zero

Rating: 3.62
273 votes
114
Thought Industry
Outer Space Is Just A Martini Away

Rating: 3.62
17 votes
115
Archers of Loaf
All the Nation's Airports

Rating: 3.61
38 votes
116
Frank Black
The Cult of Ray

Rating: 3.61
19 votes
117
Everything But The Girl
Walking Wounded

Rating: 3.59
23 votes
118
Superdrag
Regretfully Yours

Rating: 3.58
19 votes
119
Bikini Kill
Reject All American

Rating: 3.58
19 votes
120
Neutral Milk Hotel
On Avery Island

Rating: 3.58
2307 votes
121
Bloodhound Gang
One Fierce Beer Coaster

Rating: 3.58
145 votes
122
No-Man
Wild Opera

Rating: 3.55
44 votes
123
The Lemonheads
Car Button Cloth

Rating: 3.55
11 votes
124
Chokebore
A Taste For Bitters

Rating: 3.54
24 votes
125
Matchbox Twenty
Yourself or Someone Like You

Rating: 3.54
290 votes
126
Jimmy Eat World
Static Prevails

Rating: 3.53
288 votes
127
Gin Blossoms
Congratulations... I'm Sorry

Rating: 3.52
29 votes
128
Porno For Pyros
Good God's Urge

Rating: 3.48
25 votes
129
They Might Be Giants
Factory Showroom

Rating: 3.48
20 votes
130
Kent
Verkligen

Rating: 3.47
15 votes
131
Arab Strap
The Week Never Starts Round Here

Rating: 3.45
11 votes
132
Shihad
Shihad

Rating: 3.45
20 votes
133
311
Enlarged to Show Detail

Rating: 3.45
20 votes
134
The Verve Pipe
Villains

Rating: 3.42
32 votes
135
Stabbing Westward
Wither Blister Burn & Peel

Rating: 3.42
78 votes
136
Sense Field
Building

Rating: 3.42
12 votes
137
The Cranberries
To the Faithful Departed

Rating: 3.41
101 votes
138
Babylon Zoo
The Boy With The X-Ray Eyes

Rating: 3.41
17 votes
139
Bad Religion
The Gray Race

Rating: 3.4
285 votes
140
The Presidents of the USA
II

Rating: 3.4
86 votes
141
Pavement
Pacific Trim

Rating: 3.39
27 votes
142
Nada Surf
High/Low

Rating: 3.38
130 votes
143
Tonic
Lemon Parade

Rating: 3.38
34 votes
144
AFI
Very Proud Of Ya

Rating: 3.37
350 votes
145
Better Than Ezra
Friction, Baby

Rating: 3.31
13 votes
146
Moist
Creature

Rating: 3.29
24 votes
147
Sponge
Wax Ecstatic

Rating: 3.29
42 votes
148
Les Claypool
Highball with the devil

Rating: 3.28
25 votes
149
Lush
Lovelife

Rating: 3.25
38 votes
150
Gravity Kills
Gravity Kills

Rating: 3.24
17 votes
151
Barenaked Ladies
Born on a Pirate Ship

Rating: 3.23
49 votes
152
Bush
Razorblade Suitcase

Rating: 3.23
632 votes
153
Cocteau Twins
Milk & Kisses

Rating: 3.23
48 votes
154
Andrew Bird
Music Of Hair

Rating: 3.2
56 votes
155
Newsboys
Take Me To Your Leader

Rating: 3.13
28 votes
156
Gob
Too Late...No Friends

Rating: 3.11
27 votes
157
Mike Patton
Adult Themes for Voice

Rating: 3.01
46 votes



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