Best Alternative Rock Albums of 1996

Genre:  Year:  

01
Tool
Aenima

Rating: 4.45
4459 votes
02
Weezer
Pinkerton

Rating: 4.38
4454 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
448 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: 4.23
120 votes
10
Belle and Sebastian
If You're Feeling Sinister

Rating: 4.2
904 votes
11
Sublime
Sublime

Rating: 4.19
1303 votes
12
Radiohead
Street Spirit (Fade Out)

Rating: 4.18
60 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
2772 votes
15
Yann Tiersen
Rue des Cascades

Rating: 4.13
12 votes
16
Beck
Odelay!

Rating: 4.12
1856 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
306 votes
20
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Their Satanic Majesties' Second Request

Rating: 4.09
142 votes
21
Brainiac
Hissing Prigs in Static Couture

Rating: 4.09
28 votes
22
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Thank God For Mental Illness

Rating: 4.09
90 votes
23
Shihad
Killjoy

Rating: 4.09
17 votes
24
Guided by Voices
Under the Bushes Under the Stars

Rating: 4.08
144 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
428 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
280 votes
32
Luna Sea
Style

Rating: 4.06
17 votes
33
Whiskeytown
Faithless Street

Rating: 4.05
11 votes
34
Girls Against Boys
House of GVSB

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
40 votes
41
Manic Street Preachers
Everything Must Go

Rating: 4
224 votes
42
The Afghan Whigs
Black Love

Rating: 4
124 votes
43
Silver Jews
The Natural Bridge

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

Rating: 4
14 votes
45
The Olivia Tremor Control
The Giant Day

Rating: 4
12 votes
46
Rollerskate Skinny
Horsedrawn Wishes

Rating: 4
12 votes
47
Ks Choice
Paradise in Me

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

Rating: 4
255 votes
49
Tori Amos
Boys for Pele

Rating: 3.99
139 votes
50
Screaming Trees
Dust

Rating: 3.99
308 votes
51
Local H
As Good as Dead

Rating: 3.98
162 votes
52
Sloan
One Chord to Another

Rating: 3.98
40 votes
53
Belle and Sebastian
Tigermilk

Rating: 3.96
386 votes
54
The Frames
Fitzcarraldo

Rating: 3.96
12 votes
55
I Mother Earth
Scenery & Fish

Rating: 3.94
43 votes
56
Braid
The Age of Octeen

Rating: 3.94
78 votes
57
Eels
Beautiful Freak

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

Rating: 3.92
261 votes
59
Archive
Londinium

Rating: 3.92
33 votes
60
Stereolab
Emperor Tomato Ketchup

Rating: 3.91
210 votes
61
Steve Earle
I Feel Alright

Rating: 3.91
11 votes
62
Bells on Trike
Bells on Trike 10

Rating: 3.91
11 votes
63
Karate
Karate

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

Rating: 3.9
73 votes
65
Fiona Apple
Tidal

Rating: 3.89
434 votes
66
Mazzy Star
Among My Swan

Rating: 3.88
43 votes
67
Dave Matthews Band
Crash

Rating: 3.88
288 votes
68
Wilco
Being There

Rating: 3.88
486 votes
69
Cat Power
What Would the Community Think

Rating: 3.88
88 votes
70
Silkworm
Firewater

Rating: 3.85
26 votes
71
Modest Mouse
Interstate 8

Rating: 3.84
375 votes
72
Elysian Fields
Bleed Your Cedar

Rating: 3.83
18 votes
73
All Natural Lemon and Lime Flavors
All Natural Lemon and Lime Flavors

Rating: 3.83
12 votes
74
Semisonic
Great Divide

Rating: 3.82
22 votes
75
Fishmans
Long Season

Rating: 3.8
20 votes
76
Anathema
Eternity

Rating: 3.79
328 votes
77
Phish
Billy Breathes

Rating: 3.79
85 votes
78
Gastr del Sol
Upgrade & Afterlife

Rating: 3.79
19 votes
79
Cake
Fashion Nugget

Rating: 3.79
377 votes
80
The Tragically Hip
Trouble At The Henhouse

Rating: 3.79
26 votes
81
Heatmiser
Mic City Sons

Rating: 3.79
126 votes
82
R.E.M.
New Adventures In Hi - Fi

Rating: 3.78
460 votes
83
Fun Lovin Criminals
Come Find Yourself

Rating: 3.78
20 votes
84
HIM
666 Ways to Love: Prologue

Rating: 3.77
28 votes
85
Boys Life
Departures & Landfalls

Rating: 3.76
17 votes
86
Kashmir
Cruzential

Rating: 3.75
24 votes
87
The Halo Benders
Don't Tell Me Now

Rating: 3.75
12 votes
88
Sebadoh
Harmacy

Rating: 3.73
162 votes
89
The Wallflowers
Bringing Down The Horse

Rating: 3.72
115 votes
90
Suede
Coming Up

Rating: 3.72
176 votes
91
Ash
1977

Rating: 3.72
51 votes
92
King's X
Ear Candy

Rating: 3.71
42 votes
93
Counting Crows
Recovering The Satellites

Rating: 3.71
127 votes
94
Pearl Jam
No Code

Rating: 3.71
1246 votes
95
Regurgitator
Tu Plang

Rating: 3.69
26 votes
96
Soundgarden
Down on the Upside

Rating: 3.68
1752 votes
97
Soul Coughing
Irresistable Bliss

Rating: 3.68
31 votes
98
Blind Melon
Nico

Rating: 3.67
130 votes
99
Rocketship
A Certain Smile, a Certain Sadness

Rating: 3.67
12 votes
100
June of 44
Tropics and Meridians

Rating: 3.66
19 votes
101
Fields of the Nephilim
Zoon

Rating: 3.66
16 votes
102
Cat Power
Myra Lee

Rating: 3.64
70 votes
103
Frank Black
The Cult of Ray

Rating: 3.64
18 votes
104
Jawbox
Jawbox

Rating: 3.64
58 votes
105
Far
Tin Cans with Strings to You

Rating: 3.64
58 votes
106
Ween
12 Golden Country Greats

Rating: 3.63
87 votes
107
Incubus
Enjoy Incubus

Rating: 3.63
217 votes
108
Super Furry Animals
Fuzzy Logic

Rating: 3.63
31 votes
109
Bowery Electric
Beat

Rating: 3.63
40 votes
110
The Smashing Pumpkins
Zero

Rating: 3.62
273 votes
111
Stone Temple Pilots
Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican...

Rating: 3.62
916 votes
112
Thought Industry
Outer Space Is Just A Martini Away

Rating: 3.62
17 votes
113
Archers of Loaf
All the Nation's Airports

Rating: 3.61
38 votes
114
Everything But The Girl
Walking Wounded

Rating: 3.59
23 votes
115
Neutral Milk Hotel
On Avery Island

Rating: 3.58
2298 votes
116
Superdrag
Regretfully Yours

Rating: 3.58
19 votes
117
Bloodhound Gang
One Fierce Beer Coaster

Rating: 3.58
144 votes
118
Bikini Kill
Reject All American

Rating: 3.58
20 votes
119
No-Man
Wild Opera

Rating: 3.55
40 votes
120
The Lemonheads
Car Button Cloth

Rating: 3.55
11 votes
121
Matchbox Twenty
Yourself or Someone Like You

Rating: 3.54
289 votes
122
311
Enlarged to Show Detail

Rating: 3.53
19 votes
123
Gin Blossoms
Congratulations... I'm Sorry

Rating: 3.52
29 votes
124
Jimmy Eat World
Static Prevails

Rating: 3.52
281 votes
125
Pavement
Pacific Trim

Rating: 3.5
24 votes
126
Chokebore
A Taste For Bitters

Rating: 3.5
22 votes
127
Porno For Pyros
Good God's Urge

Rating: 3.48
25 votes
128
Kent
Verkligen

Rating: 3.47
15 votes
129
Shihad
Shihad

Rating: 3.45
20 votes
130
They Might Be Giants
Factory Showroom

Rating: 3.45
19 votes
131
Stabbing Westward
Wither Blister Burn & Peel

Rating: 3.43
77 votes
132
The Cranberries
To the Faithful Departed

Rating: 3.42
101 votes
133
Sense Field
Building

Rating: 3.42
12 votes
134
Babylon Zoo
The Boy With The X-Ray Eyes

Rating: 3.41
17 votes
135
The Verve Pipe
Villains

Rating: 3.41
33 votes
136
Bad Religion
The Gray Race

Rating: 3.4
284 votes
137
The Presidents of the USA
II

Rating: 3.4
86 votes
138
Nada Surf
High/Low

Rating: 3.38
130 votes
139
Tonic
Lemon Parade

Rating: 3.38
34 votes
140
AFI
Very Proud Of Ya

Rating: 3.38
349 votes
141
Better Than Ezra
Friction, Baby

Rating: 3.31
13 votes
142
Moist
Creature

Rating: 3.29
24 votes
143
Sponge
Wax Ecstatic

Rating: 3.29
42 votes
144
Les Claypool
Highball with the devil

Rating: 3.28
25 votes
145
Lush
Lovelife

Rating: 3.24
37 votes
146
Bush
Razorblade Suitcase

Rating: 3.24
634 votes
147
Gravity Kills
Gravity Kills

Rating: 3.24
17 votes
148
Barenaked Ladies
Born on a Pirate Ship

Rating: 3.23
49 votes
149
Cocteau Twins
Milk & Kisses

Rating: 3.23
48 votes
150
Andrew Bird
Music Of Hair

Rating: 3.22
54 votes
151
Newsboys
Take Me To Your Leader

Rating: 3.13
28 votes
152
Gob
Too Late...No Friends

Rating: 3.11
27 votes
153
Mike Patton
Adult Themes for Voice

Rating: 3.02
47 votes



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