Best Alternative Rock Albums of 1996


01
Tool
Aenima

4.45
4557 votes
02
Swans
Soundtracks for the Blind

4.43
582 votes
03
Weezer
Pinkerton

4.39
4764 votes
04
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Psyence

4.38
13 votes
05
Guided by Voices
Sunfish Holy Breakfast

4.36
14 votes
06
Waltari
Yeah! Yeah! Die! Die! Death Metal Symphony in Deep

4.34
16 votes
07
Swans
Die Tur ist zu

4.29
17 votes
08
The Divine Comedy
Casanova

4.29
21 votes
09
Failure
Fantastic Planet

4.27
470 votes
10
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Take It From The Man!

4.24
124 votes
11
Belle and Sebastian
If You're Feeling Sinister

4.2
936 votes
12
Sublime
Sublime

4.19
1319 votes
13
Radiohead
Street Spirit (Fade Out)

4.14
62 votes
14
Modest Mouse
This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To..

4.13
2835 votes
15
Beck
Odelay!

4.13
1892 votes
16
Rachel's
Music for Egon Schiele

4.11
35 votes
17
Shihad
Killjoy

4.11
18 votes
18
Unwound
Repetition

4.11
171 votes
19
dEUS
In a Bar, Under the Sea

4.1
61 votes
20
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Thank God For Mental Illness

4.1
92 votes
21
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Murder Ballads

4.1
317 votes
22
Labradford
Labradford

4.1
26 votes
23
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Their Satanic Majesties' Second Request

4.1
146 votes
24
Elevator To Hell
Parts 1-3

4.08
18 votes
25
Guided by Voices
Under the Bushes Under the Stars

4.08
158 votes
26
Smog
The Doctor Came at Dawn

4.08
52 votes
27
The Wrens
Secaucus

4.07
56 votes
28
The Living End
It's for Your Own Good

4.07
14 votes
29
The Olivia Tremor Control
Dusk at Cubist Castle

4.07
432 votes
30
Dirty Three
Horse Stories

4.07
81 votes
31
The Refreshments
Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy

4.07
15 votes
32
Brainiac
Hissing Prigs in Static Couture

4.06
32 votes
33
Luna Sea
Style

4.06
17 votes
34
Polvo
Exploded Drawing

4.06
43 votes
35
Texas Is the Reason
Do You Know Who You Are?

4.05
290 votes
36
Manic Street Preachers
Everything Must Go

4.03
231 votes
37
Ani DiFranco
Dilate

4.03
34 votes
38
Noir Désir
666.667 Club

4.03
20 votes
39
Low
The Curtain Hits the Cast

4.02
132 votes
40
Rachel's
The Sea and the Bells

4.02
68 votes
41
The Mountain Goats
Nothing for Juice

4.02
56 votes
42
The Afghan Whigs
Black Love

4.01
138 votes
43
Tori Amos
Boys for Pele

4
142 votes
44
Tortoise
Millions Now Living Will Never Die

4
259 votes
45
Silver Jews
The Natural Bridge

4
25 votes
46
Local H
As Good as Dead

3.99
174 votes
47
Screaming Trees
Dust

3.98
324 votes
48
Sloan
One Chord to Another

3.98
40 votes
49
Fishmans
Long Season

3.96
26 votes
50
Whiskeytown
Faithless Street

3.96
13 votes
51
Ks Choice
Paradise in Me

3.96
13 votes
52
Belle and Sebastian
Tigermilk

3.96
398 votes
53
Braid
The Age of Octeen

3.94
82 votes
54
I Mother Earth
Scenery & Fish

3.94
47 votes
55
Stereolab
Emperor Tomato Ketchup

3.93
210 votes
56
Marilyn Manson
Antichrist Superstar

3.93
1054 votes
57
Archive
Londinium

3.93
36 votes
58
The Frames
Fitzcarraldo

3.92
13 votes
59
Eels
Beautiful Freak

3.92
366 votes
60
The Promise Ring
30 Degrees Everywhere

3.9
78 votes
61
Mazzy Star
Among My Swan

3.9
46 votes
62
Fiona Apple
Tidal

3.89
442 votes
63
Red House Painters
Songs for a Blue Guitar

3.89
273 votes
64
Dave Matthews Band
Crash

3.88
292 votes
65
Wilco
Being There

3.88
498 votes
66
Cibo Matto
Viva! La Woman

3.86
25 votes
67
Cat Power
What Would the Community Think

3.85
88 votes
68
Silkworm
Firewater

3.85
26 votes
69
Modest Mouse
Interstate 8

3.84
381 votes
70
Fun Lovin Criminals
Come Find Yourself

3.83
21 votes
71
Elysian Fields
Bleed Your Cedar

3.83
18 votes
72
Semisonic
Great Divide

3.83
23 votes
73
Heatmiser
Mic City Sons

3.82
136 votes
74
Rollerskate Skinny
Horsedrawn Wishes

3.8
15 votes
75
Phish
Billy Breathes

3.79
85 votes
76
The Tragically Hip
Trouble At The Henhouse

3.79
26 votes
77
R.E.M.
New Adventures in Hi-Fi

3.79
474 votes
78
Anathema
Eternity

3.79
334 votes
79
HIM
666 Ways to Love: Prologue

3.79
28 votes
80
Rocketship
A Certain Smile, a Certain Sadness

3.79
14 votes
81
All Natural Lemon and Lime Flavors
All Natural Lemon and Lime Flavors

3.79
14 votes
82
Cake
Fashion Nugget

3.79
377 votes
83
Sleater-Kinney
Call The Doctor

3.78
37 votes
84
Kashmir
Cruzential

3.75
24 votes
85
The Wallflowers
Bringing Down The Horse

3.75
120 votes
86
Gastr del Sol
Upgrade & Afterlife

3.74
19 votes
87
Counting Crows
Recovering The Satellites

3.72
132 votes
88
Suede
Coming Up

3.71
180 votes
89
Sebadoh
Harmacy

3.71
165 votes
90
Pearl Jam
No Code

3.71
1260 votes
91
Ash
1977

3.71
53 votes
92
Regurgitator
Tu Plang

3.69
26 votes
93
Soundgarden
Down on the Upside

3.69
1802 votes
94
King's X
Ear Candy

3.68
46 votes
95
Soul Coughing
Irresistable Bliss

3.68
31 votes
96
Far
Tin Cans with Strings to You

3.68
60 votes
97
Blind Melon
Nico

3.67
66 votes
98
Jawbox
Jawbox

3.66
62 votes
99
Bowery Electric
Beat

3.66
22 votes
100
Super Furry Animals
Fuzzy Logic

3.66
32 votes
101
Boys Life
Departures & Landfalls

3.65
20 votes
102
Cat Power
Myra Lee

3.64
70 votes
103
Incubus
Enjoy Incubus

3.63
221 votes
104
The Smashing Pumpkins
Zero

3.63
270 votes
105
June of 44
Tropics and Meridians

3.63
20 votes
106
Fields of the Nephilim
Zoon

3.63
16 votes
107
Stone Temple Pilots
Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican...

3.62
946 votes
108
Archers of Loaf
All the Nation's Airports

3.61
38 votes
109
Frank Black
The Cult of Ray

3.61
19 votes
110
Bikini Kill
Reject All American

3.59
22 votes
111
Everything But The Girl
Walking Wounded

3.59
23 votes
112
Neutral Milk Hotel
On Avery Island

3.58
2349 votes
113
Superdrag
Regretfully Yours

3.58
19 votes
114
Thought Industry
Outer Space Is Just A Martini Away

3.58
19 votes
115
The Lemonheads
Car Button Cloth

3.58
13 votes
116
Ween
12 Golden Country Greats

3.58
92 votes
117
Bloodhound Gang
One Fierce Beer Coaster

3.57
145 votes
118
No-Man
Wild Opera

3.57
44 votes
119
Jimmy Eat World
Static Prevails

3.56
301 votes
120
Matchbox Twenty
Yourself or Someone Like You

3.56
298 votes
121
Chokebore
A Taste For Bitters

3.55
22 votes
122
Gin Blossoms
Congratulations... I'm Sorry

3.52
29 votes
123
They Might Be Giants
Factory Showroom

3.5
42 votes
124
Porno For Pyros
Good God's Urge

3.5
27 votes
125
Pavement
Pacific Trim

3.5
24 votes
126
Kent
Verkligen

3.47
15 votes
127
Shihad
Shihad

3.45
20 votes
128
311
Enlarged to Show Detail

3.45
20 votes
129
The Verve Pipe
Villains

3.42
33 votes
130
Tonic
Lemon Parade

3.42
36 votes
131
Babylon Zoo
The Boy With The X-Ray Eyes

3.41
17 votes
132
Stabbing Westward
Wither Blister Burn & Peel

3.41
79 votes
133
The Cranberries
To the Faithful Departed

3.41
103 votes
134
AFI
Very Proud of Ya

3.4
365 votes
135
Moist
Creature

3.4
26 votes
136
Bad Religion
The Gray Race

3.4
294 votes
137
Nada Surf
High/Low

3.4
132 votes
138
The Presidents of the USA
II

3.4
88 votes
139
Better Than Ezra
Friction, Baby

3.31
13 votes
140
Gravity Kills
Gravity Kills

3.29
19 votes
141
Les Claypool
Highball with the devil

3.28
25 votes
142
Sponge
Wax Ecstatic

3.25
40 votes
143
Lush
Lovelife

3.25
38 votes
144
Barenaked Ladies
Born on a Pirate Ship

3.23
49 votes
145
Cocteau Twins
Milk & Kisses

3.23
50 votes
146
Bush
Razorblade Suitcase

3.22
640 votes
147
Andrew Bird
Music Of Hair

3.2
56 votes
148
Gob
Too Late...No Friends

3.14
29 votes
149
Newsboys
Take Me To Your Leader

3.13
28 votes
150
Mike Patton
Adult Themes for Voice

3.01
46 votes



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