Best Alternative Rock Albums of 1996


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Psyence

4.5
16 votes
02
Tool
Ænima

4.46
5413 votes
03
bloodthirsty butchers
Kocorono

4.45
20 votes
04
Swans
Soundtracks for the Blind

4.45
988 votes
05
Weezer
Pinkerton

4.4
6200 votes
06
Failure
Fantastic Planet

4.35
878 votes
07
Waltari
Yeah! Yeah! Die! Die! Death Metal Symphony in Deep

4.29
19 votes
08
In Flames
The Jester Race

4.26
2261 votes
09
Belle and Sebastian
If You're Feeling Sinister

4.23
1998 votes
10
The Posies
Amazing disgrace

4.2
20 votes
11
Fishmans
Long Season

4.17
106 votes
12
Robert Pollard
Not In My Airforce

4.17
15 votes
13
Modest Mouse
This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About

4.16
3987 votes
14
Harry Pussy
What Was Music?

4.16
19 votes
15
The Divine Comedy
Casanova

4.15
27 votes
16
Beck
Odelay

4.13
1173 votes
17
Lisa Germano
Excerpts From A Love Circus

4.12
13 votes
18
Swans
Die Tür Ist Zu

4.11
33 votes
19
Brainiac
Hissing Prigs in Static Couture

4.1
54 votes
20
Radiohead
Street Spirit (Fade Out)

4.1
88 votes
21
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Their Satanic Majesties' Second Request

4.09
123 votes
22
Luna Sea
Style

4.09
22 votes
23
The Olivia Tremor Control
Dusk at Cubist Castle

4.08
534 votes
24
Guided by Voices
Under the Bushes Under the Stars

4.08
226 votes
25
Girls Against Boys
House of GVSB

4.08
38 votes
26
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Take It From The Man!

4.08
108 votes
27
Texas Is the Reason
Do You Know Who You Are?

4.08
379 votes
28
Noir Desir
666.667 Club

4.07
27 votes
29
The Living End
It's for Your Own Good

4.07
14 votes
30
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Murder Ballads

4.07
475 votes
31
Labradford
Labradford

4.07
46 votes
32
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Thank God For Mental Illness

4.06
68 votes
33
Rachel's
The Sea and the Bells

4.05
88 votes
34
Swirlies
They Spent Their Wild Youthful Days...

4.04
54 votes
35
The Refreshments
Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy

4.03
32 votes
36
The Afghan Whigs
Black Love

4.03
333 votes
37
Belle and Sebastian
Tigermilk

4.03
897 votes
38
Tori Amos
Boys for Pele

4.02
185 votes
39
Dirty Three
Horse Stories

4.02
104 votes
40
Manic Street Preachers
Everything Must Go

4.02
297 votes
41
Rachel's
Music for Egon Schiele

4.02
65 votes
42
dEUS
In a Bar, Under the Sea

4.01
72 votes
43
Polvo
Exploded Drawing

4.01
83 votes
44
Tortoise
Millions Now Living Will Never Die

4
360 votes
45
Cracker
The Golden Age

4
20 votes
46
The Czars
Moodswing

4
15 votes
47
The Afghan Whigs
Honky's Ladder

4
15 votes
48
Stereolab
Emperor Tomato Ketchup

3.99
166 votes
49
I Mother Earth
Scenery & Fish

3.99
110 votes
50
Ani DiFranco
Dilate

3.99
46 votes
51
Silver Jews
The Natural Bridge

3.99
40 votes
52
Local H
As Good as Dead

3.97
345 votes
53
Guided by Voices
Sunfish Holy Breakfast

3.96
28 votes
54
Sloan
One Chord to Another

3.96
54 votes
55
Screaming Trees
Dust

3.96
211 votes
56
Rollerskate Skinny
Horsedrawn Wishes

3.94
27 votes
57
Eels
Beautiful Freak

3.93
663 votes
58
Tocotronic
Wir Kommen Um Uns Zu Beschweren

3.93
21 votes
59
Cibo Matto
Viva! La Woman

3.93
41 votes
60
Fiona Apple
Tidal

3.93
311 votes
61
Whiskeytown
Faithless Street

3.92
13 votes
62
The Boo Radleys
C'mon Kids

3.92
13 votes
63
Wilco
Being There

3.91
339 votes
64
Braid
The Age of Octeen

3.91
97 votes
65
Low
The Curtain Hits the Cast

3.9
243 votes
66
Red House Painters
Songs for a Blue Guitar

3.89
342 votes
67
Velour 100
Fall Sounds

3.89
28 votes
68
The Frames
Fitzcarraldo

3.88
17 votes
69
The Promise Ring
30 Degrees Everywhere

3.88
93 votes
70
Smog
The Doctor Came at Dawn

3.88
88 votes
71
Bedhead
Beheaded

3.88
60 votes
72
Rocketship
A Certain Smile, a Certain Sadness

3.88
48 votes
73
Dave Matthews Band
Crash

3.87
324 votes
74
Sleater-Kinney
Call the Doctor

3.87
93 votes
75
Modest Mouse
Interstate 8

3.86
573 votes
76
The Mountain Goats
Nothing for Juice

3.86
98 votes
77
Semisonic
Great Divide

3.86
76 votes
78
Fishmans
Kuuchuu Camp

3.85
24 votes
79
L'arc-en-Ciel
True

3.85
13 votes
80
Lovesliescrushing
Xuvetyn

3.84
29 votes
81
Ks Choice
Paradise in Me

3.84
32 votes
82
Archive
Londinium

3.84
58 votes
83
The Wrens
Secaucus

3.84
88 votes
84
Talulah Gosh
Backwash

3.83
15 votes
85
Karate
Karate

3.83
23 votes
86
Jeremy Enigk
Return of the Frog Queen

3.82
19 votes
87
HIM
666 Ways to Love: Prologue

3.81
34 votes
88
The American Analog Set
The Fun of Watching Fireworks

3.81
26 votes
89
Heatmiser
Mic City Sons

3.8
218 votes
90
Silkworm
Firewater

3.8
44 votes
91
Anathema
Eternity

3.79
428 votes
92
June of 44
Tropics and Meridians

3.79
34 votes
93
Die Toten Hosen
Opium fuers Volk

3.79
19 votes
94
Cake
Fashion Nugget

3.79
425 votes
95
Phish
Billy Breathes

3.78
99 votes
96
Boys Life
Departures & Landfalls

3.78
40 votes
97
Cat Power
What Would the Community Think

3.77
132 votes
98
Chavez
Ride The Fader

3.75
18 votes
99
R.E.M.
New Adventures in Hi-Fi

3.75
646 votes
100
Ash
1977

3.75
73 votes
101
The Wallflowers
Bringing Down the Horse

3.75
142 votes
102
Bowery Electric
Beat

3.74
46 votes
103
Counting Crows
Recovering The Satellites

3.73
150 votes
104
Idaho
Three Sheets to the Wind

3.72
18 votes
105
Suede
Coming Up

3.71
260 votes
106
Soundgarden
Down on the Upside

3.71
2286 votes
107
King's X
Ear Candy

3.7
59 votes
108
Jawbox
Jawbox

3.7
45 votes
109
Super Furry Animals
Fuzzy Logic

3.69
45 votes
110
The Tragically Hip
Trouble At The Henhouse

3.69
32 votes
111
Tracy Bonham
The Burdens Of Being Upright

3.69
16 votes
112
Kashmir
Cruzential

3.68
28 votes
113
Eric's Trip
Purple Blue

3.68
28 votes
114
Jimmy Eat World
Static Prevails

3.67
448 votes
115
Soul Coughing
Irresistable Bliss

3.66
46 votes
116
Blind Melon
Nico

3.66
166 votes
117
Pearl Jam
No Code

3.66
1618 votes
118
Archers of Loaf
All the Nation's Airports

3.66
38 votes
119
The Smashing Pumpkins
Zero

3.66
309 votes
120
Far
Tin Cans with Strings to You

3.65
66 votes
121
Incubus
Enjoy Incubus

3.65
261 votes
122
Regurgitator
Tu Plang

3.65
34 votes
123
Superdrag
Regretfully Yours

3.64
21 votes
124
Limblifter
Limblifter

3.64
21 votes
125
Sebadoh
Harmacy

3.64
234 votes
126
Everything But the Girl
Walking Wounded

3.64
29 votes
127
Stone Temple Pilots
Tiny Music... Songs From the Vatican Gift Shop

3.63
1146 votes
128
Gastr del Sol
Upgrade & Afterlife

3.63
28 votes
129
Earth
Pentastar: In The Style Of Demons

3.62
162 votes
130
The Auteurs
After Murder Park

3.6
20 votes
131
Broken Hearts Are Blue
The Truth About Love

3.6
15 votes
132
Thought Industry
Outer Space Is Just a Martini Away

3.6
21 votes
133
Pavement
Pacific Trim

3.59
48 votes
134
Fun Lovin' Criminals
Come Find Yourself

3.59
32 votes
135
No-Man
Wild Opera

3.59
29 votes
136
The Cardigans
First Band on the Moon

3.58
132 votes
137
Ween
12 Golden Country Greats

3.57
136 votes
138
Porno For Pyros
Good God's Urge

3.56
51 votes
139
Neutral Milk Hotel
On Avery Island

3.55
3015 votes
140
Bloodhound Gang
One Fierce Beer Coaster

3.55
172 votes
141
Matchbox Twenty
Yourself or Someone Like You

3.55
360 votes
142
All Natural Lemon and Lime Flavors
All Natural Lemon and Lime Flavors

3.55
22 votes
143
Chokebore
A Taste For Bitters

3.54
24 votes
144
The Beautiful South
Blue Is The Colour

3.53
17 votes
145
Feeder
Swim

3.5
20 votes
146
Sense Field
Building

3.5
16 votes
147
Kent
Verkligen

3.48
22 votes
148
Arab Strap
The Week Never Starts Round Here

3.48
60 votes
149
Cat Power
Myra Lee

3.47
96 votes
150
Bikini Kill
Reject All American

3.47
43 votes
151
Republica
Republica

3.46
13 votes
152
Throwing Muses
Limbo

3.45
22 votes
153
311
Enlarged to Show Detail

3.45
21 votes
154
Stabbing Westward
Wither Blister Burn & Peel

3.45
94 votes
155
They Might Be Giants
Factory Showroom

3.45
62 votes
156
The Verve Pipe
Villains

3.45
78 votes
157
The Lemonheads
Car Button Cloth

3.44
34 votes
158
Fountains of Wayne
Fountains Of Wayne

3.43
35 votes
159
Frank Black
The Cult of Ray

3.42
26 votes
160
Adam Sandler
What The Hell Happened To Me!

3.39
42 votes
161
Gin Blossoms
Congratulations... I'm Sorry

3.39
32 votes
162
Queens of the Stone Age
Gamma Ray

3.38
13 votes
163
Gravity Kills
Gravity Kills

3.38
30 votes
164
Nada Surf
High/Low

3.38
178 votes
165
Shihad
Shihad

3.38
24 votes
166
The Cranberries
To the Faithful Departed

3.37
120 votes
167
Tonic
Lemon Parade

3.34
92 votes
168
The Presidents of the United States of America
II

3.33
102 votes
169
The Halo Benders
Don't Tell Me Now

3.33
27 votes
170
AFI
Very Proud of Ya

3.32
418 votes
171
Moist
Creature

3.32
60 votes
172
Les Claypool
Highball with the devil

3.3
30 votes
173
Staind
Tormented

3.24
192 votes
174
Sponge
Wax Ecstatic

3.24
50 votes
175
Disco Inferno
Technicolour

3.23
13 votes
176
Andrew Bird
Music Of Hair

3.23
31 votes
177
Barenaked Ladies
Born on a Pirate Ship

3.22
59 votes
178
Babylon Zoo
The Boy With The X-Ray Eyes

3.19
24 votes
179
Bush
Razorblade Suitcase

3.19
748 votes
180
Better Than Ezra
Friction, Baby

3.1
40 votes
181
Newsboys
Take Me To Your Leader

3.09
33 votes
182
Lush
Lovelife

3.08
72 votes
183
Unwritten Law
Oz Factor

3.03
15 votes



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