Best Alternative Rock Albums of 1996


01
bloodthirsty butchers
Kocorono

4.63
16 votes
02
Swans
Soundtracks for the Blind

4.46
847 votes
03
Tool
Aenima

4.45
5110 votes
04
Weezer
Pinkerton

4.41
2853 votes
05
hide
Psyence

4.39
14 votes
06
Failure
Fantastic Planet

4.3
730 votes
07
Waltari
Yeah! Yeah! Die! Die! Death Metal Symphony in Deep

4.29
19 votes
08
The Divine Comedy
Casanova

4.27
26 votes
09
In Flames
The Jester Race

4.25
2084 votes
10
Swans
Die Tur ist zu

4.23
28 votes
11
Belle and Sebastian
If You're Feeling Sinister

4.22
1743 votes
12
Fishmans
Long Season

4.19
53 votes
13
Guided by Voices
Sunfish Holy Breakfast

4.18
22 votes
14
Sublime
Sublime

4.18
1455 votes
15
The Roots
Illadelph Halflife

4.18
291 votes
16
Radiohead
Street Spirit (Fade Out)

4.16
75 votes
17
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Take It From The Man!

4.15
164 votes
18
Modest Mouse
This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About

4.13
3525 votes
19
Unwound
Repetition

4.13
255 votes
20
Swirlies
They Spent Their Wild Youthful Days

4.13
32 votes
21
Beck
Odelay!

4.12
1090 votes
22
Yann Tiersen
Rue des Cascades

4.11
14 votes
23
The Olivia Tremor Control
Dusk at Cubist Castle

4.09
488 votes
24
dEUS
In a Bar, Under the Sea

4.09
67 votes
25
Girls Against Boys
House of GVSB

4.09
17 votes
26
Brainiac
Hissing Prigs in Static Couture

4.08
42 votes
27
Rachel's
Music for Egon Schiele

4.08
51 votes
28
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Their Satanic Majesties' Second Request

4.08
192 votes
29
Texas Is the Reason
Do You Know Who You Are?

4.08
346 votes
30
Luna Sea
Style

4.08
20 votes
31
Guided by Voices
Under the Bushes Under the Stars

4.07
202 votes
32
Bedhead
Beheaded

4.07
42 votes
33
Elevator To Hell
Parts 1-3

4.07
21 votes
34
The Living End
It's for Your Own Good

4.07
14 votes
35
Polvo
Exploded Drawing

4.07
72 votes
36
Labradford
Labradford

4.06
39 votes
37
Idaho
Three Sheets to the Wind

4.06
16 votes
38
Noir Desir
666.667 Club

4.06
25 votes
39
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Murder Ballads

4.06
396 votes
40
Dirty Three
Horse Stories

4.06
98 votes
41
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Thank God For Mental Illness

4.05
110 votes
42
Rachel's
The Sea and the Bells

4.04
81 votes
43
Manic Street Preachers
Everything Must Go

4.03
262 votes
44
The Refreshments
Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy

4.03
32 votes
45
The Afghan Whigs
Black Love

4.02
164 votes
46
Tori Amos
Boys for Pele

4.01
163 votes
47
Ani DiFranco
Dilate

4.01
41 votes
48
Tortoise
Millions Now Living Will Never Die

4.01
331 votes
49
Velour 100
Fall Sounds

4
22 votes
50
Tocotronic
Wir Kommen Um Uns Zu Beschweren

4
18 votes
51
Belle and Sebastian
Tigermilk

4
753 votes
52
Social Distortion
White Light White Heat White Trash

4
217 votes
53
Stereolab
Emperor Tomato Ketchup

3.99
132 votes
54
I Mother Earth
Scenery & Fish

3.98
52 votes
55
Sloan
One Chord to Another

3.98
40 votes
56
Local H
As Good as Dead

3.97
318 votes
57
Silver Jews
The Natural Bridge

3.97
70 votes
58
Screaming Trees
Dust

3.96
388 votes
59
Eels
Beautiful Freak

3.94
609 votes
60
The Mountain Goats
Nothing for Juice

3.94
78 votes
61
Rollerskate Skinny
Horsedrawn Wishes

3.93
21 votes
62
Red House Painters
Songs for a Blue Guitar

3.93
384 votes
63
Low
The Curtain Hits the Cast

3.91
189 votes
64
The Promise Ring
30 Degrees Everywhere

3.91
85 votes
65
Braid
The Age of Octeen

3.9
92 votes
66
Wilco
Being There

3.9
598 votes
67
Fiona Apple
Tidal

3.9
534 votes
68
Mazzy Star
Among My Swan

3.89
70 votes
69
Ks Choice
Paradise in Me

3.89
14 votes
70
Dave Matthews Band
Crash

3.89
312 votes
71
Cibo Matto
Viva! La Woman

3.88
34 votes
72
Archive
Londinium

3.88
47 votes
73
The American Analog Set
The Fun of Watching Fireworks

3.88
24 votes
74
Lovesliescrushing
Xuvetyn

3.88
20 votes
75
The Frames
Fitzcarraldo

3.88
16 votes
76
The Wrens
Secaucus

3.87
78 votes
77
Semisonic
Great Divide

3.86
29 votes
78
Smog
The Doctor Came at Dawn

3.86
76 votes
79
Modest Mouse
Interstate 8

3.85
513 votes
80
L'arc-en-Ciel
True

3.85
13 votes
81
Fishmans
Kuuchuu Camp

3.85
13 votes
82
Karate
Karate

3.84
19 votes
83
Cat Power
What Would the Community Think

3.84
112 votes
84
Phish
Billy Breathes

3.84
95 votes
85
Die Toten Hosen
Opium fuers Volk

3.83
18 votes
86
Silkworm
Firewater

3.82
34 votes
87
Rocketship
A Certain Smile, a Certain Sadness

3.82
38 votes
88
Sleater-Kinney
Call the Doctor

3.81
85 votes
89
HIM
666 Ways to Love: Prologue

3.8
32 votes
90
Heatmiser
Mic City Sons

3.79
180 votes
91
Cake
Fashion Nugget

3.79
406 votes
92
R.E.M.
New Adventures in Hi-Fi

3.77
590 votes
93
Anathema
Eternity

3.77
393 votes
94
Talulah Gosh
Backwash

3.77
13 votes
95
Jeremy Enigk
Return of the Frog Queen

3.76
17 votes
96
June of 44
Tropics and Meridians

3.76
29 votes
97
All Natural Lemon and Lime Flavors
All Natural Lemon and Lime Flavors

3.75
24 votes
98
Eric's Trip
Purple Blue

3.75
16 votes
99
Ash
1977

3.75
126 votes
100
The Wallflowers
Bringing Down the Horse

3.74
133 votes
101
Suede
Coming Up

3.74
224 votes
102
Counting Crows
Recovering The Satellites

3.73
146 votes
103
King's X
Ear Candy

3.73
52 votes
104
Kashmir
Cruzential

3.73
26 votes
105
Chavez
Ride The Fader

3.73
13 votes
106
The Auteurs
After Murder Park

3.72
18 votes
107
Boys Life
Departures & Landfalls

3.71
31 votes
108
Archers of Loaf
All the Nation's Airports

3.7
30 votes
109
Soundgarden
Down on the Upside

3.7
2058 votes
110
The Tragically Hip
Trouble At The Henhouse

3.69
31 votes
111
Pavement
Pacific Trim

3.69
39 votes
112
Pearl Jam
No Code

3.68
1456 votes
113
Fields of the Nephilim
Zoon

3.68
20 votes
114
Super Furry Animals
Fuzzy Logic

3.67
38 votes
115
Sebadoh
Harmacy

3.67
136 votes
116
Bowery Electric
Beat

3.67
33 votes
117
Incubus
Enjoy Incubus

3.66
245 votes
118
Earth
Pentastar: In The Style Of Demons

3.66
150 votes
119
Smashing Pumpkins
Zero

3.66
297 votes
120
Blind Melon
Nico

3.65
156 votes
121
Soul Coughing
Irresistable Bliss

3.64
42 votes
122
Regurgitator
Tu Plang

3.64
28 votes
123
Dub War
Wrong Side of Beautiful

3.64
14 votes
124
Jawbox
Jawbox

3.64
39 votes
125
Far
Tin Cans with Strings to You

3.64
62 votes
126
Everything But The Girl
Walking Wounded

3.63
26 votes
127
Stone Temple Pilots
Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican...

3.63
1066 votes
128
Superdrag
Regretfully Yours

3.62
21 votes
129
Gastr del Sol
Upgrade & Afterlife

3.6
25 votes
130
Thought Industry
Outer Space Is Just a Martini Away

3.6
20 votes
131
Bikini Kill
Reject All American

3.59
32 votes
132
Bloodhound Gang
One Fierce Beer Coaster

3.59
159 votes
133
Jimmy Eat World
Static Prevails

3.59
363 votes
134
Ween
12 Golden Country Greats

3.58
119 votes
135
Dizzy Mizz Lizzy
Rotator

3.57
14 votes
136
Neutral Milk Hotel
On Avery Island

3.57
2784 votes
137
Fun Lovin' Criminals
Come Find Yourself

3.57
30 votes
138
Cat Power
Myra Lee

3.56
82 votes
139
Matchbox Twenty
Yourself or Someone Like You

3.56
337 votes
140
No-Man
Wild Opera

3.56
27 votes
141
Chokebore
A Taste For Bitters

3.54
24 votes
142
Skunk Anansie
Stoosh

3.53
58 votes
143
Porno For Pyros
Good God's Urge

3.53
39 votes
144
Throwing Muses
Limbo

3.5
18 votes
145
Limblifter
Limblifter

3.5
18 votes
146
Sense Field
Building

3.5
17 votes
147
The Lemonheads
Car Button Cloth

3.5
16 votes
148
Kent
Verkligen

3.47
19 votes
149
They Might Be Giants
Factory Showroom

3.47
62 votes
150
311
Enlarged to Show Detail

3.45
20 votes
151
Fountains of Wayne
Fountains Of Wayne

3.44
31 votes
152
The Halo Benders
Don't Tell Me Now

3.43
21 votes
153
Stabbing Westward
Wither Blister Burn & Peel

3.43
96 votes
154
Gin Blossoms
Congratulations... I'm Sorry

3.42
31 votes
155
Nada Surf
High/Low

3.41
160 votes
156
The Verve Pipe
Villains

3.4
35 votes
157
Frank Black
The Cult of Ray

3.4
25 votes
158
AFI
Very Proud of Ya

3.39
392 votes
159
Gravity Kills
Gravity Kills

3.38
26 votes
160
The Presidents of the USA
II

3.38
92 votes
161
The Cranberries
To the Faithful Departed

3.38
112 votes
162
Feeder
Swim

3.38
16 votes
163
Arab Strap
The Week Never Starts Round Here

3.37
15 votes
164
Shihad
Shihad

3.35
23 votes
165
Queens of the Stone Age
Gamma Ray

3.35
13 votes
166
Moist
Creature

3.34
29 votes
167
Tonic
Lemon Parade

3.34
44 votes
168
Sponge
Wax Ecstatic

3.28
46 votes
169
Les Claypool
Highball with the devil

3.27
26 votes
170
Staind
Tormented

3.24
183 votes
171
Andrew Bird
Music Of Hair

3.23
30 votes
172
Barenaked Ladies
Born on a Pirate Ship

3.23
55 votes
173
Babylon Zoo
The Boy With The X-Ray Eyes

3.22
23 votes
174
Cocteau Twins
Milk & Kisses

3.21
63 votes
175
Bush
Razorblade Suitcase

3.21
716 votes
176
Gob
Too Late...No Friends

3.16
34 votes
177
Lush
Lovelife

3.16
56 votes
178
Better Than Ezra
Friction, Baby

3.12
17 votes
179
Newsboys
Take Me To Your Leader

3.11
32 votes



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