Best Alternative Rock Albums of 1996


01
bloodthirsty butchers
Kocorono

4.5
18 votes
02
Tool
Aenima

4.45
5064 votes
03
Swans
Soundtracks for the Blind

4.45
822 votes
04
Weezer
Pinkerton

4.41
5624 votes
05
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Psyence

4.37
15 votes
06
The Divine Comedy
Casanova

4.34
25 votes
07
Failure
Fantastic Planet

4.31
716 votes
08
Waltari
Yeah! Yeah! Die! Die! Death Metal Symphony in Deep

4.29
19 votes
09
In Flames
The Jester Race

4.25
2064 votes
10
Swans
Die Tur ist zu

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

4.22
1716 votes
12
Guided by Voices
Sunfish Holy Breakfast

4.18
22 votes
13
Sublime
Sublime

4.17
1439 votes
14
The Roots
Illadelph Halflife

4.17
286 votes
15
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Take It From The Man!

4.15
162 votes
16
Radiohead
Street Spirit (Fade Out)

4.15
70 votes
17
Fishmans
Long Season

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

4.13
3471 votes
19
Swirlies
They Spent Their Wild Youthful Days

4.13
32 votes
20
Unwound
Repetition

4.12
246 votes
21
Beck
Odelay!

4.11
2150 votes
22
Yann Tiersen
Rue des Cascades

4.11
14 votes
23
dEUS
In a Bar, Under the Sea

4.11
66 votes
24
The Olivia Tremor Control
Dusk at Cubist Castle

4.1
482 votes
25
Rachel's
Music for Egon Schiele

4.09
50 votes
26
Elevator To Hell
Parts 1-3

4.08
18 votes
27
Luna Sea
Style

4.08
19 votes
28
Polvo
Exploded Drawing

4.07
68 votes
29
Bedhead
Beheaded

4.07
42 votes
30
The Living End
It's for Your Own Good

4.07
14 votes
31
Texas Is the Reason
Do You Know Who You Are?

4.07
342 votes
32
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Their Satanic Majesties' Second Request

4.07
186 votes
33
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Murder Ballads

4.06
388 votes
34
Labradford
Labradford

4.06
39 votes
35
Dirty Three
Horse Stories

4.06
95 votes
36
Noir Desir
666.667 Club

4.06
24 votes
37
Idaho
Three Sheets to the Wind

4.06
16 votes
38
Brainiac
Hissing Prigs in Static Couture

4.06
41 votes
39
Guided by Voices
Under the Bushes Under the Stars

4.06
200 votes
40
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Thank God For Mental Illness

4.05
110 votes
41
Rachel's
The Sea and the Bells

4.04
80 votes
42
Manic Street Preachers
Everything Must Go

4.03
256 votes
43
The Refreshments
Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy

4.03
32 votes
44
The Afghan Whigs
Black Love

4.03
160 votes
45
Ani DiFranco
Dilate

4.02
41 votes
46
Tortoise
Millions Now Living Will Never Die

4.01
322 votes
47
Tori Amos
Boys for Pele

4
160 votes
48
Velour 100
Fall Sounds

4
22 votes
49
Tocotronic
Wir Kommen Um Uns Zu Beschweren

4
18 votes
50
Belle and Sebastian
Tigermilk

4
738 votes
51
Social Distortion
White Light White Heat White Trash

3.99
215 votes
52
Stereolab
Emperor Tomato Ketchup

3.98
127 votes
53
Sloan
One Chord to Another

3.98
40 votes
54
Silver Jews
The Natural Bridge

3.97
68 votes
55
Local H
As Good as Dead

3.97
210 votes
56
Girls Against Boys
House of GVSB

3.97
15 votes
57
Screaming Trees
Dust

3.96
384 votes
58
I Mother Earth
Scenery & Fish

3.95
50 votes
59
Lovesliescrushing
Xuvetyn

3.95
19 votes
60
The Mountain Goats
Nothing for Juice

3.94
78 votes
61
Eels
Beautiful Freak

3.93
606 votes
62
Rollerskate Skinny
Horsedrawn Wishes

3.93
21 votes
63
Red House Painters
Songs for a Blue Guitar

3.92
375 votes
64
Low
The Curtain Hits the Cast

3.92
189 votes
65
The Promise Ring
30 Degrees Everywhere

3.91
85 votes
66
The Wrens
Secaucus

3.91
76 votes
67
Braid
The Age of Octeen

3.9
92 votes
68
Rocketship
A Certain Smile, a Certain Sadness

3.9
30 votes
69
Fiona Apple
Tidal

3.9
516 votes
70
Wilco
Being There

3.9
596 votes
71
Dave Matthews Band
Crash

3.9
311 votes
72
Semisonic
Great Divide

3.89
28 votes
73
Ks Choice
Paradise in Me

3.89
14 votes
74
Cibo Matto
Viva! La Woman

3.89
32 votes
75
Mazzy Star
Among My Swan

3.89
136 votes
76
The American Analog Set
The Fun of Watching Fireworks

3.88
24 votes
77
The Frames
Fitzcarraldo

3.88
16 votes
78
Archive
Londinium

3.87
46 votes
79
Modest Mouse
Interstate 8

3.85
495 votes
80
Cat Power
What Would the Community Think

3.85
108 votes
81
Fishmans
Kuuchuu Camp

3.85
13 votes
82
L'arc-en-Ciel
True

3.85
13 votes
83
Karate
Karate

3.84
19 votes
84
HIM
666 Ways to Love: Prologue

3.84
31 votes
85
Smog
The Doctor Came at Dawn

3.84
74 votes
86
Phish
Billy Breathes

3.84
94 votes
87
Die Toten Hosen
Opium fuers Volk

3.83
18 votes
88
Silkworm
Firewater

3.82
28 votes
89
Jeremy Enigk
Return of the Frog Queen

3.82
14 votes
90
Sleater-Kinney
Call the Doctor

3.8
82 votes
91
Heatmiser
Mic City Sons

3.8
178 votes
92
Cake
Fashion Nugget

3.79
402 votes
93
June of 44
Tropics and Meridians

3.79
28 votes
94
Anathema
Eternity

3.77
386 votes
95
R.E.M.
New Adventures in Hi-Fi

3.77
574 votes
96
Talulah Gosh
Backwash

3.77
13 votes
97
The Tragically Hip
Trouble At The Henhouse

3.77
28 votes
98
Elysian Fields
Bleed Your Cedar

3.75
20 votes
99
Eric's Trip
Purple Blue

3.75
16 votes
100
The Wallflowers
Bringing Down the Horse

3.74
133 votes
101
Suede
Coming Up

3.73
222 votes
102
Kashmir
Cruzential

3.73
26 votes
103
Chavez
Ride The Fader

3.73
13 votes
104
King's X
Ear Candy

3.73
51 votes
105
Ash
1977

3.72
62 votes
106
Counting Crows
Recovering The Satellites

3.71
146 votes
107
Boys Life
Departures & Landfalls

3.71
31 votes
108
Soundgarden
Down on the Upside

3.7
2036 votes
109
Pearl Jam
No Code

3.68
1434 votes
110
Super Furry Animals
Fuzzy Logic

3.68
37 votes
111
Fields of the Nephilim
Zoon

3.68
20 votes
112
Gastr del Sol
Upgrade & Afterlife

3.67
23 votes
113
All Natural Lemon and Lime Flavors
All Natural Lemon and Lime Flavors

3.67
27 votes
114
Sebadoh
Harmacy

3.66
201 votes
115
Soul Coughing
Irresistable Bliss

3.66
40 votes
116
Bowery Electric
Beat

3.66
34 votes
117
Blind Melon
Nico

3.66
148 votes
118
Incubus
Enjoy Incubus

3.65
243 votes
119
Jawbox
Jawbox

3.65
39 votes
120
Everything But The Girl
Walking Wounded

3.65
26 votes
121
Earth
Pentastar: In The Style Of Demons

3.65
147 votes
122
Smashing Pumpkins
Zero

3.64
291 votes
123
Archers of Loaf
All the Nation's Airports

3.64
56 votes
124
Regurgitator
Tu Plang

3.64
28 votes
125
Fun Lovin' Criminals
Come Find Yourself

3.64
29 votes
126
Bikini Kill
Reject All American

3.63
30 votes
127
Far
Tin Cans with Strings to You

3.63
61 votes
128
Stone Temple Pilots
Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican...

3.62
1052 votes
129
Superdrag
Regretfully Yours

3.62
21 votes
130
Thought Industry
Outer Space Is Just a Martini Away

3.6
20 votes
131
Bloodhound Gang
One Fierce Beer Coaster

3.59
157 votes
132
Jimmy Eat World
Static Prevails

3.59
355 votes
133
Neutral Milk Hotel
On Avery Island

3.57
2775 votes
134
Ween
12 Golden Country Greats

3.57
113 votes
135
No-Man
Wild Opera

3.56
52 votes
136
Matchbox Twenty
Yourself or Someone Like You

3.56
332 votes
137
Cat Power
Myra Lee

3.55
78 votes
138
Chokebore
A Taste For Bitters

3.55
22 votes
139
Pavement
Pacific Trim

3.54
36 votes
140
Skunk Anansie
Stoosh

3.54
56 votes
141
Porno For Pyros
Good God's Urge

3.5
35 votes
142
Limblifter
Limblifter

3.5
18 votes
143
They Might Be Giants
Factory Showroom

3.48
60 votes
144
Kent
Verkligen

3.47
19 votes
145
The Lemonheads
Car Button Cloth

3.47
17 votes
146
Fountains of Wayne
Fountains Of Wayne

3.47
30 votes
147
Sense Field
Building

3.47
15 votes
148
Stabbing Westward
Wither Blister Burn & Peel

3.46
93 votes
149
311
Enlarged to Show Detail

3.45
20 votes
150
Throwing Muses
Limbo

3.43
14 votes
151
Frank Black
The Cult of Ray

3.42
25 votes
152
Nada Surf
High/Low

3.42
160 votes
153
The Halo Benders
Don't Tell Me Now

3.42
18 votes
154
Gin Blossoms
Congratulations... I'm Sorry

3.41
32 votes
155
The Verve Pipe
Villains

3.4
35 votes
156
Gravity Kills
Gravity Kills

3.4
25 votes
157
Arab Strap
The Week Never Starts Round Here

3.39
14 votes
158
AFI
Very Proud of Ya

3.39
391 votes
159
Queens of the Stone Age
Gamma Ray

3.38
13 votes
160
The Cranberries
To the Faithful Departed

3.38
110 votes
161
The Presidents of the USA
II

3.38
92 votes
162
Feeder
Swim

3.38
16 votes
163
Tonic
Lemon Parade

3.36
42 votes
164
Moist
Creature

3.34
29 votes
165
Shihad
Shihad

3.33
23 votes
166
Babylon Zoo
The Boy With The X-Ray Eyes

3.27
22 votes
167
Les Claypool
Highball with the devil

3.27
26 votes
168
Barenaked Ladies
Born on a Pirate Ship

3.25
53 votes
169
Staind
Tormented

3.24
181 votes
170
Andrew Bird
Music Of Hair

3.23
30 votes
171
Sponge
Wax Ecstatic

3.23
44 votes
172
Bush
Razorblade Suitcase

3.21
710 votes
173
Better Than Ezra
Friction, Baby

3.19
16 votes
174
Cocteau Twins
Milk & Kisses

3.18
62 votes
175
Gob
Too Late...No Friends

3.16
34 votes
176
Lush
Lovelife

3.15
52 votes
177
Newsboys
Take Me To Your Leader

3.11
32 votes



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