Best Alternative Rock Albums of 1996

Genre:  Year:  

01
Tool
Aenima

Rating: 4.45
4284 votes
02
Weezer
Pinkerton

Rating: 4.38
4272 votes
03
Guided By Voices
Sunfish Holy Breakfast

Rating: 4.36
21 votes
04
hide
Psyence

Rating: 4.35
13 votes
05
The Divine Comedy
Casanova

Rating: 4.31
21 votes
06
Waltari
Yeah! Yeah! Die! Die! Death Metal Symphony in Deep

Rating: 4.29
14 votes
07
Radiohead
Street Spirit (Fade Out)

Rating: 4.28
56 votes
08
Swirlies
They Spent Their Wild Youthful Days

Rating: 4.25
12 votes
09
Failure
Fantastic Planet

Rating: 4.24
414 votes
10
Rachel's
Music for Egon Schiele

Rating: 4.22
32 votes
11
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Take It From The Man!

Rating: 4.21
114 votes
12
Belle and Sebastian
If You're Feeling Sinister

Rating: 4.21
856 votes
13
Sublime
Sublime

Rating: 4.19
1274 votes
14
The Wrens
Secaucus

Rating: 4.13
52 votes
15
dEUS
In a Bar, Under the Sea

Rating: 4.13
59 votes
16
Yann Tiersen
Rue des Cascades

Rating: 4.13
12 votes
17
Guided By Voices
Under the Bushes Under the Stars

Rating: 4.12
195 votes
18
Beck
Odelay!

Rating: 4.12
1804 votes
19
Modest Mouse
This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To..

Rating: 4.12
2679 votes
20
Brainiac
Hissing Prigs in Static Couture

Rating: 4.1
25 votes
21
LUNA SEA
Style

Rating: 4.09
16 votes
22
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Murder Ballads

Rating: 4.09
287 votes
23
Unwound
Repetition

Rating: 4.09
151 votes
24
Shihad
Killjoy

Rating: 4.09
17 votes
25
Elevator To Hell
Parts 1-3

Rating: 4.08
12 votes
26
The Olivia Tremor Control
Dusk at Cubist Castle

Rating: 4.07
396 votes
27
The Living End
It's for Your Own Good

Rating: 4.07
14 votes
28
Dirty Three
Horse Stories

Rating: 4.07
78 votes
29
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Their Satanic Majesties' Second Request

Rating: 4.07
134 votes
30
Labradford
Labradford

Rating: 4.06
24 votes
31
Texas Is the Reason
Do You Know Who You Are?

Rating: 4.06
273 votes
32
Girls Against Boys
House of GVSB

Rating: 4.05
11 votes
33
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Thank God For Mental Illness

Rating: 4.04
82 votes
34
Tori Amos
Boys for Pele

Rating: 4.03
134 votes
35
Rachel's
The Sea and the Bells

Rating: 4.03
67 votes
36
Polvo
Exploded Drawing

Rating: 4.03
35 votes
37
Noir Désir
666.667 Club

Rating: 4.03
19 votes
38
Smog
The Doctor Came at Dawn

Rating: 4.02
42 votes
39
The Mountain Goats
Nothing for Juice

Rating: 4.02
50 votes
40
Low
The Curtain Hits the Cast

Rating: 4.01
135 votes
41
Screaming Trees
Dust

Rating: 4
300 votes
42
Tortoise
Millions Now Living Will Never Die

Rating: 4
253 votes
43
Local H
As Good as Dead

Rating: 4
162 votes
44
Ani DiFranco
Dilate

Rating: 4
33 votes
45
Silver Jews
The Natural Bridge

Rating: 4
23 votes
46
The Olivia Tremor Control
The Giant Day

Rating: 4
12 votes
47
Rollerskate Skinny
Horsedrawn Wishes

Rating: 4
12 votes
48
Ks Choice
Paradise in Me

Rating: 4
11 votes
49
Manic Street Preachers
Everything Must Go

Rating: 3.99
222 votes
50
Belle and Sebastian
Tigermilk

Rating: 3.97
360 votes
51
The Afghan Whigs
Black Love

Rating: 3.97
120 votes
52
The Refreshments
Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy

Rating: 3.96
13 votes
53
The Frames
Fitzcarraldo

Rating: 3.96
12 votes
54
Stereolab
Emperor Tomato Ketchup

Rating: 3.93
202 votes
55
I Mother Earth
Scenery & Fish

Rating: 3.93
41 votes
56
Sloan
One Chord to Another

Rating: 3.92
38 votes
57
Red House Painters
Songs for a Blue Guitar

Rating: 3.92
246 votes
58
Eels
Beautiful Freak

Rating: 3.92
531 votes
59
Archive
Londinium

Rating: 3.91
31 votes
60
Marilyn Manson
Antichrist Superstar

Rating: 3.91
1013 votes
61
Fiona Apple
Tidal

Rating: 3.9
416 votes
62
Cat Power
What Would the Community Think

Rating: 3.89
88 votes
63
The Promise Ring
30 Degrees Everywhere

Rating: 3.88
69 votes
64
Dave Matthews Band
Crash

Rating: 3.88
284 votes
65
Wilco
Being There

Rating: 3.88
468 votes
66
Mazzy Star
Among My Swan

Rating: 3.88
44 votes
67
The Smashing Pumpkins
Tonight, Tonight

Rating: 3.88
24 votes
68
Silkworm
Firewater

Rating: 3.85
13 votes
69
Modest Mouse
Interstate 8

Rating: 3.84
375 votes
70
All Natural Lemon and Lime Flavors
All Natural Lemon and Lime Flavors

Rating: 3.83
12 votes
71
Cake
Fashion Nugget

Rating: 3.8
369 votes
72
Gastr del Sol
Upgrade & Afterlife

Rating: 3.79
19 votes
73
Heatmiser
Mic City Sons

Rating: 3.79
118 votes
74
Anathema
Eternity

Rating: 3.78
307 votes
75
R.E.M.
New Adventures In Hi - Fi

Rating: 3.78
436 votes
76
Boys Life
Departures & Landfalls

Rating: 3.78
18 votes
77
The Tragically Hip
Trouble At The Henhouse

Rating: 3.77
24 votes
78
HIM
666 Ways to Love: Prologue

Rating: 3.77
28 votes
79
Semisonic
Great Divide

Rating: 3.76
17 votes
80
The Smashing Pumpkins
1979

Rating: 3.73
39 votes
81
Kashmir
Cruzential

Rating: 3.73
22 votes
82
Sebadoh
Harmacy

Rating: 3.73
153 votes
83
King's X
Ear Candy

Rating: 3.71
42 votes
84
Suede
Coming Up

Rating: 3.71
174 votes
85
Fun Lovin Criminals
Come Find Yourself

Rating: 3.71
19 votes
86
Blind Melon
Nico

Rating: 3.71
124 votes
87
Pearl Jam
No Code

Rating: 3.71
1222 votes
88
The Wallflowers
Bringing Down The Horse

Rating: 3.71
114 votes
89
Frank Black
The Cult of Ray

Rating: 3.71
17 votes
90
Ash
1977

Rating: 3.7
49 votes
91
Regurgitator
Tu Plang

Rating: 3.69
26 votes
92
Soundgarden
Down on the Upside

Rating: 3.69
1706 votes
93
Counting Crows
Recovering The Satellites

Rating: 3.68
122 votes
94
Fields of the Nephilim
Zoon

Rating: 3.68
14 votes
95
Rocketship
A Certain Smile, a Certain Sadness

Rating: 3.67
12 votes
96
June of 44
Tropics and Meridians

Rating: 3.66
19 votes
97
Super Furry Animals
Fuzzy Logic

Rating: 3.65
30 votes
98
Ween
12 Golden Country Greats

Rating: 3.64
84 votes
99
Soul Coughing
Irresistable Bliss

Rating: 3.64
29 votes
100
Far
Tin Cans with Strings to You

Rating: 3.64
51 votes
101
Bowery Electric
Beat

Rating: 3.63
38 votes
102
Incubus
Enjoy Incubus

Rating: 3.63
215 votes
103
Cat Power
Myra Lee

Rating: 3.62
66 votes
104
Stone Temple Pilots
Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican...

Rating: 3.62
902 votes
105
No-Man
Wild Opera

Rating: 3.62
34 votes
106
Jawbox
Jawbox

Rating: 3.61
54 votes
107
The Smashing Pumpkins
Zero

Rating: 3.61
270 votes
108
Bloodhound Gang
One Fierce Beer Coaster

Rating: 3.58
144 votes
109
Neutral Milk Hotel
On Avery Island

Rating: 3.57
2151 votes
110
Archers of Loaf
All the Nation's Airports

Rating: 3.56
36 votes
111
Chokebore
A Taste For Bitters

Rating: 3.56
18 votes
112
Superdrag
Regretfully Yours

Rating: 3.56
18 votes
113
Matchbox Twenty
Yourself or Someone Like You

Rating: 3.55
288 votes
114
Everything But The Girl
Walking Wounded

Rating: 3.55
22 votes
115
Thought Industry
Outer Space Is Just A Martini Away

Rating: 3.53
18 votes
116
Gin Blossoms
Congratulations... I'm Sorry

Rating: 3.52
28 votes
117
Pavement
Pacific Trim

Rating: 3.5
24 votes
118
Jimmy Eat World
Static Prevails

Rating: 3.49
268 votes
119
Bikini Kill
Reject All American

Rating: 3.47
16 votes
120
Kent
Verkligen

Rating: 3.47
15 votes
121
Shihad
Shihad

Rating: 3.45
20 votes
122
311
Enlarged to Show Detail

Rating: 3.45
20 votes
123
They Might Be Giants
Factory Showroom

Rating: 3.45
19 votes
124
Stabbing Westward
Wither Blister Burn & Peel

Rating: 3.44
73 votes
125
Sense Field
Building

Rating: 3.42
12 votes
126
The Cranberries
To the Faithful Departed

Rating: 3.41
99 votes
127
Bad Religion
The Gray Race

Rating: 3.4
273 votes
128
AFI
Very Proud Of Ya

Rating: 3.38
346 votes
129
Nada Surf
High/Low

Rating: 3.38
130 votes
130
The Verve Pipe
Villains

Rating: 3.38
32 votes
131
The Presidents of the USA
II

Rating: 3.36
80 votes
132
Tonic
Lemon Parade

Rating: 3.36
32 votes
133
Babylon Zoo
The Boy With The X-Ray Eyes

Rating: 3.34
16 votes
134
Moist
Creature

Rating: 3.29
24 votes
135
Sponge
Wax Ecstatic

Rating: 3.29
42 votes
136
Les Claypool
Highball with the devil

Rating: 3.28
25 votes
137
Lush
Lovelife

Rating: 3.28
34 votes
138
Gravity Kills
Gravity Kills

Rating: 3.25
16 votes
139
Bush
Razorblade Suitcase

Rating: 3.25
614 votes
140
Barenaked Ladies
Born on a Pirate Ship

Rating: 3.23
47 votes
141
Cocteau Twins
Milk & Kisses

Rating: 3.22
47 votes
142
Andrew Bird
Music Of Hair

Rating: 3.22
54 votes
143
Newsboys
Take Me To Your Leader

Rating: 3.15
27 votes
144
Unwritten Law
Oz Factor

Rating: 3.12
13 votes
145
Gob
Too Late...No Friends

Rating: 3.09
27 votes
146
Spoon
Telephono

Rating: 3.04
38 votes



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