Best Rock Albums of 1996


01
Swans
Soundtracks for the Blind

4.46
857 votes
02
Tool
Aenima

4.45
5147 votes
03
Jean Leloup
Le Dôme

4.39
42 votes
04
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Psyence

4.39
14 votes
05
Cardiacs
Sing to God

4.34
58 votes
06
Nightstalker
Use

4.29
36 votes
07
Waltari
Yeah! Yeah! Die! Die! Death Metal Symphony in Deep

4.29
19 votes
08
Wishbone Ash
Illuminations

4.29
42 votes
09
Devil Doll
Dies Irae

4.25
28 votes
10
Current 93
All the Pretty Little Horses

4.25
322 votes
11
The Bulgarian Voices Angelite
Fly, Fly My Sadness

4.23
15 votes
12
Swans
Die Tur ist zu

4.23
28 votes
13
You Am I
Hourly, Daily

4.21
14 votes
14
Pendragon
The Masquerade Overture

4.19
26 votes
15
Acid Bath
Paegan Terrorism Tactics

4.17
344 votes
16
Estatic Fear
Somnium Obmutum

4.17
50 votes
17
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Take It From The Man!

4.15
86 votes
18
Swirlies
They Spent Their Wild Youthful Days

4.13
16 votes
19
Unwound
Repetition

4.12
258 votes
20
Beck
Odelay!

4.12
1096 votes
21
Motorpsycho
Blissard

4.12
87 votes
22
Mystery of the Yeti
The Mystery of the Yeti

4.11
14 votes
23
UFO
Walk on Water

4.1
129 votes
24
Forgotten Woods
The Curse Of Mankind

4.1
25 votes
25
Al di Meola/John McLaughlin/Paco deLucia
The Guitar Trio

4.1
21 votes
26
The Olivia Tremor Control
Dusk at Cubist Castle

4.09
244 votes
27
Extremoduro
Agíla

4.09
33 votes
28
Psychotic Waltz
Bleeding

4.09
97 votes
29
Harvey Milk
Courtesy and Good Will Toward Men

4.08
113 votes
30
dEUS
In a Bar, Under the Sea

4.08
68 votes
31
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Their Satanic Majesties' Second Request

4.08
98 votes
32
Luna Sea
Style

4.08
20 votes
33
The Living End
It's for Your Own Good

4.07
14 votes
34
Brainiac
Hissing Prigs in Static Couture

4.07
43 votes
35
Spiritual Beggars
Another Way To Shine

4.07
60 votes
36
Labradford
Labradford

4.06
39 votes
37
Dispatch
Silent Steeples

4.06
150 votes
38
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Thank God For Mental Illness

4.05
56 votes
39
16 Horsepower
Sackcloth 'n' Ashes

4.04
94 votes
40
Rotting Christ
Triarchy of The Lost Lovers

4.04
126 votes
41
Manic Street Preachers
Everything Must Go

4.04
266 votes
42
Great Big Sea
Up

4.04
14 votes
43
Satyricon
Nemesis Divina

4.03
742 votes
44
Polvo
Exploded Drawing

4.03
76 votes
45
Bardo Pond
Amanita

4.02
52 votes
46
Nightingale
The Closing Chronicles

4.01
44 votes
47
Opeth
Morningrise

4.01
2177 votes
48
Sun City Girls
330,003 Crossdressers From Beyond the Rig Veda

4
56 votes
49
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Now I Got Worry

4
46 votes
50
Sun City Girls
Dante's Disneyland Inferno

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

4
220 votes
52
Ani DiFranco
Dilate

3.99
43 votes
53
Barkmarket
L. Ron

3.97
36 votes
54
Depressive Age
Electric Scum

3.97
17 votes
55
Zakk Wylde
Book of Shadows

3.97
75 votes
56
Screaming Trees
Dust

3.96
195 votes
57
The Squirrel Nut Zippers
Hot

3.96
39 votes
58
Silver Jews
The Natural Bridge

3.96
36 votes
59
Acrimony
Tumuli Shroomaroom

3.96
24 votes
60
Porcupine Tree
Signify

3.95
1932 votes
61
Borknagar
Borknagar

3.95
159 votes
62
Ground Zero
Revolutionary Pekinese Opera, Ver. 1.28

3.95
29 votes
63
Lungfish
Sound in Time

3.94
18 votes
64
Cerberus Shoal
...and Farewell to Hightide

3.94
18 votes
65
Turbonegro
Ass Cobra

3.94
51 votes
66
The Mountain Goats
Nothing for Juice

3.94
39 votes
67
Juno Reactor
Beyond the Infinite

3.93
38 votes
68
Steve Vai
Fire Garden

3.93
206 votes
69
Fu Manchu
In Search Of...

3.93
152 votes
70
Ghost (JPN)
Lama Rabi Rabi

3.92
54 votes
71
Steve Earle
I Feel Alright

3.92
24 votes
72
Melvins
Stag

3.91
236 votes
73
Johnny Cash
American II: Unchained

3.9
240 votes
74
Wilco
Being There

3.9
305 votes
75
Dave Matthews Band
Crash

3.89
626 votes
76
Mazzy Star
Among My Swan

3.89
71 votes
77
Eric Johnson
Venus Isle

3.88
92 votes
78
Astral Projection
Trust in Trance

3.88
29 votes
79
Today Is the Day
Today Is the Day

3.87
34 votes
80
Powderfinger
Double Allergic

3.87
34 votes
81
Skyclad
Irrational Anthems

3.86
22 votes
82
L'arc-en-Ciel
True

3.85
13 votes
83
Phish
Billy Breathes

3.84
190 votes
84
Cat Power
What Would the Community Think

3.83
57 votes
85
Smog
The Doctor Came at Dawn

3.83
39 votes
86
Skyclad
Oui Avant-Garde a Chance

3.83
18 votes
87
Die Toten Hosen
Opium fuers Volk

3.83
18 votes
88
Mark Knopfler
Golden Heart

3.83
52 votes
89
Camel
Harbour of Tears

3.83
202 votes
90
Sleater-Kinney
Call the Doctor

3.81
85 votes
91
Rocketship
A Certain Smile, a Certain Sadness

3.81
18 votes
92
The Hellacopters
Supershitty to the Max!

3.8
40 votes
93
Mainliner
Mellow Out

3.79
24 votes
94
Cake
Fashion Nugget

3.79
814 votes
95
The Flower Kings
Retropolis

3.78
50 votes
96
Anathema
Eternity

3.78
398 votes
97
Falkenbach
...En Their Medh Riki Fara...

3.77
56 votes
98
Jeremy Enigk
Return of the Frog Queen

3.76
17 votes
99
June of 44
Tropics and Meridians

3.76
29 votes
100
The Tea Party
Alhambra

3.75
24 votes
101
moe.
No Doy

3.75
16 votes
102
Chavez
Ride The Fader

3.75
14 votes
103
Corrosion of Conformity
Wiseblood

3.74
162 votes
104
Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Christmas Eve and Other Stories

3.74
91 votes
105
Counting Crows
Recovering The Satellites

3.73
292 votes
106
Einherjer
Dragons of the North

3.72
25 votes
107
King's X
Ear Candy

3.72
53 votes
108
Bathory
Blood on Ice

3.71
211 votes
109
Karp
Suplex

3.71
24 votes
110
Freak Kitchen
Spanking Hour

3.71
17 votes
111
Archers of Loaf
All the Nation's Airports

3.7
32 votes
112
Richard Wright
Broken China

3.7
60 votes
113
Mr. Big
Hey Man

3.69
18 votes
114
The Tragically Hip
Trouble At The Henhouse

3.69
64 votes
115
Pearl Jam
No Code

3.68
734 votes
116
Incredible Expanding Mindfuck
I.E.M.

3.68
22 votes
117
Einsturzende Neubauten
Ende Neu

3.68
28 votes
118
Super Furry Animals
Fuzzy Logic

3.67
38 votes
119
Satchel
Family

3.67
18 votes
120
Weird Al Yankovic
Bad Hair Day

3.65
159 votes
121
Blind Melon
Nico

3.65
78 votes
122
Jawbox
Jawbox

3.64
39 votes
123
Stone Temple Pilots
Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican...

3.64
536 votes
124
Kula Shaker
K

3.64
48 votes
125
Everything But The Girl
Walking Wounded

3.63
26 votes
126
Orphaned Land
El Norra Alila

3.61
62 votes
127
Agalloch
From Which of This Oak

3.6
135 votes
128
Gastr del Sol
Upgrade & Afterlife

3.6
25 votes
129
Galactic Cowboys
Machine Fish

3.58
13 votes
130
Cat Power
Myra Lee

3.57
42 votes
131
Troll
Drep de Kristne

3.57
21 votes
132
Current 93
The Starres Are Marching Sadly Home

3.57
14 votes
133
Ween
12 Golden Country Greats

3.57
122 votes
134
Matchbox Twenty
Yourself or Someone Like You

3.56
339 votes
135
Dead Can Dance
Spiritchaser

3.55
83 votes
136
Patti Smith
Gone Again

3.55
74 votes
137
Mike Oldfield
Voyager

3.55
30 votes
138
Spock's Beard
Beware of Darkness

3.55
31 votes
139
Malice Mizer
Voyage ~Sans Retour~

3.54
24 votes
140
Skunk Anansie
Stoosh

3.53
58 votes
141
Steve Hackett
Genesis Revisited

3.53
18 votes
142
Porno For Pyros
Good God's Urge

3.51
40 votes
143
Obliveon
Cybervoid

3.5
16 votes
144
Mago de Oz
Jesus de Chamberi

3.5
15 votes
145
Alan Parsons
On Air

3.5
14 votes
146
Deep Purple
Purpendicular

3.49
477 votes
147
Insane Clown Posse
Tunnel of Love

3.48
68 votes
148
Ugly Kid Joe
Menace To Sobriety

3.44
26 votes
149
Death in June
KAPO!

3.43
15 votes
150
Man or Astro-Man?
Experiment Zero

3.43
14 votes
151
Stabbing Westward
Wither Blister Burn & Peel

3.43
96 votes
152
The Black Crowes
Three Snakes and One Charm

3.42
96 votes
153
Butthole Surfers
Electriclarryland

3.41
344 votes
154
Cathedral
Hopkins (The Witchfinder General)

3.41
22 votes
155
The Jesus Lizard
Shot

3.41
140 votes
156
Chemlab
East Side Militia

3.39
14 votes
157
Negura Bunget
Zîrnindu-să

3.38
24 votes
158
Queens of the Stone Age
Gamma Ray

3.38
24 votes
159
Gorefest
Soul Survivor

3.36
21 votes
160
Shihad
Shihad

3.35
23 votes
161
Melt-Banana
Scratch or Stitch

3.33
86 votes
162
Secret Chiefs 3
First Grand Constitution and Bylaws

3.29
38 votes
163
Bruce Springsteen
Blood Brothers

3.29
21 votes
164
Les Claypool
Highball with the devil

3.27
26 votes
165
Frodus
F-Letter

3.26
19 votes
166
Staind
Tormented

3.24
184 votes
167
Andrew Bird
Music Of Hair

3.23
30 votes
168
Neil Young
Broken Arrow

3.23
86 votes
169
Cathedral
Supernatural Birth Machine

3.23
39 votes
170
Barenaked Ladies
Born on a Pirate Ship

3.23
55 votes
171
Cows
Whorn

3.21
14 votes
172
Motorhead
Overnight Sensation

3.2
107 votes
173
Melechesh
As Jerusalem Burns...Al´Intisar

3.16
35 votes
174
ZZ Top
Rhythmeen

3.14
138 votes
175
Rush
Test for Echo

3.14
1092 votes
176
Slough Feg
The Lord Weird Slough Feg

3.13
20 votes
177
Elvis Costello
All This Useless Beauty

3.12
21 votes
178
Lou Reed
Set the Twilight Reeling

3.08
36 votes
179
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
She's The One OST

3.08
24 votes
180
Ayreon
Actual Fantasy

3.07
69 votes
181
Warrant
Belly To Belly

3.06
16 votes
182
Wipers
The Herd

3.03
17 votes



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