Best Alternative Rock Albums of 1996


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Psyence

4.5
16 votes
02
Swans
Soundtracks for the Blind

4.46
981 votes
03
bloodthirsty butchers
Kocorono

4.45
22 votes
04
Tool
Ænima

4.45
5387 votes
05
Weezer
Pinkerton

4.4
6218 votes
06
Failure
Fantastic Planet

4.32
840 votes
07
Waltari
Yeah! Yeah! Die! Die! Death Metal Symphony in Deep

4.29
19 votes
08
The Divine Comedy
Casanova

4.29
26 votes
09
Harry Pussy
What Was Music?

4.28
18 votes
10
In Flames
The Jester Race

4.26
2289 votes
11
Belle and Sebastian
If You're Feeling Sinister

4.22
2007 votes
12
Fishmans
Long Season

4.2
111 votes
13
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Take It From The Man!

4.19
106 votes
14
Robert Pollard
Not In My Airforce

4.17
15 votes
15
Guided by Voices
Under the Bushes Under the Stars

4.16
220 votes
16
Brainiac
Hissing Prigs in Static Couture

4.15
55 votes
17
Modest Mouse
This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About

4.14
3945 votes
18
Unwound
Repetition

4.14
311 votes
19
Radiohead
Street Spirit (Fade Out)

4.13
85 votes
20
Beck
Odelay

4.13
1188 votes
21
Swans
Die Tür Ist Zu

4.13
32 votes
22
Luna Sea
Style

4.11
22 votes
23
Rachel's
Music for Egon Schiele

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

4.09
536 votes
25
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Their Satanic Majesties' Second Request

4.08
124 votes
26
Noir Desir
666.667 Club

4.07
27 votes
27
The High Llamas
Hawaii

4.07
14 votes
28
The Living End
It's for Your Own Good

4.07
14 votes
29
Labradford
Labradford

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

4.06
485 votes
31
Texas Is the Reason
Do You Know Who You Are?

4.06
383 votes
32
Rachel's
The Sea and the Bells

4.05
89 votes
33
Manic Street Preachers
Everything Must Go

4.05
296 votes
34
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Thank God For Mental Illness

4.04
70 votes
35
The Afghan Whigs
Black Love

4.04
345 votes
36
Guided by Voices
Sunfish Holy Breakfast

4.03
30 votes
37
The Refreshments
Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy

4.03
32 votes
38
Dirty Three
Horse Stories

4.03
105 votes
39
dEUS
In a Bar, Under the Sea

4.03
71 votes
40
Belle and Sebastian
Tigermilk

4.03
897 votes
41
Tori Amos
Boys for Pele

4.02
187 votes
42
Swirlies
They Spent Their Wild Youthful Days...

4.02
58 votes
43
Silver Jews
The Natural Bridge

4.01
42 votes
44
Tortoise
Millions Now Living Will Never Die

4.01
362 votes
45
Polvo
Exploded Drawing

4.01
83 votes
46
Bedhead
Beheaded

4
60 votes
47
Ani DiFranco
Dilate

4
47 votes
48
Girls Against Boys
House of GVSB

4
36 votes
49
Rollerskate Skinny
Horsedrawn Wishes

4
24 votes
50
The Afghan Whigs
Honky's Ladder

4
15 votes
51
Stereolab
Emperor Tomato Ketchup

3.99
165 votes
52
I Mother Earth
Scenery & Fish

3.99
110 votes
53
Local H
As Good as Dead

3.97
345 votes
54
Sloan
One Chord to Another

3.96
54 votes
55
Screaming Trees
Dust

3.96
213 votes
56
Tocotronic
Wir Kommen Um Uns Zu Beschweren

3.93
21 votes
57
Eels
Beautiful Freak

3.93
666 votes
58
Fiona Apple
Tidal

3.92
319 votes
59
The Boo Radleys
C'mon Kids

3.92
13 votes
60
Cibo Matto
Viva! La Woman

3.92
43 votes
61
Wilco
Being There

3.91
340 votes
62
Low
The Curtain Hits the Cast

3.9
252 votes
63
Red House Painters
Songs for a Blue Guitar

3.9
334 votes
64
Velour 100
Fall Sounds

3.89
28 votes
65
The Posies
Amazing disgrace

3.89
18 votes
66
Smog
The Doctor Came at Dawn

3.89
88 votes
67
The Wrens
Secaucus

3.88
86 votes
68
Braid
The Age of Octeen

3.88
101 votes
69
The Promise Ring
30 Degrees Everywhere

3.88
95 votes
70
Dave Matthews Band
Crash

3.87
327 votes
71
Sleater-Kinney
Call the Doctor

3.86
94 votes
72
Modest Mouse
Interstate 8

3.86
579 votes
73
The Mountain Goats
Nothing for Juice

3.86
98 votes
74
Fishmans
Kuuchuu Camp

3.85
24 votes
75
The Van Pelt
Stealing From Our Favorite Thieves

3.85
13 votes
76
Lovesliescrushing
Xuvetyn

3.84
29 votes
77
Ks Choice
Paradise in Me

3.84
32 votes
78
The Frames
Fitzcarraldo

3.84
19 votes
79
Archive
Londinium

3.84
58 votes
80
Rocketship
A Certain Smile, a Certain Sadness

3.83
52 votes
81
Whiskeytown
Faithless Street

3.82
14 votes
82
L'arc-en-Ciel
True

3.82
14 votes
83
Cracker
The Golden Age

3.82
22 votes
84
Jeremy Enigk
Return of the Frog Queen

3.82
19 votes
85
HIM
666 Ways to Love: Prologue

3.81
34 votes
86
Semisonic
Great Divide

3.81
52 votes
87
Phish
Billy Breathes

3.8
102 votes
88
Silkworm
Firewater

3.8
44 votes
89
Karate
Karate

3.79
24 votes
90
Die Toten Hosen
Opium fuers Volk

3.79
19 votes
91
Cake
Fashion Nugget

3.79
430 votes
92
The American Analog Set
The Fun of Watching Fireworks

3.79
28 votes
93
All Natural Lemon and Lime Flavors
All Natural Lemon and Lime Flavors

3.78
18 votes
94
Long Fin Killie
Valentino

3.78
18 votes
95
June of 44
Tropics and Meridians

3.77
37 votes
96
Heatmiser
Mic City Sons

3.77
200 votes
97
Cat Power
What Would the Community Think

3.76
136 votes
98
R.E.M.
New Adventures in Hi-Fi

3.75
650 votes
99
Boys Life
Departures & Landfalls

3.74
41 votes
100
The Wallflowers
Bringing Down the Horse

3.74
140 votes
101
Ash
1977

3.73
73 votes
102
Counting Crows
Recovering The Satellites

3.72
152 votes
103
Bowery Electric
Beat

3.72
50 votes
104
Suede
Coming Up

3.72
264 votes
105
Chavez
Ride The Fader

3.71
19 votes
106
Super Furry Animals
Fuzzy Logic

3.71
48 votes
107
Jawbox
Jawbox

3.71
48 votes
108
The Tragically Hip
Trouble At The Henhouse

3.71
34 votes
109
Soundgarden
Down on the Upside

3.7
2276 votes
110
Tracy Bonham
The Burdens Of Being Upright

3.69
16 votes
111
Soul Coughing
Irresistable Bliss

3.68
44 votes
112
Kashmir
Cruzential

3.68
28 votes
113
Blind Melon
Nico

3.66
170 votes
114
Pearl Jam
No Code

3.66
1600 votes
115
King's X
Ear Candy

3.66
62 votes
116
Incubus
Enjoy Incubus

3.66
260 votes
117
The Smashing Pumpkins
Zero

3.66
309 votes
118
Regurgitator
Tu Plang

3.65
34 votes
119
Far
Tin Cans with Strings to You

3.64
69 votes
120
Archers of Loaf
All the Nation's Airports

3.64
70 votes
121
Superdrag
Regretfully Yours

3.64
21 votes
122
Limblifter
Limblifter

3.64
21 votes
123
Fun Lovin' Criminals
Come Find Yourself

3.64
32 votes
124
Eric's Trip
Purple Blue

3.63
30 votes
125
The Beautiful South
Blue Is The Colour

3.63
16 votes
126
Stone Temple Pilots
Tiny Music... Songs From the Vatican Gift Shop

3.62
1156 votes
127
Sebadoh
Harmacy

3.62
234 votes
128
No-Man
Wild Opera

3.62
30 votes
129
Thought Industry
Outer Space Is Just a Martini Away

3.61
22 votes
130
Earth
Pentastar: In The Style Of Demons

3.61
164 votes
131
Gastr del Sol
Upgrade & Afterlife

3.6
30 votes
132
The Auteurs
After Murder Park

3.6
20 votes
133
Broken Hearts Are Blue
The Truth About Love

3.6
15 votes
134
Pavement
Pacific Trim

3.59
48 votes
135
The Cardigans
First Band on the Moon

3.57
138 votes
136
Chokebore
A Taste For Bitters

3.57
28 votes
137
Ween
12 Golden Country Greats

3.56
139 votes
138
Jimmy Eat World
Static Prevails

3.56
400 votes
139
Neutral Milk Hotel
On Avery Island

3.56
3039 votes
140
Sense Field
Building

3.56
18 votes
141
Bloodhound Gang
One Fierce Beer Coaster

3.55
172 votes
142
Matchbox Twenty
Yourself or Someone Like You

3.55
361 votes
143
Idaho
Three Sheets to the Wind

3.55
22 votes
144
Feeder
Swim

3.5
20 votes
145
Kent
Verkligen

3.48
22 votes
146
Arab Strap
The Week Never Starts Round Here

3.48
60 votes
147
Stabbing Westward
Wither Blister Burn & Peel

3.47
95 votes
148
Porno For Pyros
Good God's Urge

3.47
47 votes
149
Cat Power
Myra Lee

3.46
98 votes
150
311
Enlarged to Show Detail

3.45
21 votes
151
The Lemonheads
Car Button Cloth

3.44
34 votes
152
Fountains of Wayne
Fountains Of Wayne

3.43
37 votes
153
The Verve Pipe
Villains

3.42
76 votes
154
Bikini Kill
Reject All American

3.41
45 votes
155
Frank Black
The Cult of Ray

3.41
28 votes
156
Gravity Kills
Gravity Kills

3.4
29 votes
157
They Might Be Giants
Factory Showroom

3.39
66 votes
158
Adam Sandler
What The Hell Happened To Me!

3.39
42 votes
159
Queens of the Stone Age
Gamma Ray

3.38
13 votes
160
The Cranberries
To the Faithful Departed

3.38
121 votes
161
Nada Surf
High/Low

3.38
180 votes
162
Throwing Muses
Limbo

3.38
24 votes
163
Shihad
Shihad

3.38
24 votes
164
Tonic
Lemon Parade

3.34
92 votes
165
The Presidents of the United States of America
II

3.33
102 votes
166
The Halo Benders
Don't Tell Me Now

3.33
27 votes
167
AFI
Very Proud of Ya

3.33
414 votes
168
Moist
Creature

3.32
60 votes
169
Gin Blossoms
Congratulations... I'm Sorry

3.31
34 votes
170
Les Claypool
Highball with the devil

3.3
30 votes
171
Sponge
Wax Ecstatic

3.28
50 votes
172
Cocteau Twins
Milk & Kisses

3.25
89 votes
173
Staind
Tormented

3.25
195 votes
174
Babylon Zoo
The Boy With The X-Ray Eyes

3.24
23 votes
175
Disco Inferno
Technicolour

3.23
13 votes
176
Andrew Bird
Music Of Hair

3.23
31 votes
177
Bush
Razorblade Suitcase

3.2
748 votes
178
Barenaked Ladies
Born on a Pirate Ship

3.2
62 votes
179
Newsboys
Take Me To Your Leader

3.13
34 votes
180
Better Than Ezra
Friction, Baby

3.1
40 votes
181
Lush
Lovelife

3.09
73 votes



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