AOTY 2020

1996 Album Releases

1996
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Box Set (12)
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DJ Mix (36)
EP (150)
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LP (2019)
Mixtape (25)
Remix (13)
Score (20)
Single (246)
Video (4)
Sep 24
Weezer - Pinkerton
Weezer
Pinkerton
82
critic score
(9)
85
user score
(1085)
Nov 19
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing...
DJ Shadow
Endtroducing...
96
critic score
(8)
89
user score
(971)
Aug 27
OutKast - ATLiens
OutKast
ATLiens
85
critic score
(2)
89
user score
(780)
Oct 22
Swans - Soundtracks For The Blind
Swans
Soundtracks For The Blind
90
critic score
(2)
91
user score
(711)
Oct 25
Fishmans - Long Season
Fishmans
Long Season
90
critic score
(1)
89
user score
(690)
Nov 4
Aphex Twin - Richard D. James Album
Aphex Twin
Richard D. James Album
81
critic score
(5)
85
user score
(634)
Jul 23
Fiona Apple - Tidal
Fiona Apple
Tidal
87
critic score
(3)
85
user score
(610)
Jun 25
Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt
Jay-Z
Reasonable Doubt
94
critic score
(4)
88
user score
(608)
Nov 18
Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
Belle & Sebastian
If You're Feeling Sinister
90
critic score
(5)
88
user score
(505)
Sep 17
Tool - Ænima
Tool
Ænima
77
critic score
(6)
84
user score
(494)
Jun 18
Beck - Odelay
Beck
Odelay
94
critic score
(8)
85
user score
(444)
Feb 13
2Pac - All Eyez on Me
2Pac
All Eyez on Me
78
critic score
(7)
78
user score
(421)
Jul 2
Nas - It Was Written
Nas
It Was Written
70
critic score
(3)
80
user score
(405)
Apr 16
Rage Against The Machine - Evil Empire
Rage Against The Machine
Evil Empire
71
critic score
(6)
81
user score
(356)
Mar 26
Neutral Milk Hotel - On Avery Island
Neutral Milk Hotel
On Avery Island
76
critic score
(5)
78
user score
(341)
Feb 13
Fugees - The Score
Fugees
The Score
84
critic score
(5)
83
user score
(310)
Feb 5
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Murder Ballads
81
critic score
(7)
85
user score
(281)
Nov 12
Eminem - Infinite
Eminem
Infinite
50
critic score
(1)
61
user score
(268)
Jan 1
Burzum - Filosofem
Burzum
Filosofem
80
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(265)
May 28
Merzbow - Pulse Demon
Merzbow
Pulse Demon
69
critic score
(2)
48
user score
(256)
Jun 1
Metallica - Load
Metallica
Load
70
critic score
(7)
58
user score
(248)
Apr 9
Stereolab - Emperor Tomato Ketchup
Stereolab
Emperor Tomato Ketchup
88
critic score
(3)
83
user score
(185)
Jul 30
A Tribe Called Quest - Beats, Rhymes and Life
A Tribe Called Quest
Beats, Rhymes and Life
78
critic score
(4)
77
user score
(184)
Nov 5
2Pac - The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory
2Pac
The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory
45
critic score
(3)
81
user score
(184)
Sep 24
The Roots - Illadelph Halflife
The Roots
Illadelph Halflife
74
critic score
(5)
85
user score
(179)
Jun 6
Belle & Sebastian - Tigermilk
Belle & Sebastian
Tigermilk
81
critic score
(4)
82
user score
(172)
Oct 29
Wilco - Being There
Wilco
Being There
89
critic score
(7)
82
user score
(166)
Oct 8
Marilyn Manson - Antichrist Superstar
Marilyn Manson
Antichrist Superstar
83
critic score
(5)
79
user score
(155)
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Oct 29
Ghostface Killah - Ironman
Ghostface Killah
Ironman
78
critic score
(4)
84
user score
(154)
May 6
Dr. Octagon - Dr. Octagonecologyst
Dr. Octagon
Dr. Octagonecologyst
76
critic score
(7)
83
user score
(143)
Aug 27
Pearl Jam - No Code
Pearl Jam
No Code
61
critic score
(7)
73
user score
(135)
Jan 30
Tortoise - Millions Now Living Will Never Die
Tortoise
Millions Now Living Will Never Die
87
critic score
(3)
82
user score
(115)
Jul 30
Sublime - Sublime
Sublime
Sublime
85
critic score
(3)
72
user score
(108)
Apr 29
Orbital - In Sides
Orbital
In Sides
83
critic score
(5)
83
user score
(105)
Nov 19
Mobb Deep - Hell on Earth
Mobb Deep
Hell on Earth
78
critic score
(4)
82
user score
(103)
Sep 9
R.E.M. - New Adventures in Hi-Fi
R.E.M.
New Adventures in Hi-Fi
84
critic score
(8)
80
user score
(100)
Jul 30
UGK - Ridin' Dirty
UGK
Ridin' Dirty
93
critic score
(2)
84
user score
(99)
Jul 16
Ween - 12 Golden Country Greats
Ween
12 Golden Country Greats
52
critic score
(5)
75
user score
(95)
Feb 20
Sepultura - Roots
Sepultura
Roots
63
critic score
(4)
77
user score
(92)
Jul 16
Placebo - Placebo
Placebo
Placebo
70
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(88)
May 7
The Cure - Wild Mood Swings
The Cure
Wild Mood Swings
59
critic score
(4)
61
user score
(87)
May 21
Everything But the Girl - Walking Wounded
Everything But the Girl
Walking Wounded
90
critic score
(5)
82
user score
(87)
Mar 25
Sleater-Kinney - Call The Doctor
Sleater-Kinney
Call The Doctor
84
critic score
(4)
79
user score
(83)
Oct 15
Korn - Life Is Peachy
Korn
Life Is Peachy
52
critic score
(2)
69
user score
(81)
Feb 13
Shakira - Pies Descalzos
Shakira
Pies Descalzos
65
critic score
(2)
77
user score
(80)
Apr 23
Neurosis - Through Silver in Blood
Neurosis
Through Silver in Blood
100
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(80)
Apr 5
Unwound - Repetition
Unwound
Repetition
90
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(76)
Jun 1
Faye Wong - Fuzao
Faye Wong
Fuzao
81
user score
(76)
Jan 22
Tori Amos - Boys for Pele
Tori Amos
Boys for Pele
78
critic score
(5)
85
user score
(75)
Jan 22
Radiohead - Street Spirit (Fade Out)
Radiohead
Street Spirit (Fade Out)
80
critic score
(1)
91
user score
(71)
Sep 2
Suede - Coming Up
Suede
Coming Up
77
critic score
(6)
78
user score
(70)
Jul 3
Cryptopsy - None So Vile
Cryptopsy
None So Vile
95
critic score
(2)
84
user score
(69)
Feb 12
Björk - Hyperballad
Björk
Hyperballad
96
user score
(68)
Nov 4
Spice Girls - Spice
Spice Girls
Spice
72
critic score
(5)
74
user score
(68)
Dec 9
Boards of Canada - Hi Scores
Boards of Canada
Hi Scores
88
critic score
(3)
81
user score
(68)
May 20
Manic Street Preachers - Everything Must Go
Manic Street Preachers
Everything Must Go
86
critic score
(5)
83
user score
(67)
May 21
Soundgarden - Down on the Upside
Soundgarden
Down on the Upside
63
critic score
(5)
76
user score
(66)
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