1996 Album Releases

1996
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Sep 24
Weezer - Pinkerton
Weezer
Pinkerton
82
critic score
(9)
86
user score
(840)
Nov 19
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing...
DJ Shadow
Endtroducing...
96
critic score
(8)
90
user score
(769)
Aug 27
OutKast - ATLiens
OutKast
ATLiens
85
critic score
(2)
89
user score
(548)
Oct 22
Swans - Soundtracks For The Blind
Swans
Soundtracks For The Blind
90
critic score
(2)
91
user score
(519)
Nov 4
Aphex Twin - Richard D. James Album
Aphex Twin
Richard D. James Album
81
critic score
(5)
85
user score
(466)
Jun 25
Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt
Jay-Z
Reasonable Doubt
94
critic score
(4)
88
user score
(410)
Nov 18
Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
Belle & Sebastian
If You're Feeling Sinister
90
critic score
(5)
89
user score
(406)
Oct 25
Fishmans - Long Season
Fishmans
Long Season
89
user score
(402)
Sep 17
Tool - Ænima
Tool
Ænima
77
critic score
(6)
85
user score
(396)
Jun 18
Beck - Odelay
Beck
Odelay
93
critic score
(7)
85
user score
(382)
Jul 23
Fiona Apple - Tidal
Fiona Apple
Tidal
87
critic score
(3)
86
user score
(307)
Feb 13
2Pac - All Eyez on Me
2Pac
All Eyez on Me
78
critic score
(7)
79
user score
(304)
Mar 26
Neutral Milk Hotel - On Avery Island
Neutral Milk Hotel
On Avery Island
77
critic score
(6)
79
user score
(286)
Jul 2
Nas - It Was Written
Nas
It Was Written
70
critic score
(3)
79
user score
(273)
Apr 16
Rage Against The Machine - Evil Empire
Rage Against The Machine
Evil Empire
71
critic score
(6)
81
user score
(257)
Feb 13
Fugees - The Score
Fugees
The Score
84
critic score
(5)
83
user score
(216)
Feb 5
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Murder Ballads
81
critic score
(7)
86
user score
(215)
Jan 1
Burzum - Filosofem
Burzum
Filosofem
80
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(196)
Nov 12
Eminem - Infinite
Eminem
Infinite
50
critic score
(1)
63
user score
(192)
Jun 1
Metallica - Load
Metallica
Load
70
critic score
(7)
58
user score
(188)
May 28
Merzbow - Pulse Demon
Merzbow
Pulse Demon
69
critic score
(2)
47
user score
(162)
Jun 6
Belle & Sebastian - Tigermilk
Belle & Sebastian
Tigermilk
74
critic score
(4)
83
user score
(142)
Oct 29
Wilco - Being There
Wilco
Being There
89
critic score
(7)
83
user score
(132)
Nov 5
2Pac - The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory
2Pac
The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory
45
critic score
(3)
80
user score
(132)
Apr 9
Stereolab - Emperor Tomato Ketchup
Stereolab
Emperor Tomato Ketchup
88
critic score
(3)
83
user score
(122)
May 6
Dr. Octagon - Dr. Octagonecologyst
Dr. Octagon
Dr. Octagonecologyst
76
critic score
(7)
83
user score
(118)
Oct 8
Marilyn Manson - Antichrist Superstar
Marilyn Manson
Antichrist Superstar
83
critic score
(5)
79
user score
(117)
Jul 30
A Tribe Called Quest - Beats, Rhymes and Life
A Tribe Called Quest
Beats, Rhymes and Life
78
critic score
(4)
76
user score
(115)
Sep 24
The Roots - Illadelph Halflife
The Roots
Illadelph Halflife
74
critic score
(5)
85
user score
(113)
Oct 29
Ghostface Killah - Ironman
Ghostface Killah
Ironman
78
critic score
(4)
85
user score
(112)
Aug 27
Pearl Jam - No Code
Pearl Jam
No Code
61
critic score
(7)
74
user score
(107)
Jan 30
Tortoise - Millions Now Living Will Never Die
Tortoise
Millions Now Living Will Never Die
87
critic score
(3)
83
user score
(88)
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
(85)
Jul 30
Sublime - Sublime
Sublime
Sublime
85
critic score
(3)
73
user score
(81)
Apr 29
Orbital - In Sides
Orbital
In Sides
83
critic score
(5)
84
user score
(77)
Mar 25
Sleater-Kinney - Call The Doctor
Sleater-Kinney
Call The Doctor
84
critic score
(4)
81
user score
(75)
Feb 20
Sepultura - Roots
Sepultura
Roots
63
critic score
(4)
78
user score
(72)
Jul 16
Placebo - Placebo
Placebo
Placebo
70
critic score
(2)
79
user score
(70)
Jul 30
UGK - Ridin' Dirty
UGK
Ridin' Dirty
90
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(68)
Apr 23
Neurosis - Through Silver in Blood
Neurosis
Through Silver in Blood
100
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(67)
May 7
The Cure - Wild Mood Swings
The Cure
Wild Mood Swings
59
critic score
(4)
63
user score
(67)
Jul 16
Ween - 12 Golden Country Greats
Ween
12 Golden Country Greats
52
critic score
(5)
72
user score
(67)
Oct 15
Korn - Life Is Peachy
Korn
Life Is Peachy
52
critic score
(2)
69
user score
(67)
May 21
Everything But the Girl - Walking Wounded
Everything But the Girl
Walking Wounded
90
critic score
(5)
83
user score
(63)
Nov 19
Mobb Deep - Hell on Earth
Mobb Deep
Hell on Earth
78
critic score
(4)
81
user score
(63)
Sep 2
Suede - Coming Up
Suede
Coming Up
77
critic score
(5)
78
user score
(62)
Feb 13
Shakira - Pies Descalzos
Shakira
Pies Descalzos
65
critic score
(2)
77
user score
(60)
May 20
Manic Street Preachers - Everything Must Go
Manic Street Preachers
Everything Must Go
88
critic score
(4)
83
user score
(59)
Jan 22
Tori Amos - Boys for Pele
Tori Amos
Boys for Pele
78
critic score
(4)
85
user score
(58)
Nov 4
Spice Girls - Spice
Spice Girls
Spice
72
critic score
(5)
74
user score
(58)
Dec 9
Boards of Canada - Hi Scores
Boards of Canada
Hi Scores
88
critic score
(3)
82
user score
(55)
Jun 1
Faye Wong - Fuzao
Faye Wong
Fuzao
81
user score
(51)
Mar 19
Underworld - Second Toughest in the Infants
Underworld
Second Toughest in the Infants
90
critic score
(3)
81
user score
(49)
Jul 3
Cryptopsy - None So Vile
Cryptopsy
None So Vile
95
critic score
(2)
86
user score
(49)
May 7
Pantera - The Great Southern Trendkill
Pantera
The Great Southern Trendkill
59
critic score
(4)
80
user score
(47)
Sep 9
Jamiroquai - Travelling Without Moving
Jamiroquai
Travelling Without Moving
68
critic score
(4)
76
user score
(47)
Jan 22
Radiohead - Street Spirit (Fade Out)
Radiohead
Street Spirit (Fade Out)
80
critic score
(1)
89
user score
(46)
Mar 8
Celine Dion - Falling into You
Celine Dion
Falling into You
54
critic score
(4)
74
user score
(46)
Apr 5
Unwound - Repetition
Unwound
Repetition
90
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(46)
May 21
Soundgarden - Down on the Upside
Soundgarden
Down on the Upside
63
critic score
(5)
77
user score
(46)
Jan 1
Current 93 - All The Pretty Little Horses
Current 93
All The Pretty Little Horses
80
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(45)
Apr 2
Maxwell - Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite
Maxwell
Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite
91
critic score
(3)
84
user score
(44)
Jun 11
Cardiacs - Sing to God
Cardiacs
Sing to God
85
critic score
(1)
74
user score
(44)
Jun 24
Opeth - Morningrise
Opeth
Morningrise
80
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(44)
Aug 13
Eels - Beautiful Freak
Eels
Beautiful Freak
78
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(43)
Sep 17
Cake - Fashion Nugget
Cake
Fashion Nugget
50
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(43)
Nov 12
Lil' Kim - Hard Core
Lil' Kim
Hard Core
87
critic score
(3)
78
user score
(42)
Feb 20
In Flames - The Jester Race
In Flames
The Jester Race
95
critic score
(2)
85
user score
(40)
Oct 29
Mazzy Star - Among My Swan
Mazzy Star
Among My Swan
64
critic score
(3)
79
user score
(40)
Aug 18
At The Drive-In - Acrobatic Tenement
At The Drive-In
Acrobatic Tenement
81
critic score
(4)
65
user score
(39)
Aug 27
Aaliyah - One in a Million
Aaliyah
One in a Million
77
critic score
(3)
78
user score
(39)
Sep 10
Cat Power - What Would the Community Think
Cat Power
What Would the Community Think
85
critic score
(4)
76
user score
(39)
Sep 17
The Cardigans - First Band on the Moon
The Cardigans
First Band on the Moon
79
critic score
(7)
80
user score
(39)
Mar 26
Busta Rhymes - The Coming
Busta Rhymes
The Coming
71
critic score
(3)
71
user score
(38)
Feb 12
Björk - Hyperballad
Björk
Hyperballad
96
user score
(37)
Apr 23
Spoon - Telephono
Spoon
Telephono
66
critic score
(4)
70
user score
(37)
Aug 20
Type O Negative - October Rust
Type O Negative
October Rust
80
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(37)
Jan 1
Converge - Petitioning the Empty Sky
Converge
Petitioning the Empty Sky
90
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(35)
Aug 30
Porter Ricks - Biokinetics
Porter Ricks
Biokinetics
95
critic score
(3)
80
user score
(35)
Dec 10
Redman - Muddy Waters
Redman
Muddy Waters
80
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(34)
Jul 23
Red House Painters - Songs for a Blue Guitar
Red House Painters
Songs for a Blue Guitar
74
critic score
(5)
80
user score
(33)
Nov 11
Tricky - Pre-Millennium Tension
Tricky
Pre-Millennium Tension
76
critic score
(6)
81
user score
(33)
1996
Swans - Die Tür ist zu
Swans
Die Tür ist zu
90
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(32)
Oct 1
Silver Jews - The Natural Bridge
Silver Jews
The Natural Bridge
65
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(32)
Nov 12
Snoop Dogg - Tha Doggfather
Snoop Dogg
Tha Doggfather
64
critic score
(3)
63
user score
(32)
Apr 2
Butthole Surfers - Electriclarryland
Butthole Surfers
Electriclarryland
59
critic score
(5)
67
user score
(31)
Jun 3
Dead Can Dance - Spiritchaser
Dead Can Dance
Spiritchaser
82
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(31)
Apr 30
The Cranberries - To the Faithful Departed
The Cranberries
To the Faithful Departed
62
critic score
(5)
65
user score
(30)
Jun 25
Screaming Trees - Dust
Screaming Trees
Dust
84
critic score
(5)
81
user score
(30)
Jul 30
Alice in Chains - Unplugged
Alice in Chains
Unplugged
53
critic score
(3)
82
user score
(30)
Nov 1
Katatonia - Brave Murder Day
Katatonia
Brave Murder Day
80
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(30)
Nov 19
Prince - Emancipation
Prince
Emancipation
71
critic score
(5)
67
user score
(30)
Jan 14
12 Rods - Gay?
12 Rods
Gay?
80
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(28)
Mar 1
Cocteau Twins - Milk and Kisses
Cocteau Twins
Milk and Kisses
61
critic score
(4)
68
user score
(28)
May 17
Ryuichi Sakamoto - 1996
Ryuichi Sakamoto
1996
60
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(28)
Sep 11
Porcupine Tree - Signify
Porcupine Tree
Signify
80
critic score
(2)
74
user score
(28)
Jan 16
Cibo Matto - Viva! La Woman
Cibo Matto
Viva! La Woman
85
critic score
(5)
82
user score
(27)
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