The Best Alternative Rock Albums of 1996

1. Beck - Odelay

Beck - Odelay
June 18, 1996
Critic Score
93
7 reviews

5. Sublime - Sublime

Sublime - Sublime
July 30, 1996
Critic Score
85
3 reviews

6. R.E.M. - New Adventures in Hi-Fi

R.E.M. - New Adventures in Hi-Fi
September 9, 1996
Critic Score
84
8 reviews

7. Screaming Trees - Dust

Screaming Trees - Dust
June 25, 1996
Critic Score
84
5 reviews

8. Weezer - Pinkerton

Weezer - Pinkerton
September 24, 1996
Critic Score
82
9 reviews

9. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads
February 5, 1996
Critic Score
81
7 reviews

10. Local H - As Good as Dead

Local H - As Good as Dead
April 1, 1996
Critic Score
80
1 review

11. Legião Urbana - A Tempestade

Legião Urbana - A Tempestade
September 20, 1996
Critic Score
80
1 review

12. Dispatch - Silent Steeples

Dispatch - Silent Steeples
January 1, 1996
Critic Score
80
1 review

13. The Lemonheads - Car Button Cloth

The Lemonheads - Car Button Cloth
October 15, 1996
Critic Score
79
5 reviews

14. Eels - Beautiful Freak

Eels - Beautiful Freak
August 13, 1996
Critic Score
78
2 reviews

15. Sebadoh - Harmacy

Sebadoh - Harmacy
August 20, 1996
Critic Score
76
6 reviews

16. Butter 08 - Butter

Butter 08 - Butter
September 3, 1996
Critic Score
75
4 reviews

17. Failure - Fantastic Planet

Failure - Fantastic Planet
August 13, 1996
Critic Score
75
2 reviews

18. Imperial Teen - Seasick

Imperial Teen - Seasick
May 7, 1996
Critic Score
75
5 reviews

19. PJ Harvey and John Parish - Dance Hall at Louse Point

PJ Harvey and John Parish - Dance Hall at Louse Point
September 24, 1996
Critic Score
75
5 reviews

20. Bob Mould - Bob Mould

Bob Mould - Bob Mould
April 30, 1996
Critic Score
74
5 reviews

21. Throwing Muses - Limbo

Throwing Muses - Limbo
August 13, 1996
Critic Score
72
6 reviews

22. Skunk Anansie - Stoosh

Skunk Anansie - Stoosh
May 20, 1996
Critic Score
72
3 reviews

23. Soul Coughing - Irresistible Bliss

Soul Coughing - Irresistible Bliss
May 14, 1996
Critic Score
71
4 reviews

25. Placebo - Placebo

Placebo - Placebo
July 16, 1996
Critic Score
70
2 reviews
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