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The best albums of 1996 as chosen by Mojo magazine. Cover art and track listings for each of these top albums of 1996 are included. This Albums of the Year 1996 list is ranked with the best records at the top. Mojo magazine is just about the best authority for quality music in the world, and although their main focus is rock music, they also do other genres like jazz and world music. Still, as great as Mojo is, it's easy to see albums on their lists that haven't aged well, as well as great records that didn't make their list - but this is often the problem with year-end music lists, it takes time for good records to grow on you!

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Odelay is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 1996
Odelay Beck Hansen

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Life Is Sweet is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 1996
Life Is Sweet Maria McKee

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Endtroducing..... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 1996
Endtroducing..... DJ Shadow

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New Adventures in Hi-Fi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 1996

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Peace at Last is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 1996
Peace at Last The Blue Nile

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A Ass Pocket of Whiskey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 1996
A Ass Pocket of Whiskey R. L. Burnside

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Walking Wounded is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 1996
Walking Wounded Everything but the Girl

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Trampoline is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 1996
Trampoline

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Lewis Taylor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 1996
Lewis Taylor Lewis Taylor

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Revival is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 1996
Revival Gillian Welch

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Ben Folds Five is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 1996
Ben Folds Five Ben Folds Five

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Coming Up is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 1996
Coming Up Suede

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Gone Again is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 1996
Gone Again Patti Smith

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Second Toughest in the Infants is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 1996

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The Complete Score is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 1996

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Rhythmeen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 1996
Rhythmeen ZZ Top

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Hawaii is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 1996
Hawaii The High Llamas

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Sprit is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 1996
Sprit

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All This Useless Beauty is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 1996
All This Useless Beauty Elvis Costello, Elvis Costello & The Attractions

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T.A.P.O.A.F.O.M. (The Awesome ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 1996

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Night Song is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 1996
Night Song

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Car Button Cloth is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 1996
Car Button Cloth The Lemonheads

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Braver Newer World is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 1996
Braver Newer World Jimmie Dale Gilmore

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Dust is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 1996
Dust Screaming Trees

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The Secret of Life is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 1996
The Secret of Life Gretchen Peters

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I Feel Alright is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 1996
I Feel Alright Steve Earle

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Worotan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 1996
Worotan Oumou Sangare

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Becoming X is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 1996
Becoming X Sneaker Pimps

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Everything Must Go is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 1996
Everything Must Go Manic Street Preachers

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Set the Twilight Reeling is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 1996

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Norma Waterson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 1996
Norma Waterson Norma Waterson

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Bloom is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 1996
Bloom Tasmin Archer

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New Moon Daughter is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 1996
New Moon Daughter Cassandra Wilson

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Below the Bassline is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 1996
Below the Bassline Ernest Ranglin

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From the Muddy Banks of the Wi... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 1996
From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah

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K is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 1996
K Kula Shaker

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Ugly Beautiful is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 1996
Ugly Beautiful Baby Bird

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Pinkerton is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 1996
Pinkerton Weezer

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Sheryl Crow is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 1996
Sheryl Crow Sheryl Crow

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Scream, Dracula, Scream! is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 1996
Scream, Dracula, Scream! Rocket from the Crypt