Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Best Of The 1990s-Part 7-The Best Albums From The Year 1996

Hello and welcome to the seventh installment of the best albums from the 1990s. For this series I tried to cover as many different musical genres as I could that happened to exist at the time. As you go through these lists you will notice interesting things. Some years were better for rock, some were better for hip hop, you get to see a rise in electronic music through the 90s. So come with us, take this journey and for right now check out the best albums of 1996! ENJOY!

1. Brainiac-Hissing Prigs In Static Couture(Touch and Go)

Genre: Noise Rock, Art Punk, Experimental Rock, Post-Punk

2. Country Teasers-Satan Is Real Again or Feeling Good About Bad Thoughts(Crypt)

Genre: Cowpunk, Garage Rock, Art Punk, Post-Punk, Noise Rock

3. Aphex Twin-Richard D. James Album(Warp)

Genre: IDM, Drill n Bass

4. Dr. Octagon-Dr. Octagonecologyst(Bulk Recordings)

Genre: Abstract Hip Hop, Experimental Hip Hop, Turntableism, Horrorcore, Boom Bap

5. Ween-12 Golden Country Greats(Elektra)

Genre: Country, Americana, Satire, Country Rock, Cowboy, Alt-Country

6. Weezer-Pinkerton(DGC)

Genre: Alternative Rock, Power Pop, Emo

7. The Wrens-Secaucus(Grass)

Genre: Indie Rock, Noise Pop, Power Pop, Midwest Emo, Emo

8. The Olivia Tremor Control-Music From the Unrealized Film Script, Dusk At Cubist Castle(Flydaddy)

Genre: Neo Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop, Indie Pop, LO-FI, Field Recordings, Sunshine Pop, Sound Collage, Experimental Rock, Drone

9. Modest Mouse-This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About(UP!)

Genre: Indie Rock, LO-FI, Midwest Emo

10. Sebadoh-Harmacy(Sub Pop)

Genre: Indie Rock, Alternative Rock, Grunge

11. Beck-Odelay(Bong Load)

Genre: Alternative Rock, Hip Hop, LO-FI, Electronic, Contemporary Folk, Alt-Country

12. Tool-Aenima(Zoo Entertainment)

Genre: Alternative Metal, Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock

13. Tortoise-Millions Now Living Will Never Die(Thrill Jockey)

Genre: Post-Rock, Experimental Rock, Krautrock, Electronic, Minimalism

14. Harvey Milk-Courtesy and Good Will Toward Men(Reproductive)

Genre: Sludge Metal, Doom Metal, Drone Metal, Noise Rock, Experimental Rock, Contemporary Folk

15. The Peechees-Do the Math(Kill Rock Stars)

Genre: Garage Punk, Punk Rock

16. Belle and Sebastian-Tigermilk/If You're Feeling Sinister(Electric Honey/Jeepster)

Genre: Twee Pop, Indie Pop, Chamber Pop, Chamber Folk

17. Z-Rock Hawaii-Self Titled(Nipp Guitar)

Genre: Experimental Rock, Noise Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Zolo

18. Walt Mink-El Producto(Atlantic)

Genre: Pop Rock, Alternative Rock, Indie Rock, Folk Pop

19. Stereolab-Emperor Tomato Ketchup(Duophonic Ultra High Frequency Disks)

Genre: Art Pop, Experimental Rock, Krautrock, Neo Psychedelia, French Pop, Indietronica

20. R.E.M.-New Adventures In HI-FI(Warner Bros)

Genre: Alternative Rock, Americana

21. DJ Shadow-Endtroducing(Mo Wax)

Genre: Instrumental Hip Hop, Experimental Hip Hop, Plunderphonics, Turntableism, Trip Hop

22. Porter Ricks-Biokenetics(Chain Reaction)

Genre: Dub Techno, Ambient Techno, Minimal Techno

23. EYEHATEGOD-Dopesick(Century Media)

Genre: Sludge Metal, Doom Metal

24. Eels-Beautiful Freak(Dreamworks)

Genre: Indie Pop, Alternative Rock, Chamber Pop, Trip Hop, Indie Rock

25. Neutral Milk Hotel-On Avery Island(Merge)

Genre: LO-FI, Psychedelic Folk, Indie Rock, Indie Folk, Neo Psychedelia, Singer/Songwriter

26. Oblivians-Popular Favorites(Crypt)

Genre: Garage Punk, Punk Blues

27. Squirrel Nut Zippers-Hot(Mammoth)

Genre: Swing Revival, Dixieland, Vocal Jazz

28. Rollerskate Skinny-Horsedrawn Wishes(Warner Bros)

Genre: Noise Pop, Shoegaze, Neo Psychedlia

29. Sleater Kinney-Call the Doctor(Chainsaw)

Genre: Riot Grrl, Indie Rock, Post-Hardcore

30. Melvins-Stag(Atlantic/Mammoth)

Genre: Sludge Metal, Experimental, Alternative Metal, Psychedelic Rock

31. Disco Inferno-Technicolour(Rough Trade)

Genre: Noise Pop, Post-Rock, Sound Collage

32. Mainliner-Mellow Out(Charnal Music)

Genre: Noise Rock, Heavy Psych, Psychedelic Rock, Jam Band

33. Supreme Dicks-The Emotional Plague(Homestead)

Genre: Experimental Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Post-Rock, Avant Folk

34. Acid Bath-Paegan Terrorism Tactics(Rotten)

Genre: Sludge Metal, Stoner Metal

35. 12 Rods-Gay?(V2)

Genre: Indie Rock, Dream Pop, Shoegaze

36. Fu Manchu-In Search Of...(Mammoth)

Genre: Stoner Rock, Heavy Psych, Stoner Metal

37. The Frogs-My Daughter the Broad(Matador)

Genre: LO-FI, Comedy Rock, Folk Pop

38. Unwound-Repetition(Kill Rock Stars)

Genre: Post-Hardcore, Noise Rock, Post-Punk

39. Cardiacs-Sing to God(The Alphabet Business Concern)

Genre: Art Punk, Experimental Rock, Progressive Rock, Post-Punk, Zolo

40. Failure-Fantastic Planet(Slash/Warner Bros)

Genre: Alternative Rock, Grunge, Space Rock, Post-Hardcore

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