The Top 50 Albums of 1996 as voted by the KSCA listeners :

1. REM - NEW ADVENTURES IN HI-FI
2. THE WALLFLOWERS - BRINGING DOWN THE HORSE
3. TRACY CHAPMAN - NEW BEGINNING
4. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND - CRASH
5. STING - MERCURY FALLING
6. ALANIS MORISSETTE - JAGGED LITTLE PILL
7. VARIOUS ARTISTS - LIVE FROM THE MUSIC HALL VOL.3
8. COUNTING CROWS RECOVERING THE SATELLITES
9. SHERYL CROW - SHERYL CROW
10. LYLE LOVETT - THE ROAD TO ENSENADA
11. FIONA APPLE - TIDAL
12. TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS - "SHE'S THE ONE" SOUNDTRACK
13. NATALIE MERCHANT - TIGER LILY
14. JOHN MELLENCAMP - MR. HAPPY-GO-LUCKY
15. SUZANNE VEGA - NINE OBJECTS OF DESIRE
16. VARIOUS ARTISTS - PHENOMENON SOUNDTRACK
17. JOAN OSBORNE - RELISH
18. HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH - FAIRWEATHER JOHNSON
19. JARS OF CLAY - JARS OF CLAY
20. TORI AMOS - BOYS FOR PELE
21. THE CRANBERRIES - TO THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED
22. ELVIS COSTELLO - ALL THIS USELESS BEAUTY
23. PEARL JAM - NO CODE
24. NO DOUBT - TRAGIC KINGDOM
25. SMASHING PUMPKINS - MELLON COLLIE & THE INFINITE SADNESS
26. OASIS - WHAT' S THE STORY MORNING GLORY
27. WILD COLONIALS - THIS CAN'T BE LIFE
28. BECK - ODELAY
29. EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL - WALKING WOUNDED
30. CHRIS ISAAK - THE BAJA SESSIONS
31. COWBOY JUNKIES - LAY IT DOWN
32. JACKSON BROWNE - LOOKING EAST
33. DOG'S EYE VEW - HAPPY NOWHERE
34. JEWEL - PIECES OF YOU
35. GIN BLOSSOMS - CONGRATULATIONS I'M SORRY
36. PATTI ROTHBERG - BETWEEN THE ONE AND THE NINE
37. MELISSA ETHERIDGE - YOUR LITTLE SECRET
38. KEB 'MO - JUST LIKE YOU
39. PAULA COLE - THIS FIRE
40. STEVE EARLE - I FEEL ALRIGHT
41. MARK KNOPFLER - GOLDEN HEART
42. SHAWN COLVIN - A FEW SMALL REPAIRS
43. FINN BROTHERS - FINN BROTHERS
44. GILLIAN WELCH - REVIVAL
45. NIL LARA - NIL LARA
46. DADA - EL SUBLIMINOSO
47. DISHWALLA - PET YOUR FRIENDS
48. LOS LOBOS - COLOSSAL HEAD
49. PAUL WESTERBERG - EVENTUALLY
50. GARBAGE - GARBAGE