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the list

1996

Albums:

Tori Amos - Boys for Pele

The Archers of Loaf - All the Nations Airports

Beck - Odelay

Belle and Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads

Gastr del Sol - Upgrade or Afterlife

Jessamine - The Long Arm of Coincidence

Lilys - Better Can't Make Your Life Better

The Melvins - Stag

Neutral Milk Hotel - On Avery Island

The Olivia Tremor Control - Music from the Unrealized Film Script, Dusk at Cubist Castle [Explanation I] / Explanation II: Dream Sequences and Themes

Polvo - Exploded Drawing

Sepultura - Roots

The Scud Mountain Boys - Massachusetts

Sleater-Kinney - Call the Doctor

Patti Smith - Gone Again

Stereolab - Emperor Tomato Ketchup

Sun City Girls - 330,003 Crossdressers From Beyond Rig Veda

Sun City Girls - Dante's Disneyland Inferno

Swans - Soundtracks for the Blind

Tortoise - Millions Now Living Will Never Die

Unwound - Repetition

Wilco - Being There


Singles and deep cuts:

Toni Braxton - 'Un-Break My Heart', Secrets

Sheryl Crow - 'If It Makes You Happy', Sheryl Crow

R Kelly - 'I Believe I Can Fly', R; [Various artists] Space Jam: Music From and Inspired by the Motion Picture

The Olivia Tremor Control - The Giant Day: Prelude to Music From the Unrealized Film Script "Dusk at Cubist Castle" [E P]

The Prodigy - 'Firestarter', The Fat of the Land

Sublime - 'What I Got', Sublime


Archival and compilation albums:

Gene Autry - Back in the Saddle Again: 25 Cowboy Classics

Junior Byles - Beat Down Babylon: The Upsetter Years

The Carter Family - Sunshine in the Shadows: Their Complete Victor Recordings (1931-32)

The Dixie Hummingbirds - Complete Recorded Works 1939-1947 in Chronological Order

Definitive Drifters Anthology One: Clyde McPhatter and the Drifters

Definitive Drifters Anthology Two: Rockin' and Driftin'

Definitive Drifters Anthology Three: Save the Last Dance for Me

Definitive Drifters Anthology Four: Up on the Roof

Definitive Drifters Anthology Five: Under the Boardwalk

Definitive Drifters Anthology Six: The Good Life

Definitive Drifters Anthology Seven: I'll Take You Where the Music's Playing

Mississippi John Hurt - Avalon Blues: The Complete 1928 Okeh Recordings

Bascom Lamar Lunsford - Ballads, Banjo Tunes and Sacred Songs of Western North Carolina

Junior Parker - Backtracking: The Duke Recordings Vol. Two

The Complete Columbia Stanley Brothers

Frank Zappa - Läther