1996 favorites (best of)

DJ Shadow - Entroducing...
instrumental hip-hop, downtempo trip-hop
Tortoise - Millions Now Living Will Never Die
out-rock, post-rock, instrumental indie rock
Cujo - Adventures In Foam
jazzy drum-n-bass
Squarepusher - Feed Me Weird Things
intelligent drum-n-bass
Directions In Music - s/t
post-rock, instrumental indie rock
Stereolab - Emperor Tomato Ketchup
The Beastie Boys - The In Sound From Way Out!
instrumental hip-hop, jazz-n-groove
Gregory Fleckner Quintent - Monkey Boots
electro-funk, idm
Gary Moscheles - Shaped to Make Your Life Easier
electro-funk, idm
June 0f 44 - Tropics and Meridians
math-rock, heavy indie rock
UI - SideLong
out-rock, post-rock, instrumental indie rock
HIM - Egg
out-rock, dub rock
Roy Montgomery - Temple IV
drone rock, kranky
Herbert - 100 Lbs.
leftfield techno house
Bowery Electric - Beat
electronic rock, kranky
Magnog - Magnog
drone rock, kranky
Jake Slazenger - Das Ist Ein Groovy Beat Ja?
Jessamine - Long Arm of Coincidence
synthetic space rock, kranky
Funki Porcini - Love Pussycates & Carwrecks
jazzy downtempo trip-hop
Up, Bustle & Out - One Colour Just Reflects Another
jazzy downtempo trip-hop
Trans Am - s/t
tongue-in-check indie synth rock