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Best Albums of the 1990s

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Listed below are the greatest albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 26,000 greatest album charts.

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YearAlbums   The number of albums from each year featuring in the greatest album charts. Score   Total rank score for each year (made up of the total rank score from all albums in that year) Top Ranked Album   The top ranked album from each year and where it ranks in the overall chart.
19901,496146,339 Violator (136th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,521402,328 Nevermind (8th)
by Nirvana
19921,620231,396 Automatic For The People (54th)
by R.E.M.
19931,710244,353 In Utero (51st)
by Nirvana
19941,865410,129 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,936315,211 The Bends (16th)
by Radiohead
19962,074252,958 Pinkerton (94th)
by Weezer
19972,144396,128 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,075273,865 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,316248,425 Ágætis Byrjun (65th)
by Sigur Rós
Total18,7572,921,132

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, Oasis, The Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, My Bloody Valentine, Weezer, R.E.M. and Jeff Buckley.
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RankAlbumArtist
76.

The Boatman's CallAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1997Appears in:291 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:5,641
Rank in 1990s76Overall Rank:387
Average Rating:  81/100 (366 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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118.

Murder BalladsAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1996Appears in:217 charts
Rank in 1996:12Rank Score:3,764
Rank in 1990s118Overall Rank:559
Average Rating:  80/100 (279 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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131.

Let Love InAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1994Appears in:207 charts
Rank in 1994:22Rank Score:3,283
Rank in 1990s131Overall Rank:636
Average Rating:  81/100 (236 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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206.

WoodfaceAustralia Crowded House
Year of Release:1991Appears in:169 charts
Rank in 1991:22Rank Score:2,201
Rank in 1990s206Overall Rank:910
Average Rating:  76/100 (176 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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233.

Ocean SongsAustralia Dirty Three
Year of Release:1998Appears in:111 charts
Rank in 1998:26Rank Score:1,925
Rank in 1990s233Overall Rank:1,040
Average Rating:  77/100 (126 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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249.

The Good SonAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1990Appears in:156 charts
Rank in 1990:15Rank Score:1,794
Rank in 1990s249Overall Rank:1,107
Average Rating:  80/100 (210 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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305.

Henry`s DreamAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1992Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 1992:32Rank Score:1,353
Rank in 1990s305Overall Rank:1,395
Average Rating:  79/100 (133 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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343.

Together AloneAustralia Crowded House
Year of Release:1993Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1993:29Rank Score:1,156
Rank in 1990s343Overall Rank:1,585
Average Rating:  75/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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396.

Blue Sky MiningAustralia Midnight Oil
Year of Release:1990Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1990:32Rank Score:959
Rank in 1990s396Overall Rank:1,862
Average Rating:  74/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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427.

Hourly, DailyAustralia You Am I
Year of Release:1996Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1996:48Rank Score:871
Rank in 1990s427Overall Rank:2,006
Average Rating:  73/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 85 9%
1991 79 8%
1992 97 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 130 13%
1995 111 11%
1996 116 12%
1997 98 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 86 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
Green Day 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 555 56%
United Kingdom 264 26%
Canada 33 3%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 1%
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