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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.
19901,496146,097 Violator (136th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,521402,302 Nevermind (8th)
by Nirvana
19921,620231,129 Automatic For The People (54th)
by R.E.M.
19931,710244,486 In Utero (51st)
by Nirvana
19941,863410,419 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,935315,111 The Bends (16th)
by Radiohead
19962,074253,039 Pinkerton (94th)
by Weezer
19972,142396,431 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,072273,612 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,316248,506 Ágætis Byrjun (65th)
by Sigur Rós
Total18,7492,921,133

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
56.

Jagged Little PillCanada Alanis Morissette
Year of Release:1995Appears in:418 charts
Rank in 1995:5Rank Score:8,351
Rank in 1990s56Overall Rank:271
Average Rating:  75/100 (656 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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65.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:336 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:6,508
Rank in 1990s65Overall Rank:343
Average Rating:  84/100 (418 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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195.

Slow Riot for New Zerø KanadaCanada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1999Appears in:130 charts
Rank in 1999:23Rank Score:2,271
Rank in 1990s195Overall Rank:879
Average Rating:  83/100 (218 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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230.

Supposed Former Infatuation JunkieCanada Alanis Morissette
Year of Release:1998Appears in:90 charts
Rank in 1998:25Rank Score:1,930
Rank in 1990s230Overall Rank:1,034
Average Rating:  71/100 (136 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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251.

Harvest MoonCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1992Appears in:150 charts
Rank in 1992:23Rank Score:1,758
Rank in 1990s251Overall Rank:1,128
Average Rating:  77/100 (272 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Fully CompletelyCanada The Tragically Hip
Year of Release:1992Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 1992:27Rank Score:1,537
Rank in 1990s274Overall Rank:1,247
Average Rating:  78/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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393.

Fumbling Towards EcstasyCanada Sarah McLachlan
Year of Release:1993Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 1993:36Rank Score:962
Rank in 1990s393Overall Rank:1,851
Average Rating:  77/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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426.

The FutureCanada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:1992Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1992:41Rank Score:873
Rank in 1990s426Overall Rank:2,004
Average Rating:  77/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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438.

Come On OverCanada Shania Twain
Year of Release:1997Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 1997:40Rank Score:838
Rank in 1990s438Overall Rank:2,055
Average Rating:  64/100 (100 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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447.

SurfacingCanada Sarah McLachlan
Year of Release:1997Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1997:42Rank Score:825
Rank in 1990s447Overall Rank:2,085
Average Rating:  75/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 85 9%
1991 79 8%
1992 98 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 129 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%
Beck 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 554 55%
United Kingdom 264 26%
Canada 34 3%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 1%
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