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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
28.

ViolatorUnited Kingdom Depeche Mode
Year of Release:1990Appears in:627 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:15,932
Rank in 1990s28Overall Rank:136
Average Rating:  83/100 (780 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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69.

Heaven Or Las VegasUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1990Appears in:308 charts
Rank in 1990:2Rank Score:6,174
Rank in 1990s69Overall Rank:356
Average Rating:  81/100 (339 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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73.

NowhereUnited Kingdom Ride
Year of Release:1990Appears in:319 charts
Rank in 1990:3Rank Score:5,837
Rank in 1990s73Overall Rank:372
Average Rating:  82/100 (383 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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74.

BossanovaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1990Appears in:335 charts
Rank in 1990:4Rank Score:5,791
Rank in 1990s74Overall Rank:377
Average Rating:  79/100 (534 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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91.

Rust In PeaceUnited States Megadeth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:228 charts
Rank in 1990:5Rank Score:4,873
Rank in 1990s91Overall Rank:445
Average Rating:  79/100 (398 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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93.

GooUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:298 charts
Rank in 1990:6Rank Score:4,547
Rank in 1990s93Overall Rank:466
Average Rating:  80/100 (445 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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Ritual De Lo HabitualUnited States Jane's Addiction
Year of Release:1990Appears in:241 charts
Rank in 1990:7Rank Score:4,496
Rank in 1990s97Overall Rank:477
Average Rating:  77/100 (317 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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124.

Fear Of A Black PlanetUnited States Public Enemy
Year of Release:1990Appears in:236 charts
Rank in 1990:8Rank Score:3,534
Rank in 1990s124Overall Rank:600
Average Rating:  79/100 (285 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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135.

The La'sUnited Kingdom The La's
Year of Release:1990Appears in:226 charts
Rank in 1990:9Rank Score:3,221
Rank in 1990s135Overall Rank:649
Average Rating:  77/100 (262 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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149.

RepeaterUnited States Fugazi
Year of Release:1990Appears in:203 charts
Rank in 1990:10Rank Score:2,914
Rank in 1990s149Overall Rank:708
Average Rating:  81/100 (251 votes)
Comments: 16 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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