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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
21.

PinkertonUnited States Weezer
Year of Release:1996Appears in:702 charts
Rank in 1996:1Rank Score:21,602
Rank in 1990s21Overall Rank:94
Average Rating:  84/100 (928 votes)
Comments: 102 comments
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24.

If You're Feeling SinisterUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:653 charts
Rank in 1996:2Rank Score:18,067
Rank in 1990s24Overall Rank:116
Average Rating:  84/100 (740 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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29.

Endtroducing.....United States DJ Shadow
Year of Release:1996Appears in:572 charts
Rank in 1996:3Rank Score:15,397
Rank in 1990s29Overall Rank:140
Average Rating:  84/100 (647 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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40.

OdelayUnited States Beck
Year of Release:1996Appears in:608 charts
Rank in 1996:4Rank Score:13,423
Rank in 1990s40Overall Rank:165
Average Rating:  81/100 (849 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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41.

ÆnimaUnited States Tool
Year of Release:1996Appears in:390 charts
Rank in 1996:5Rank Score:12,400
Rank in 1990s41Overall Rank:178
Average Rating:  80/100 (579 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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80.

SublimeUnited States Sublime
Year of Release:1996Appears in:262 charts
Rank in 1996:6Rank Score:5,480
Rank in 1990s80Overall Rank:403
Average Rating:  74/100 (401 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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93.

Reasonable DoubtUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:1996Appears in:186 charts
Rank in 1996:7Rank Score:4,537
Rank in 1990s93Overall Rank:466
Average Rating:  73/100 (313 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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99.

Everything Must GoUnited Kingdom Manic Street Preachers
Year of Release:1996Appears in:228 charts
Rank in 1996:8Rank Score:4,417
Rank in 1990s99Overall Rank:487
Average Rating:  77/100 (332 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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TigermilkUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:269 charts
Rank in 1996:9Rank Score:3,898
Rank in 1990s112Overall Rank:539
Average Rating:  81/100 (337 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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114.

Soundtracks For The BlindUnited States Swans
Year of Release:1996Appears in:174 charts
Rank in 1996:10Rank Score:3,855
Rank in 1990s114Overall Rank:541
Average Rating:  82/100 (218 votes)
Comments: 14 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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