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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.
19901,496146,073 Violator (136th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,521401,839 Nevermind (8th)
by Nirvana
19921,619230,922 Automatic For The People (54th)
by R.E.M.
19931,710244,224 In Utero (51st)
by Nirvana
19941,864409,960 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,934314,902 The Bends (16th)
by Radiohead
19962,073252,837 Pinkerton (95th)
by Weezer
19972,142396,158 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,071273,496 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,316248,557 Ágætis Byrjun (65th)
by Sigur Rós
Total18,7462,918,970

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
4.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:1,647 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:76,078
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,814 votes)
Comments: 308 comments
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34.

MezzanineUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1998Appears in:581 charts
Rank in 1998:2Rank Score:14,214
Rank in 1990s34Overall Rank:153
Average Rating:  82/100 (739 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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50.

Moon SafariFrance Air
Year of Release:1998Appears in:487 charts
Rank in 1998:3Rank Score:10,323
Rank in 1990s50Overall Rank:225
Average Rating:  81/100 (610 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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54.

Music Has The Right To ChildrenUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:1998Appears in:364 charts
Rank in 1998:4Rank Score:8,607
Rank in 1990s54Overall Rank:260
Average Rating:  81/100 (437 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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63.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:302 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:6,704
Rank in 1990s63Overall Rank:337
Average Rating:  81/100 (386 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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82.

XOUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1998Appears in:272 charts
Rank in 1998:6Rank Score:5,194
Rank in 1990s82Overall Rank:421
Average Rating:  81/100 (375 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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90.

The Miseducation of Lauryn HillUnited States Lauryn Hill
Year of Release:1998Appears in:276 charts
Rank in 1998:7Rank Score:4,875
Rank in 1990s90Overall Rank:444
Average Rating:  75/100 (422 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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98.

Electro-Shock BluesUnited States Eels
Year of Release:1998Appears in:248 charts
Rank in 1998:8Rank Score:4,438
Rank in 1990s98Overall Rank:482
Average Rating:  79/100 (311 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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102.

Ray Of LightUnited States Madonna
Year of Release:1998Appears in:229 charts
Rank in 1998:9Rank Score:4,337
Rank in 1990s102Overall Rank:499
Average Rating:  72/100 (373 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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116.

Deserter's SongsUnited States Mercury Rev
Year of Release:1998Appears in:258 charts
Rank in 1998:10Rank Score:3,807
Rank in 1990s116Overall Rank:546
Average Rating:  81/100 (318 votes)
Comments: 19 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%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Alice In Chains 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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