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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
12.

Ágætis ByrjunIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:1999Appears in:889 charts
Rank in 1999:1Rank Score:28,197
Rank in 1990s12Overall Rank:65
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,049 votes)
Comments: 94 comments
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18.

The Soft BulletinUnited States The Flaming Lips
Year of Release:1999Appears in:844 charts
Rank in 1999:2Rank Score:23,975
Rank in 1990s18Overall Rank:83
Average Rating:  84/100 (997 votes)
Comments: 88 comments
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27.

CalifornicationUnited States Red Hot Chili Peppers
Year of Release:1999Appears in:621 charts
Rank in 1999:3Rank Score:16,082
Rank in 1990s27Overall Rank:134
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,087 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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60.

13United Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:1999Appears in:343 charts
Rank in 1999:4Rank Score:6,998
Rank in 1990s60Overall Rank:322
Average Rating:  80/100 (489 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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64.

69 Love SongsUnited States The Magnetic Fields
Year of Release:1999Appears in:293 charts
Rank in 1999:5Rank Score:6,590
Rank in 1990s64Overall Rank:341
Average Rating:  81/100 (379 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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79.

Emergency & IUnited States The Dismemberment Plan
Year of Release:1999Appears in:242 charts
Rank in 1999:6Rank Score:5,521
Rank in 1990s79Overall Rank:400
Average Rating:  81/100 (281 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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81.

PlayUnited States Moby
Year of Release:1999Appears in:329 charts
Rank in 1999:7Rank Score:5,334
Rank in 1990s81Overall Rank:413
Average Rating:  76/100 (533 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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87.

The Battle Of Los AngelesUnited States Rage Against The Machine
Year of Release:1999Appears in:236 charts
Rank in 1999:8Rank Score:4,936
Rank in 1990s87Overall Rank:438
Average Rating:  77/100 (478 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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88.

Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A MemoryUnited States Dream Theater
Year of Release:1999Appears in:166 charts
Rank in 1999:9Rank Score:4,901
Rank in 1990s88Overall Rank:441
Average Rating:  79/100 (262 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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89.

SummerteethUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:1999Appears in:303 charts
Rank in 1999:10Rank Score:4,886
Rank in 1990s89Overall Rank:442
Average Rating:  82/100 (402 votes)
Comments: 28 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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