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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
991.

Beautiful MidnightCanada Matthew Good Band
Year of Release:1999Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1999:86Rank Score:276
Rank in 1990s991Overall Rank:4,928
Average Rating:  72/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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992.

The Best Of The Pogues
Compilation
United Kingdom The Pogues
Year of Release:1991Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1991:78Rank Score:276
Rank in 1990s992Overall Rank:4,929
Average Rating:  71/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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993.

Superfuzz Bigmuff Plus Early Singles
Compilation
United States Mudhoney
Year of Release:1990Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1990:85Rank Score:275
Rank in 1990s993Overall Rank:4,936
Average Rating:  74/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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994.

Henryk Górecki: Symphony No. 3Mixed Nationality David Zinman / Dawn Upshaw / London Sinfonietta
Year of Release:1992Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1992:97Rank Score:274
Rank in 1990s994Overall Rank:4,945
Average Rating:  80/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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995.

The Definitive Simon And Garfunkel
Compilation
United States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1994Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1994:129Rank Score:274
Rank in 1990s995Overall Rank:4,949
Average Rating:  80/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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996.

None So VileCanada Cryptopsy
Year of Release:1996Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1996:115Rank Score:274
Rank in 1990s996Overall Rank:4,953
Average Rating:  80/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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997.

The Book Of SecretsCanada Loreena McKennitt
Year of Release:1997Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1997:98Rank Score:274
Rank in 1990s997Overall Rank:4,955
Average Rating:  73/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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998.

Anthology 3
Compilation
United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1996Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1996:116Rank Score:274
Rank in 1990s998Overall Rank:4,962
Average Rating:  80/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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999.

FrequenciesUnited Kingdom LFO
Year of Release:1991Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1991:79Rank Score:274
Rank in 1990s999Overall Rank:4,965
Average Rating:  76/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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1000.

GordonCanada Barenaked Ladies
Year of Release:1992Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1992:98Rank Score:273
Rank in 1990s1,000Overall Rank:4,968
Average Rating:  72/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 4 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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