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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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22.

Blood Sugar Sex MagikUnited States Red Hot Chili Peppers
Year of Release:1991Appears in:695 charts
Rank in 1991:5Rank Score:19,793
Rank in 1990s22Overall Rank:109
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,156 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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23.

MTV Unplugged In New YorkUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1994Appears in:656 charts
Rank in 1994:6Rank Score:18,391
Rank in 1990s23Overall Rank:113
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,277 votes)
Comments: 60 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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25.

Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)United States Wu-Tang Clan
Year of Release:1993Appears in:594 charts
Rank in 1993:3Rank Score:17,454
Rank in 1990s25Overall Rank:123
Average Rating:  84/100 (705 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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26.

SpiderlandUnited States Slint
Year of Release:1991Appears in:580 charts
Rank in 1991:6Rank Score:16,971
Rank in 1990s26Overall Rank:126
Average Rating:  84/100 (695 votes)
Comments: 73 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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28.

ViolatorUnited Kingdom Depeche Mode
Year of Release:1990Appears in:625 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:15,903
Rank in 1990s28Overall Rank:136
Average Rating:  83/100 (779 votes)
Comments: 54 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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30.

Slanted & EnchantedUnited States Pavement
Year of Release:1992Appears in:570 charts
Rank in 1992:3Rank Score:15,363
Rank in 1990s30Overall Rank:141
Average Rating:  83/100 (770 votes)
Comments: 56 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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