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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.
19901,496146,339 Violator (136th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,521402,328 Nevermind (8th)
by Nirvana
19921,620231,396 Automatic For The People (54th)
by R.E.M.
19931,710244,353 In Utero (51st)
by Nirvana
19941,865410,129 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,936315,211 The Bends (16th)
by Radiohead
19962,074252,958 Pinkerton (94th)
by Weezer
19972,144396,128 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,075273,865 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,316248,425 Ágætis Byrjun (65th)
by Sigur Rós
Total18,7572,921,132

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
41.

ÆnimaUnited States Tool
Year of Release:1996Appears in:390 charts
Rank in 1996:5Rank Score:12,401
Rank in 1990s41Overall Rank:178
Average Rating:  80/100 (580 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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42.

The Lonesome Crowded WestUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1997Appears in:435 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:12,084
Rank in 1990s42Overall Rank:184
Average Rating:  84/100 (532 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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43.

The Low End TheoryUnited States A Tribe Called Quest
Year of Release:1991Appears in:479 charts
Rank in 1991:8Rank Score:11,973
Rank in 1990s43Overall Rank:187
Average Rating:  84/100 (576 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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44.

SuperunknownUnited States Soundgarden
Year of Release:1994Appears in:507 charts
Rank in 1994:11Rank Score:11,948
Rank in 1990s44Overall Rank:188
Average Rating:  80/100 (720 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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45.

DirtUnited States Alice In Chains
Year of Release:1992Appears in:451 charts
Rank in 1992:4Rank Score:11,895
Rank in 1990s45Overall Rank:189
Average Rating:  81/100 (662 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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46.

Urban HymnsUnited Kingdom The Verve
Year of Release:1997Appears in:521 charts
Rank in 1997:5Rank Score:11,208
Rank in 1990s46Overall Rank:201
Average Rating:  77/100 (761 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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47.

SouvlakiUnited Kingdom Slowdive
Year of Release:1993Appears in:429 charts
Rank in 1993:4Rank Score:11,137
Rank in 1990s47Overall Rank:204
Average Rating:  84/100 (452 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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48.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:471 charts
Rank in 1997:6Rank Score:11,043
Rank in 1990s48Overall Rank:209
Average Rating:  83/100 (567 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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49.

ScreamadelicaUnited Kingdom Primal Scream
Year of Release:1991Appears in:489 charts
Rank in 1991:9Rank Score:10,670
Rank in 1990s49Overall Rank:220
Average Rating:  80/100 (634 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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50.

Moon SafariFrance Air
Year of Release:1998Appears in:487 charts
Rank in 1998:3Rank Score:10,307
Rank in 1990s50Overall Rank:225
Average Rating:  81/100 (611 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 85 9%
1991 79 8%
1992 97 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 130 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%
R.E.M. 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
Green Day 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 555 56%
United Kingdom 264 26%
Canada 33 3%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 1%
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