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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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51.

Vs.United States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1993Appears in:402 charts
Rank in 1993:5Rank Score:10,181
Rank in 1990s51Overall Rank:226
Average Rating:  79/100 (628 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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52.

Laughing StockUnited Kingdom Talk Talk
Year of Release:1991Appears in:408 charts
Rank in 1991:10Rank Score:9,964
Rank in 1990s52Overall Rank:232
Average Rating:  84/100 (515 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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53.

The Colour And The ShapeUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:1997Appears in:425 charts
Rank in 1997:7Rank Score:9,431
Rank in 1990s53Overall Rank:240
Average Rating:  79/100 (620 votes)
Comments: 46 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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55.

Ready To DieUnited States The Notorious B.I.G.
Year of Release:1994Appears in:334 charts
Rank in 1994:12Rank Score:8,402
Rank in 1990s55Overall Rank:269
Average Rating:  80/100 (465 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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56.

Jagged Little PillCanada Alanis Morissette
Year of Release:1995Appears in:418 charts
Rank in 1995:5Rank Score:8,351
Rank in 1990s56Overall Rank:271
Average Rating:  75/100 (657 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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57.

Blue LinesUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1991Appears in:437 charts
Rank in 1991:11Rank Score:8,183
Rank in 1990s57Overall Rank:276
Average Rating:  81/100 (585 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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58.

The Holy BibleUnited Kingdom Manic Street Preachers
Year of Release:1994Appears in:294 charts
Rank in 1994:13Rank Score:7,891
Rank in 1990s58Overall Rank:283
Average Rating:  77/100 (390 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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59.

Selected Ambient Works 85-92United Kingdom Aphex Twin
Year of Release:1992Appears in:356 charts
Rank in 1992:5Rank Score:7,762
Rank in 1990s59Overall Rank:295
Average Rating:  83/100 (436 votes)
Comments: 35 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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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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