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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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61.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:306 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:6,856
Rank in 1990s61Overall Rank:326
Average Rating:  83/100 (351 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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62.

PostIceland Björk
Year of Release:1995Appears in:384 charts
Rank in 1995:6Rank Score:6,731
Rank in 1990s62Overall Rank:335
Average Rating:  81/100 (565 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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63.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:302 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:6,704
Rank in 1990s63Overall Rank:337
Average Rating:  81/100 (385 votes)
Comments: 17 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:342
Average Rating:  81/100 (378 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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65.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:336 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:6,508
Rank in 1990s65Overall Rank:343
Average Rating:  84/100 (418 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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66.

Bee ThousandUnited States Guided By Voices
Year of Release:1994Appears in:247 charts
Rank in 1994:14Rank Score:6,436
Rank in 1990s66Overall Rank:346
Average Rating:  80/100 (312 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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67.

August And Everything AfterUnited States Counting Crows
Year of Release:1993Appears in:260 charts
Rank in 1993:6Rank Score:6,290
Rank in 1990s67Overall Rank:351
Average Rating:  72/100 (393 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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68.

Liquid SwordsUnited States GZA
Year of Release:1995Appears in:299 charts
Rank in 1995:7Rank Score:6,278
Rank in 1990s68Overall Rank:353
Average Rating:  83/100 (337 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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69.

The ChronicUnited States Dr. Dre
Year of Release:1992Appears in:282 charts
Rank in 1992:6Rank Score:6,166
Rank in 1990s69Overall Rank:356
Average Rating:  79/100 (434 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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70.

Heaven Or Las VegasUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1990Appears in:306 charts
Rank in 1990:2Rank Score:6,152
Rank in 1990s70Overall Rank:359
Average Rating:  81/100 (338 votes)
Comments: 30 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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