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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
981.

L'École Du Micro D'ArgentFrance IAM
Year of Release:1997Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1997:95Rank Score:279
Rank in 1990s981Overall Rank:4,881
Average Rating:  77/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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982.

Ixnay On The HombreUnited States The Offspring
Year of Release:1997Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1997:96Rank Score:279
Rank in 1990s982Overall Rank:4,886
Average Rating:  73/100 (89 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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983.

QuiqueUnited Kingdom Seefeel
Year of Release:1993Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1993:100Rank Score:279
Rank in 1990s983Overall Rank:4,888
Average Rating:  77/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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984.

OrangeUnited States Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Year of Release:1994Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1994:128Rank Score:279
Rank in 1990s984Overall Rank:4,889
Average Rating:  76/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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985.

American II: UnchainedUnited States Johnny Cash
Year of Release:1996Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1996:114Rank Score:278
Rank in 1990s985Overall Rank:4,894
Average Rating:  78/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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986.

Faithless StreetUnited States Whiskeytown
Year of Release:1995Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1995:109Rank Score:278
Rank in 1990s986Overall Rank:4,904
Average Rating:  78/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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987.

Everything I Long ForCanada Hayden
Year of Release:1995Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1995:110Rank Score:277
Rank in 1990s987Overall Rank:4,917
Average Rating:  72/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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988.

NOLAUnited States Down
Year of Release:1995Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1995:111Rank Score:276
Rank in 1990s988Overall Rank:4,922
Average Rating:  78/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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989.

Singles (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Mixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1992Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1992:96Rank Score:276
Rank in 1990s989Overall Rank:4,923
Average Rating:  76/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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990.

Sixpence None The RicherUnited States Sixpence None The Richer
Year of Release:1997Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1997:97Rank Score:276
Rank in 1990s990Overall Rank:4,924
Average Rating:  68/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 0 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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