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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 25,000 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.
19901,453140,196 Violator (137th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,484392,471 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,581224,438 Automatic For The People (53rd)
by R.E.M.
19931,670237,381 In Utero (47th)
by Nirvana
19941,820400,828 Grace (43rd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,880309,569 The Bends (16th)
by Radiohead
19962,021245,057 Pinkerton (96th)
by Weezer
19972,070385,563 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,995267,427 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,210240,734 Ágætis Byrjun (71st)
by Sigur Rós
Total18,1842,843,663

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
501.

94 DiskontGermany Oval
Year of Release:1995Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1995:55Rank Score:665
Rank in 1990s501Overall Rank:2,408
Average Rating:  78/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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502.

FuzzyUnited States Grant Lee Buffalo
Year of Release:1993Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1993:48Rank Score:662
Rank in 1990s502Overall Rank:2,416
Average Rating:  76/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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503.

LeisureUnited Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:1991Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 1991:39Rank Score:657
Rank in 1990s503Overall Rank:2,429
Average Rating:  70/100 (197 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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504.

FantasmaJapan Cornelius
Year of Release:1997Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1997:49Rank Score:656
Rank in 1990s504Overall Rank:2,433
Average Rating:  78/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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505.

She Hangs BrightlyUnited States Mazzy Star
Year of Release:1990Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1990:40Rank Score:655
Rank in 1990s505Overall Rank:2,436
Average Rating:  77/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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506.

Funcrusher PlusUnited States Company Flow
Year of Release:1997Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1997:50Rank Score:654
Rank in 1990s506Overall Rank:2,441
Average Rating:  78/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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507.

The Sky Is CryingUnited States Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble
Year of Release:1991Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1991:40Rank Score:654
Rank in 1990s507Overall Rank:2,443
Average Rating:  75/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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508.

Recovering The SatellitesUnited States Counting Crows
Year of Release:1996Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1996:59Rank Score:653
Rank in 1990s508Overall Rank:2,445
Average Rating:  73/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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509.

Black LoveUnited States The Afghan Whigs
Year of Release:1996Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1996:60Rank Score:641
Rank in 1990s509Overall Rank:2,486
Average Rating:  76/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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510.

Icky MettleUnited States Archers Of Loaf
Year of Release:1993Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1993:49Rank Score:638
Rank in 1990s510Overall Rank:2,489
Average Rating:  79/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 85 9%
1991 80 8%
1992 98 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 128 13%
1995 112 11%
1996 119 12%
1997 97 10%
1998 95 10%
1999 86 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 557 56%
United Kingdom 263 26%
Canada 35 4%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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