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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 23,000 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.
19901,385134,013 Violator (131st)
by Depeche Mode
19911,410376,525 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,503214,548 Automatic For The People (49th)
by R.E.M.
19931,596228,166 In Utero (46th)
by Nirvana
19941,711383,265 Grace (43rd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,806297,424 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,922232,488 Pinkerton (96th)
by Weezer
19971,978367,019 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,912255,580 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,108227,566 Ágætis Byrjun (71st)
by Sigur Rós
Total17,3312,716,593

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.

LeisureUnited Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:1991Appears in:75 charts
Rank in 1991:40Rank Score:648
Rank in 1990s501Overall Rank:2,365
Average Rating:  70/100 (189 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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502.

Songs For DrellaMixed Nationality Lou Reed & John Cale
Year of Release:1990Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1990:38Rank Score:643
Rank in 1990s502Overall Rank:2,382
Average Rating:  77/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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503.

Black LoveUnited States The Afghan Whigs
Year of Release:1996Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1996:61Rank Score:635
Rank in 1990s503Overall Rank:2,405
Average Rating:  76/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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504.

Collective SoulUnited States Collective Soul
Year of Release:1995Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1995:57Rank Score:635
Rank in 1990s504Overall Rank:2,406
Average Rating:  72/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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505.

PromenadeUnited Kingdom The Divine Comedy
Year of Release:1994Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1994:62Rank Score:634
Rank in 1990s505Overall Rank:2,407
Average Rating:  77/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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506.

The Sky Is CryingUnited States Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble
Year of Release:1991Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1991:41Rank Score:634
Rank in 1990s506Overall Rank:2,409
Average Rating:  75/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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507.

Psyence FictionUnited Kingdom UNKLE
Year of Release:1998Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 1998:58Rank Score:630
Rank in 1990s507Overall Rank:2,418
Average Rating:  77/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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508.

Yank CrimeUnited States Drive Like Jehu
Year of Release:1994Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1994:63Rank Score:626
Rank in 1990s508Overall Rank:2,427
Average Rating:  80/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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509.

Vanishing PointUnited Kingdom Primal Scream
Year of Release:1997Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1997:48Rank Score:622
Rank in 1990s509Overall Rank:2,442
Average Rating:  76/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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510.

Music BoxUnited States Mariah Carey
Year of Release:1993Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1993:48Rank Score:621
Rank in 1990s510Overall Rank:2,446
Average Rating:  65/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 84 8%
1991 81 8%
1992 99 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 113 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 99 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 560 56%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Canada 37 4%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 14 1%
Ireland 12 1%
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