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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 16,000 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.
19901,030102,492 Violator (133rd)
by Depeche Mode
19911,067311,515 Nevermind (6th)
by Nirvana
19921,124173,140 Automatic For The People (46th)
by R.E.M.
19931,241179,259 In Utero (44th)
by Nirvana
19941,331301,748 Grace (41st)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,321237,668 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,431181,651 Pinkerton (106th)
by Weezer
19971,466293,002 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,396202,699 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,523182,661 Ágætis Byrjun [Agaetis Byrjun] (69th)
by Sigur Rós
Total12,9302,165,835

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, Oasis, Pearl Jam, The Smashing Pumpkins, My Bloody Valentine, R.E.M., Weezer and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
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501.

Gran TurismoSweden The Cardigans
Year of Release:1998Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1998:57Rank Score:509
Rank in 1990s501Overall Rank:2,334
Average Rating: 70/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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502.

Bricks Are HeavyUnited States L7
Year of Release:1992Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1992:53Rank Score:509
Rank in 1990s502Overall Rank:2,336
Average Rating: 75/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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503.

InternationalistAustralia Powderfinger
Year of Release:1998Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1998:58Rank Score:508
Rank in 1990s503Overall Rank:2,339
Average Rating: 74/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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504.

Liquid SkinUnited Kingdom Gomez
Year of Release:1999Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1999:49Rank Score:503
Rank in 1990s504Overall Rank:2,357
Average Rating: 73/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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505.

The PodUnited States Ween
Year of Release:1991Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1991:39Rank Score:502
Rank in 1990s505Overall Rank:2,359
Average Rating: 74/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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506.

Experimental Jet Set, Trash And No StarUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1994Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1994:61Rank Score:500
Rank in 1990s506Overall Rank:2,365
Average Rating: 70/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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507.

VivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplotUnited States Sparklehorse
Year of Release:1995Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1995:58Rank Score:498
Rank in 1990s507Overall Rank:2,367
Average Rating: 77/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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508.

And She Closed Her EyesSweden Stina Nordenstam
Year of Release:1994Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1994:62Rank Score:498
Rank in 1990s508Overall Rank:2,368
Average Rating: 77/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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509.

The Way Of The Vaselines
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United Kingdom The Vaselines
Year of Release:1992Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1992:54Rank Score:495
Rank in 1990s509Overall Rank:2,379
Average Rating: 78/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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510.

Crazy WorldGermany Scorpions
Year of Release:1990Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1990:37Rank Score:493
Rank in 1990s510Overall Rank:2,385
Average Rating: 76/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 77 8%
1991 86 9%
1992 100 10%
1993 97 10%
1994 124 12%
1995 111 11%
1996 108 11%
1997 107 11%
1998 96 10%
1999 94 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
Ween 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 535 54%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Canada 36 4%
Mexico 32 3%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 12 1%
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