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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.
19901,373132,964 Violator (131st)
by Depeche Mode
19911,400372,279 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,496211,842 Automatic For The People (49th)
by R.E.M.
19931,589225,345 In Utero (46th)
by Nirvana
19941,698377,633 Grace (43rd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,797294,452 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,908229,483 Pinkerton (95th)
by Weezer
19971,948362,771 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,900252,927 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,088225,075 Ágætis Byrjun (71st)
by Sigur Rós
Total17,1972,684,769

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.

Songs For DrellaMixed Nationality Lou Reed & John Cale
Year of Release:1990Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1990:38Rank Score:641
Rank in 1990s501Overall Rank:2,369
Average Rating:  77/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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502.

Fabulosos CalaveraArgentina Los Fabulosos Cadillacs
Year of Release:1997Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1997:47Rank Score:636
Rank in 1990s502Overall Rank:2,383
Average Rating:  78/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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503.

PromenadeUnited Kingdom The Divine Comedy
Year of Release:1994Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1994:62Rank Score:635
Rank in 1990s503Overall Rank:2,389
Average Rating:  77/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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504.

The Sky Is CryingUnited States Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble
Year of Release:1991Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1991:40Rank Score:634
Rank in 1990s504Overall Rank:2,390
Average Rating:  75/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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505.

Collective SoulUnited States Collective Soul
Year of Release:1995Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 1995:57Rank Score:634
Rank in 1990s505Overall Rank:2,391
Average Rating:  73/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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506.

Diamonds And PearlsUnited States Prince & The New Power Generation
Year of Release:1991Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1991:41Rank Score:634
Rank in 1990s506Overall Rank:2,394
Average Rating:  74/100 (97 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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507.

Black LoveUnited States The Afghan Whigs
Year of Release:1996Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1996:61Rank Score:634
Rank in 1990s507Overall Rank:2,395
Average Rating:  76/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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508.

The Great AnnihilatorUnited States Swans
Year of Release:1995Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1995:58Rank Score:630
Rank in 1990s508Overall Rank:2,401
Average Rating:  78/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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509.

Music BoxUnited States Mariah Carey
Year of Release:1993Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1993:48Rank Score:621
Rank in 1990s509Overall Rank:2,432
Average Rating:  65/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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510.

InternationalistAustralia Powderfinger
Year of Release:1998Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1998:58Rank Score:619
Rank in 1990s510Overall Rank:2,440
Average Rating:  74/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 84 8%
1991 80 8%
1992 101 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 112 11%
1996 114 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 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 559 56%
United Kingdom 263 26%
Canada 37 4%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 14 1%
Mixed Nationality 12 1%
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