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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 15,000 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.
199096597,605 Violator (135th)
by Depeche Mode
1991999303,306 Nevermind (6th)
by Nirvana
19921,042168,387 Automatic For The People (45th)
by R.E.M.
19931,159171,898 In Utero (44th)
by Nirvana
19941,235293,942 Grace (40th)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,241230,687 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,318175,040 Pinkerton (108th)
by Weezer
19971,365283,825 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,283195,009 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,406175,756 Ágætis Byrjun [Agaes Byrjun] (70th)
by Sigur Rós
Total12,0132,095,454

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

Experimental Jet Set, Trash And No StarUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1994Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1994:62Rank Score:499
Rank in 1990s501Overall Rank:2,316
Average Rating: 71/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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502.

RadiatorUnited Kingdom Super Furry Animals
Year of Release:1997Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1997:46Rank Score:499
Rank in 1990s502Overall Rank:2,317
Average Rating: 76/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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503.

ButterflyUnited States Mariah Carey
Year of Release:1997Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1997:47Rank Score:494
Rank in 1990s503Overall Rank:2,332
Average Rating: 63/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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504.

Gran TurismoSweden The Cardigans
Year of Release:1998Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1998:58Rank Score:493
Rank in 1990s504Overall Rank:2,337
Average Rating: 71/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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505.

SouthernplayalisticadillacmuzikUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1994Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1994:63Rank Score:491
Rank in 1990s505Overall Rank:2,344
Average Rating: 76/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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506.

Ron SexsmithCanada Ron Sexsmith
Year of Release:1995Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1995:58Rank Score:485
Rank in 1990s506Overall Rank:2,370
Average Rating: 75/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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507.

VivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplotUnited States Sparklehorse
Year of Release:1995Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1995:59Rank Score:482
Rank in 1990s507Overall Rank:2,377
Average Rating: 77/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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508.

Crazy WorldGermany Scorpions
Year of Release:1990Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1990:38Rank Score:481
Rank in 1990s508Overall Rank:2,382
Average Rating: 77/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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509.

Experience Hendrix: The Best Of Jimi Hendrix
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United States The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Year of Release:1997Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1997:48Rank Score:481
Rank in 1990s509Overall Rank:2,383
Average Rating: 81/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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510.

Maybe You've Been Brainwashed TooUnited States New Radicals
Year of Release:1998Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1998:59Rank Score:481
Rank in 1990s510Overall Rank:2,384
Average Rating: 72/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 79 8%
1991 85 9%
1992 105 11%
1993 96 10%
1994 123 12%
1995 108 11%
1996 104 10%
1997 104 10%
1998 103 10%
1999 93 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 539 54%
United Kingdom 262 26%
Mexico 33 3%
Canada 32 3%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 12 1%
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