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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.
199096197,168 Violator (136th)
by Depeche Mode
1991994302,603 Nevermind (6th)
by Nirvana
19921,039168,109 Automatic For The People (45th)
by R.E.M.
19931,157171,485 In Utero (43rd)
by Nirvana
19941,228293,140 Grace (40th)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,240229,821 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,314174,389 Pinkerton (107th)
by Weezer
19971,364282,810 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,280194,021 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,403175,227 Ágætis Byrjun [Agaes Byrjun] (70th)
by Sigur Rós
Total11,9802,088,771

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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501.

Slaughter Of The SoulSweden At The Gates
Year of Release:1995Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1995:57Rank Score:499
Rank in 1990s501Overall Rank:2,307
Average Rating: 76/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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502.

Gran TurismoSweden The Cardigans
Year of Release:1998Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1998:58Rank Score:494
Rank in 1990s502Overall Rank:2,322
Average Rating: 71/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 0 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:2,323
Average Rating: 63/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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504.

Experimental Jet Set, Trash And No StarUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1994Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1994:62Rank Score:492
Rank in 1990s504Overall Rank:2,330
Average Rating: 71/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 2 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:2,335
Average Rating: 77/100 (48 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:2,362
Average Rating: 75/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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507.

Red MedicineUnited States Fugazi
Year of Release:1995Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1995:59Rank Score:484
Rank in 1990s507Overall Rank:2,367
Average Rating: 78/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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508.

BrokenUnited States Nine Inch Nails
Year of Release:1992Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1992:53Rank Score:483
Rank in 1990s508Overall Rank:2,369
Average Rating: 75/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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509.

Maybe You've Been Brainwashed TooUnited States New Radicals
Year of Release:1998Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1998:59Rank Score:481
Rank in 1990s509Overall Rank:2,377
Average Rating: 72/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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510.

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 1990s510Overall Rank:2,378
Average Rating: 81/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 78 8%
1991 85 9%
1992 105 11%
1993 96 10%
1994 124 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%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 538 54%
United Kingdom 263 26%
Mexico 33 3%
Canada 33 3%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 12 1%
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