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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 18,000 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.
19901,123110,170 Violator (133rd)
by Depeche Mode
19911,150326,918 Nevermind (6th)
by Nirvana
19921,210182,235 Automatic For The People (46th)
by R.E.M.
19931,339192,281 In Utero (45th)
by Nirvana
19941,455321,359 Grace (39th)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,441253,006 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,556193,289 Pinkerton (107th)
by Weezer
19971,621308,538 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,545212,646 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,684193,497 Ágætis Byrjun (72nd)
by Sigur Rós
Total14,1242,293,940

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 Jeff Buckley.
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RankAlbumArtist
501.

Experience Hendrix: The Best Of Jimi Hendrix
Compilation
United States The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Year of Release:1997Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1997:47Rank Score:544
Rank in 1990s501Overall Rank:2,315
Average Rating:  81/100 (98 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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502.

Hombre SintetizadorMexico Zurdok
Year of Release:1999Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1999:46Rank Score:544
Rank in 1990s502Overall Rank:2,319
Average Rating:  78/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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503.

God Shuffled His FeetCanada Crash Test Dummies
Year of Release:1993Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1993:49Rank Score:541
Rank in 1990s503Overall Rank:2,329
Average Rating:  67/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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504.

Songs For DrellaMixed Nationality Lou Reed and John Cale
Year of Release:1990Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1990:38Rank Score:541
Rank in 1990s504Overall Rank:2,331
Average Rating:  76/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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505.

The Way Of The Vaselines
Compilation
United Kingdom The Vaselines
Year of Release:1992Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1992:51Rank Score:540
Rank in 1990s505Overall Rank:2,333
Average Rating:  78/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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506.

RubberneckUnited States The Toadies
Year of Release:1994Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1994:63Rank Score:537
Rank in 1990s506Overall Rank:2,342
Average Rating:  73/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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507.

People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of RhythmUnited States A Tribe Called Quest
Year of Release:1990Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1990:39Rank Score:534
Rank in 1990s507Overall Rank:2,356
Average Rating:  76/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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508.

Going Blank AgainUnited Kingdom Ride
Year of Release:1992Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1992:52Rank Score:533
Rank in 1990s508Overall Rank:2,357
Average Rating:  76/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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509.

Bang BangUnited States Dispatch
Year of Release:1998Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1998:57Rank Score:528
Rank in 1990s509Overall Rank:2,367
Average Rating:  69/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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510.

White Light, White Heat, White TrashUnited States Social Distortion
Year of Release:1996Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1996:58Rank Score:528
Rank in 1990s510Overall Rank:2,368
Average Rating:  75/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 76 8%
1991 83 8%
1992 97 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 127 13%
1995 116 12%
1996 107 11%
1997 103 10%
1998 97 10%
1999 93 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Ween 6 1%
Pavement 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Metallica 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 532 53%
United Kingdom 262 26%
Mexico 36 4%
Canada 35 4%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 20 2%
Ireland 13 1%
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