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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 24,000 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.
19901,397134,063 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19911,425377,623 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,521215,744 Automatic For The People (50th)
by R.E.M.
19931,606229,602 In Utero (46th)
by Nirvana
19941,732386,156 Grace (43rd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,817299,524 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,944235,340 Pinkerton (92nd)
by Weezer
19971,991370,067 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,924257,567 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,125228,998 Ágætis Byrjun (71st)
by Sigur Rós
Total17,4822,734,682

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.

LeisureUnited Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:1991Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 1991:39Rank Score:653
Rank in 1990s501Overall Rank:2,373
Average Rating:  70/100 (189 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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502.

Yank CrimeUnited States Drive Like Jehu
Year of Release:1994Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1994:62Rank Score:645
Rank in 1990s502Overall Rank:2,391
Average Rating:  80/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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503.

Black LoveUnited States The Afghan Whigs
Year of Release:1996Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1996:60Rank Score:639
Rank in 1990s503Overall Rank:2,415
Average Rating:  76/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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504.

The Sky Is CryingUnited States Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble
Year of Release:1991Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1991:40Rank Score:637
Rank in 1990s504Overall Rank:2,420
Average Rating:  75/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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505.

Diamonds And PearlsUnited States Prince & The New Power Generation
Year of Release:1991Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1991:41Rank Score:635
Rank in 1990s505Overall Rank:2,422
Average Rating:  74/100 (100 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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506.

Vanishing PointUnited Kingdom Primal Scream
Year of Release:1997Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1997:48Rank Score:635
Rank in 1990s506Overall Rank:2,423
Average Rating:  76/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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507.

Collective SoulUnited States Collective Soul
Year of Release:1995Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1995:57Rank Score:635
Rank in 1990s507Overall Rank:2,424
Average Rating:  72/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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508.

Second Toughest In The InfantsUnited Kingdom Underworld
Year of Release:1996Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1996:61Rank Score:631
Rank in 1990s508Overall Rank:2,431
Average Rating:  76/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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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:2,460
Average Rating:  65/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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510.

The Great AnnihilatorUnited States Swans
Year of Release:1995Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1995:58Rank Score:620
Rank in 1990s510Overall Rank:2,467
Average Rating:  78/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 83 8%
1992 100 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 127 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 98 10%
1998 99 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 560 56%
United Kingdom 261 26%
Canada 35 4%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 14 1%
Mixed Nationality 12 1%
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