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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 26,000 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.
19901,498146,578 Violator (136th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,521403,179 Nevermind (8th)
by Nirvana
19921,624231,903 Automatic For The People (54th)
by R.E.M.
19931,713244,840 In Utero (51st)
by Nirvana
19941,874410,916 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,940315,609 The Bends (16th)
by Radiohead
19962,076253,485 Pinkerton (94th)
by Weezer
19972,145397,285 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,078274,527 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,315248,948 Ágætis Byrjun (66th)
by Sigur Rós
Total18,7842,927,269

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.

Nightfall In Middle-EarthGermany Blind Guardian
Year of Release:1998Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1998:58Rank Score:693
Rank in 1990s501Overall Rank:2,404
Average Rating:  74/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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502.

De La Soul Is DeadUnited States De La Soul
Year of Release:1991Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 1991:38Rank Score:692
Rank in 1990s502Overall Rank:2,410
Average Rating:  76/100 (96 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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503.

Second Toughest In The InfantsUnited Kingdom Underworld
Year of Release:1996Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1996:58Rank Score:691
Rank in 1990s503Overall Rank:2,411
Average Rating:  77/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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504.

Crazy WorldGermany Scorpions
Year of Release:1990Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1990:40Rank Score:691
Rank in 1990s504Overall Rank:2,413
Average Rating:  74/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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505.

Icky MettleUnited States Archers Of Loaf
Year of Release:1993Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1993:49Rank Score:687
Rank in 1990s505Overall Rank:2,420
Average Rating:  79/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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506.

Mighty Joe MoonUnited States Grant Lee Buffalo
Year of Release:1994Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1994:62Rank Score:687
Rank in 1990s506Overall Rank:2,421
Average Rating:  74/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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507.

WeldMixed Nationality Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1991Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1991:39Rank Score:686
Rank in 1990s507Overall Rank:2,424
Average Rating:  75/100 (93 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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508.

RootsBrazil Sepultura
Year of Release:1996Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1996:59Rank Score:684
Rank in 1990s508Overall Rank:2,428
Average Rating:  76/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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509.

Fear Of The DarkUnited Kingdom Iron Maiden
Year of Release:1992Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1992:50Rank Score:684
Rank in 1990s509Overall Rank:2,429
Average Rating:  71/100 (112 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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510.

Recovering The SatellitesUnited States Counting Crows
Year of Release:1996Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1996:60Rank Score:674
Rank in 1990s510Overall Rank:2,455
Average Rating:  73/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 85 9%
1991 79 8%
1992 97 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 130 13%
1995 111 11%
1996 116 12%
1997 98 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 86 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
Green Day 5 1%
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 555 56%
United Kingdom 264 26%
Canada 33 3%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 1%
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