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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 20,000 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.
19901,240118,968 Violator (136th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,261343,966 Nevermind (6th)
by Nirvana
19921,323192,583 Automatic For The People (47th)
by R.E.M.
19931,459204,833 In Utero (45th)
by Nirvana
19941,579342,276 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,616268,746 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,742205,614 Pinkerton (109th)
by Weezer
19971,794327,485 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,718229,029 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,879202,215 Ágætis Byrjun (72nd)
by Sigur Rós
Total15,6112,435,715

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

IngénueCanada k.d. lang
Year of Release:1992Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1992:51Rank Score:573
Rank in 1990s501Overall Rank:2,346
Average Rating:  72/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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502.

BrokenUnited States Nine Inch Nails
Year of Release:1992Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1992:52Rank Score:572
Rank in 1990s502Overall Rank:2,350
Average Rating:  76/100 (109 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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503.

Liquid SkinUnited Kingdom Gomez
Year of Release:1999Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1999:46Rank Score:568
Rank in 1990s503Overall Rank:2,364
Average Rating:  74/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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504.

In RibbonsUnited Kingdom Pale Saints
Year of Release:1992Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1992:53Rank Score:565
Rank in 1990s504Overall Rank:2,370
Average Rating:  78/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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505.

RadiatorUnited Kingdom Super Furry Animals
Year of Release:1997Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1997:47Rank Score:563
Rank in 1990s505Overall Rank:2,380
Average Rating:  76/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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506.

Marcy PlaygroundUnited States Marcy Playground
Year of Release:1997Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1997:48Rank Score:556
Rank in 1990s506Overall Rank:2,405
Average Rating:  69/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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507.

The Sky Is CryingUnited States Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble
Year of Release:1991Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1991:40Rank Score:552
Rank in 1990s507Overall Rank:2,419
Average Rating:  75/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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508.

ClumsyCanada Our Lady Peace
Year of Release:1997Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1997:49Rank Score:552
Rank in 1990s508Overall Rank:2,420
Average Rating:  75/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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509.

InternationalistAustralia Powderfinger
Year of Release:1998Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1998:58Rank Score:550
Rank in 1990s509Overall Rank:2,427
Average Rating:  75/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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510.

GoodUnited States Morphine
Year of Release:1992Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1992:54Rank Score:549
Rank in 1990s510Overall Rank:2,428
Average Rating:  78/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 84 8%
1991 79 8%
1992 99 10%
1993 103 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 108 11%
1996 113 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 89 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 548 55%
United Kingdom 272 27%
Canada 35 4%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 21 2%
Norway 14 1%
Mixed Nationality 12 1%
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