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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.
19901,407135,411 Violator (134th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,430380,769 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,532218,189 Automatic For The People (49th)
by R.E.M.
19931,617231,991 In Utero (46th)
by Nirvana
19941,744389,211 Grace (43rd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,828302,093 The Bends (16th)
by Radiohead
19961,957236,387 Pinkerton (92nd)
by Weezer
19971,998373,713 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,937260,025 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,140230,836 Ágætis Byrjun (71st)
by Sigur Rós
Total17,5902,758,624

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.

SupernaturalUnited States Santana
Year of Release:1999Appears in:89 charts
Rank in 1999:47Rank Score:657
Rank in 1990s501Overall Rank:2,375
Average Rating:  73/100 (154 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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502.

Recovering The SatellitesUnited States Counting Crows
Year of Release:1996Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1996:59Rank Score:655
Rank in 1990s502Overall Rank:2,377
Average Rating:  74/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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503.

FantasmaJapan Cornelius
Year of Release:1997Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1997:49Rank Score:653
Rank in 1990s503Overall Rank:2,387
Average Rating:  78/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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504.

LeisureUnited Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:1991Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 1991:39Rank Score:650
Rank in 1990s504Overall Rank:2,397
Average Rating:  70/100 (192 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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505.

Black LoveUnited States The Afghan Whigs
Year of Release:1996Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1996:60Rank Score:638
Rank in 1990s505Overall Rank:2,427
Average Rating:  76/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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506.

The Great AnnihilatorUnited States Swans
Year of Release:1995Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1995:57Rank Score:638
Rank in 1990s506Overall Rank:2,429
Average Rating:  78/100 (89 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:41 charts
Rank in 1991:40Rank Score:636
Rank in 1990s507Overall Rank:2,434
Average Rating:  75/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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508.

Yank CrimeUnited States Drive Like Jehu
Year of Release:1994Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1994:62Rank Score:635
Rank in 1990s508Overall Rank:2,437
Average Rating:  79/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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509.

Diamonds And PearlsUnited States Prince & The New Power Generation
Year of Release:1991Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1991:41Rank Score:634
Rank in 1990s509Overall Rank:2,440
Average Rating:  74/100 (100 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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510.

Collective SoulUnited States Collective Soul
Year of Release:1995Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1995:58Rank Score:634
Rank in 1990s510Overall Rank:2,441
Average Rating:  72/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 81 8%
1991 84 8%
1992 99 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 127 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 116 12%
1997 99 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 84 8%
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%
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 558 56%
United Kingdom 261 26%
Canada 34 3%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 1%
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