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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 19,000 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.
19901,173114,215 Violator (128th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,203333,140 Nevermind (6th)
by Nirvana
19921,251185,506 Automatic For The People (46th)
by R.E.M.
19931,389196,190 In Utero (45th)
by Nirvana
19941,505327,876 Grace (41st)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,503257,728 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,641197,315 Pinkerton (108th)
by Weezer
19971,688315,507 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,603218,659 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,769193,350 Ágætis Byrjun (73rd)
by Sigur Rós
Total14,7252,339,487

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.

LoadUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1996Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1996:58Rank Score:553
Rank in 1990s501Overall Rank:2,346
Average Rating:  62/100 (154 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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502.

TroublegumUnited Kingdom Therapy?
Year of Release:1994Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1994:62Rank Score:552
Rank in 1990s502Overall Rank:2,352
Average Rating:  74/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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503.

The Sky Is CryingUnited States Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble
Year of Release:1991Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1991:40Rank Score:551
Rank in 1990s503Overall Rank:2,354
Average Rating:  75/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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504.

Astro Creep: 2000 - Songs of Love, Destruction and Other Synthetic Delusions of the Electric HeadUnited States White Zombie
Year of Release:1995Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1995:59Rank Score:550
Rank in 1990s504Overall Rank:2,357
Average Rating:  73/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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505.

InternationalistAustralia Powderfinger
Year of Release:1998Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1998:57Rank Score:550
Rank in 1990s505Overall Rank:2,359
Average Rating:  74/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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506.

Bang BangUnited States Dispatch
Year of Release:1998Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1998:58Rank Score:549
Rank in 1990s506Overall Rank:2,360
Average Rating:  70/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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507.

RubberneckUnited States The Toadies
Year of Release:1994Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1994:63Rank Score:548
Rank in 1990s507Overall Rank:2,368
Average Rating:  74/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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508.

AboveUnited States Mad Season
Year of Release:1995Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1995:60Rank Score:542
Rank in 1990s508Overall Rank:2,388
Average Rating:  76/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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509.

God Shuffled His FeetCanada Crash Test Dummies
Year of Release:1993Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1993:49Rank Score:541
Rank in 1990s509Overall Rank:2,390
Average Rating:  67/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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510.

Gran TurismoSweden The Cardigans
Year of Release:1998Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1998:59Rank Score:538
Rank in 1990s510Overall Rank:2,397
Average Rating:  71/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 81 8%
1991 82 8%
1992 98 10%
1993 103 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 113 11%
1996 107 11%
1997 104 10%
1998 100 10%
1999 87 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 546 55%
United Kingdom 274 27%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 21 2%
Ireland 14 1%
Norway 13 1%
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