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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 17,000 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.
19901,081105,876 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19911,111318,444 Nevermind (6th)
by Nirvana
19921,158176,922 Automatic For The People (46th)
by R.E.M.
19931,290184,493 In Utero (45th)
by Nirvana
19941,391310,186 Grace (41st)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,381245,031 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,486187,750 Pinkerton (105th)
by Weezer
19971,531299,923 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,464206,704 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,587186,346 Ágætis Byrjun (70th)
by Sigur Rós
Total13,4802,221,675

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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501.

Terror TwilightUnited States Pavement
Year of Release:1999Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1999:46Rank Score:527
Rank in 1990s501Overall Rank:2,329
Average Rating:  76/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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502.

Capital PunishmentPuerto Rico Big Punisher
Year of Release:1998Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1998:58Rank Score:522
Rank in 1990s502Overall Rank:2,347
Average Rating:  73/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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503.

Passion And WarfareUnited States Steve Vai
Year of Release:1990Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1990:37Rank Score:520
Rank in 1990s503Overall Rank:2,353
Average Rating:  74/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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504.

SupernaturalUnited States Santana
Year of Release:1999Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1999:47Rank Score:519
Rank in 1990s504Overall Rank:2,363
Average Rating:  72/100 (112 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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505.

The Sky Is CryingUnited States Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble
Year of Release:1991Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1991:40Rank Score:516
Rank in 1990s505Overall Rank:2,366
Average Rating:  74/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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506.

BocanadaArgentina Gustavo Cerati
Year of Release:1999Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1999:48Rank Score:516
Rank in 1990s506Overall Rank:2,367
Average Rating:  77/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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507.

RubberneckUnited States The Toadies
Year of Release:1994Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1994:62Rank Score:514
Rank in 1990s507Overall Rank:2,373
Average Rating:  74/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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508.

Blade RunnerGreece Vangelis
Year of Release:1994Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1994:63Rank Score:511
Rank in 1990s508Overall Rank:2,384
Average Rating:  78/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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509.

Gran TurismoSweden The Cardigans
Year of Release:1998Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1998:59Rank Score:509
Rank in 1990s509Overall Rank:2,390
Average Rating:  70/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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510.

Day For NightCanada The Tragically Hip
Year of Release:1994Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1994:64Rank Score:508
Rank in 1990s510Overall Rank:2,394
Average Rating:  75/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 77 8%
1991 86 9%
1992 97 10%
1993 97 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 113 11%
1996 108 11%
1997 108 11%
1998 97 10%
1999 92 9%
Artist Albums %


Ween 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 539 54%
United Kingdom 263 26%
Canada 35 4%
Mexico 29 3%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 13 1%
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