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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.
19901,191116,095 Violator (130th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,218337,534 Nevermind (6th)
by Nirvana
19921,264188,659 Automatic For The People (47th)
by R.E.M.
19931,407201,037 In Utero (44th)
by Nirvana
19941,518335,406 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,523263,688 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,666202,144 Pinkerton (109th)
by Weezer
19971,717321,629 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,634224,131 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,793197,888 Ágætis Byrjun (71st)
by Sigur Rós
Total14,9312,388,210

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 Red Hot Chili Peppers.
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RankAlbumArtist
501.

Crazy WorldGermany Scorpions
Year of Release:1990Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1990:37Rank Score:555
Rank in 1990s501Overall Rank:2,377
Average Rating:  75/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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502.

And She Closed Her EyesSweden Stina Nordenstam
Year of Release:1994Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1994:61Rank Score:553
Rank in 1990s502Overall Rank:2,382
Average Rating:  77/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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503.

ClumsyCanada Our Lady Peace
Year of Release:1997Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1997:48Rank Score:552
Rank in 1990s503Overall Rank:2,388
Average Rating:  74/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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504.

Icky MettleUnited States Archers Of Loaf
Year of Release:1993Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1993:47Rank Score:551
Rank in 1990s504Overall Rank:2,390
Average Rating:  79/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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505.

The Sky Is CryingUnited States Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble
Year of Release:1991Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1991:40Rank Score:551
Rank in 1990s505Overall Rank:2,392
Average Rating:  75/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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506.

RubberneckUnited States The Toadies
Year of Release:1994Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1994:62Rank Score:551
Rank in 1990s506Overall Rank:2,396
Average Rating:  74/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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507.

Marcy PlaygroundUnited States Marcy Playground
Year of Release:1997Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1997:49Rank Score:550
Rank in 1990s507Overall Rank:2,397
Average Rating:  68/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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508.

InternationalistAustralia Powderfinger
Year of Release:1998Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1998:57Rank Score:550
Rank in 1990s508Overall Rank:2,401
Average Rating:  74/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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509.

Vanishing PointUnited Kingdom Primal Scream
Year of Release:1997Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1997:50Rank Score:548
Rank in 1990s509Overall Rank:2,405
Average Rating:  73/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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510.

Maybe You've Been Brainwashed TooUnited States New Radicals
Year of Release:1998Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1998:58Rank Score:546
Rank in 1990s510Overall Rank:2,409
Average Rating:  72/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 81 8%
1992 96 10%
1993 104 10%
1994 127 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 109 11%
1997 104 10%
1998 99 10%
1999 88 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Suede 5 1%
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 548 55%
United Kingdom 269 27%
Canada 35 4%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 21 2%
Norway 15 2%
Ireland 13 1%
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