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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 18,000 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.
19901,158112,870 Violator (131st)
by Depeche Mode
19911,191330,412 Nevermind (6th)
by Nirvana
19921,241183,848 Automatic For The People (46th)
by R.E.M.
19931,377194,204 In Utero (45th)
by Nirvana
19941,487325,109 Grace (41st)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,485255,516 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,615195,955 Pinkerton (109th)
by Weezer
19971,669312,330 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,591215,416 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,727190,881 Ágætis Byrjun (73rd)
by Sigur Rós
Total14,5412,316,541

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.

TroublegumUnited Kingdom Therapy?
Year of Release:1994Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1994:63Rank Score:549
Rank in 1990s501Overall Rank:2,349
Average Rating:  74/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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502.

InternationalistAustralia Powderfinger
Year of Release:1998Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1998:58Rank Score:548
Rank in 1990s502Overall Rank:2,350
Average Rating:  74/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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503.

FilosofemNorway Burzum
Year of Release:1996Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1996:58Rank Score:548
Rank in 1990s503Overall Rank:2,351
Average Rating:  75/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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504.

God Shuffled His FeetCanada Crash Test Dummies
Year of Release:1993Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1993:48Rank Score:541
Rank in 1990s504Overall Rank:2,375
Average Rating:  67/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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505.

AboveUnited States Mad Season
Year of Release:1995Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1995:60Rank Score:540
Rank in 1990s505Overall Rank:2,378
Average Rating:  76/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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506.

CasanovaUnited Kingdom The Divine Comedy
Year of Release:1996Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1996:59Rank Score:535
Rank in 1990s506Overall Rank:2,397
Average Rating:  77/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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507.

SurfacingCanada Sarah McLachlan
Year of Release:1997Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1997:47Rank Score:534
Rank in 1990s507Overall Rank:2,401
Average Rating:  73/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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508.

DustUnited States Screaming Trees
Year of Release:1996Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1996:60Rank Score:530
Rank in 1990s508Overall Rank:2,416
Average Rating:  77/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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509.

White Light, White Heat, White TrashUnited States Social Distortion
Year of Release:1996Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1996:61Rank Score:528
Rank in 1990s509Overall Rank:2,423
Average Rating:  75/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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510.

Diamonds And PearlsUnited States Prince & The New Power Generation
Year of Release:1991Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1991:41Rank Score:528
Rank in 1990s510Overall Rank:2,424
Average Rating:  72/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 83 8%
1991 83 8%
1992 100 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 124 12%
1995 113 11%
1996 108 11%
1997 104 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 87 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 548 55%
United Kingdom 271 27%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 21 2%
Ireland 14 1%
Norway 13 1%
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