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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.
19901,144112,374 Violator (131st)
by Depeche Mode
19911,173331,073 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,225185,166 Automatic For The People (46th)
by R.E.M.
19931,367194,688 In Utero (45th)
by Nirvana
19941,478326,223 Grace (39th)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,463256,350 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,596195,379 Pinkerton (108th)
by Weezer
19971,656313,839 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,574216,509 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,712195,860 Ágætis Byrjun (71st)
by Sigur Rós
Total14,3882,327,460

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.

InternationalistAustralia Powderfinger
Year of Release:1998Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1998:57Rank Score:549
Rank in 1990s501Overall Rank:2,342
Average Rating:  73/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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502.

TroublegumUnited Kingdom Therapy?
Year of Release:1994Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1994:62Rank Score:548
Rank in 1990s502Overall Rank:2,345
Average Rating:  73/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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503.

The Sound Of PerseveranceUnited States Death
Year of Release:1998Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1998:58Rank Score:547
Rank in 1990s503Overall Rank:2,351
Average Rating:  76/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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504.

And She Closed Her EyesSweden Stina Nordenstam
Year of Release:1994Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1994:63Rank Score:546
Rank in 1990s504Overall Rank:2,353
Average Rating:  77/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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505.

Hombre SintetizadorMexico Zurdok
Year of Release:1999Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1999:47Rank Score:545
Rank in 1990s505Overall Rank:2,359
Average Rating:  78/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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506.

God Shuffled His FeetCanada Crash Test Dummies
Year of Release:1993Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1993:49Rank Score:542
Rank in 1990s506Overall Rank:2,367
Average Rating:  67/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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507.

DustUnited States Screaming Trees
Year of Release:1996Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1996:58Rank Score:540
Rank in 1990s507Overall Rank:2,374
Average Rating:  77/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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508.

Songs For DrellaMixed Nationality Lou Reed and John Cale
Year of Release:1990Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1990:38Rank Score:538
Rank in 1990s508Overall Rank:2,382
Average Rating:  76/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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509.

Going Blank AgainUnited Kingdom Ride
Year of Release:1992Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1992:52Rank Score:538
Rank in 1990s509Overall Rank:2,384
Average Rating:  76/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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510.

GoodUnited States Morphine
Year of Release:1992Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1992:53Rank Score:537
Rank in 1990s510Overall Rank:2,387
Average Rating:  76/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 77 8%
1991 82 8%
1992 98 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 122 12%
1995 118 12%
1996 108 11%
1997 103 10%
1998 96 10%
1999 95 10%
Artist Albums %


Ween 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Green Day 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 533 53%
United Kingdom 262 26%
Mexico 36 4%
Canada 35 4%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 20 2%
Ireland 13 1%
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