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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 22,000 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.
19901,360131,933 Violator (129th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,392369,716 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,487208,551 Automatic For The People (48th)
by R.E.M.
19931,582222,346 In Utero (46th)
by Nirvana
19941,696373,692 Grace (43rd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,788291,649 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,901226,654 Pinkerton (96th)
by Weezer
19971,938357,943 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,892249,316 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,077222,393 Ágætis Byrjun (72nd)
by Sigur Rós
Total17,1132,654,194

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, Oasis, The Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, My Bloody Valentine, R.E.M., Weezer and Jeff Buckley.
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RankAlbumArtist
501.

Diamonds And PearlsUnited States Prince & The New Power Generation
Year of Release:1991Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1991:40Rank Score:633
Rank in 1990s501Overall Rank:2,373
Average Rating:  74/100 (93 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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502.

The Sky Is CryingUnited States Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble
Year of Release:1991Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1991:41Rank Score:629
Rank in 1990s502Overall Rank:2,380
Average Rating:  75/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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503.

Music BoxUnited States Mariah Carey
Year of Release:1993Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1993:48Rank Score:621
Rank in 1990s503Overall Rank:2,408
Average Rating:  66/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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504.

SurfacingCanada Sarah McLachlan
Year of Release:1997Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1997:47Rank Score:619
Rank in 1990s504Overall Rank:2,415
Average Rating:  75/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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505.

InternationalistAustralia Powderfinger
Year of Release:1998Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1998:57Rank Score:616
Rank in 1990s505Overall Rank:2,423
Average Rating:  74/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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506.

People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of RhythmUnited States A Tribe Called Quest
Year of Release:1990Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 1990:39Rank Score:612
Rank in 1990s506Overall Rank:2,433
Average Rating:  78/100 (100 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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507.

Slaughter Of The SoulSweden At The Gates
Year of Release:1995Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1995:58Rank Score:611
Rank in 1990s507Overall Rank:2,435
Average Rating:  74/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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508.

Blue Sky MiningAustralia Midnight Oil
Year of Release:1990Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1990:40Rank Score:609
Rank in 1990s508Overall Rank:2,443
Average Rating:  74/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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509.

Nightfall In Middle-EarthGermany Blind Guardian
Year of Release:1998Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1998:58Rank Score:609
Rank in 1990s509Overall Rank:2,447
Average Rating:  74/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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510.

Icky MettleUnited States Archers Of Loaf
Year of Release:1993Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1993:49Rank Score:607
Rank in 1990s510Overall Rank:2,453
Average Rating:  79/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 85 9%
1991 78 8%
1992 100 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 112 11%
1996 113 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 99 10%
1999 86 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Suede 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Green Day 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 559 56%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Canada 37 4%
Australia 23 2%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 14 1%
Ireland 11 1%
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