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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 24,000 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.
19901,421136,692 Violator (135th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,449383,889 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,535219,413 Automatic For The People (50th)
by R.E.M.
19931,628234,949 In Utero (46th)
by Nirvana
19941,761393,012 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,841304,162 The Bends (16th)
by Radiohead
19961,974239,290 Pinkerton (95th)
by Weezer
19972,015377,754 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,951264,292 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,150233,569 Ágætis Byrjun (69th)
by Sigur Rós
Total17,7252,787,022

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

SupernaturalUnited States Santana
Year of Release:1999Appears in:91 charts
Rank in 1999:47Rank Score:653
Rank in 1990s501Overall Rank:2,408
Average Rating:  73/100 (155 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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502.

FantasmaJapan Cornelius
Year of Release:1997Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1997:49Rank Score:653
Rank in 1990s502Overall Rank:2,409
Average Rating:  78/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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503.

The Sky Is CryingUnited States Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble
Year of Release:1991Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1991:39Rank Score:650
Rank in 1990s503Overall Rank:2,417
Average Rating:  75/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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504.

LeisureUnited Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:1991Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 1991:40Rank Score:649
Rank in 1990s504Overall Rank:2,421
Average Rating:  70/100 (193 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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505.

Yank CrimeUnited States Drive Like Jehu
Year of Release:1994Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1994:62Rank Score:648
Rank in 1990s505Overall Rank:2,422
Average Rating:  79/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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506.

Icky MettleUnited States Archers Of Loaf
Year of Release:1993Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1993:48Rank Score:640
Rank in 1990s506Overall Rank:2,442
Average Rating:  79/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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507.

The Great AnnihilatorUnited States Swans
Year of Release:1995Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1995:55Rank Score:636
Rank in 1990s507Overall Rank:2,457
Average Rating:  78/100 (91 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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508.

Collective SoulUnited States Collective Soul
Year of Release:1995Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1995:56Rank Score:635
Rank in 1990s508Overall Rank:2,460
Average Rating:  72/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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509.

Diamonds And PearlsUnited States Prince & The New Power Generation
Year of Release:1991Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1991:41Rank Score:634
Rank in 1990s509Overall Rank:2,462
Average Rating:  74/100 (102 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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510.

Music BoxUnited States Mariah Carey
Year of Release:1993Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1993:49Rank Score:629
Rank in 1990s510Overall Rank:2,472
Average Rating:  66/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 81 8%
1991 81 8%
1992 100 10%
1993 99 10%
1994 129 13%
1995 108 11%
1996 120 12%
1997 98 10%
1998 100 10%
1999 84 8%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 561 56%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Canada 34 3%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 1%
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