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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 16,000 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.
19901,037104,507 Violator (133rd)
by Depeche Mode
19911,082314,771 Nevermind (6th)
by Nirvana
19921,131174,616 Automatic For The People (46th)
by R.E.M.
19931,259182,267 In Utero (44th)
by Nirvana
19941,343307,300 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,337241,269 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,450184,333 Pinkerton (106th)
by Weezer
19971,490295,657 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,421204,850 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,546184,677 Ágætis Byrjun [Agaetis Byrjun] (69th)
by Sigur Rós
Total13,0962,194,246

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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501.

Operation DoomsdayUnited States MF Doom
Year of Release:1999Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1999:49Rank Score:519
Rank in 1990s501Overall Rank:2,338
Average Rating: 78/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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502.

God Shuffled His FeetCanada Crash Test Dummies
Year of Release:1993Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1993:49Rank Score:518
Rank in 1990s502Overall Rank:2,340
Average Rating: 66/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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503.

Passion And WarfareUnited States Steve Vai
Year of Release:1990Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1990:37Rank Score:517
Rank in 1990s503Overall Rank:2,343
Average Rating: 74/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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504.

And She Closed Her EyesSweden Stina Nordenstam
Year of Release:1994Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1994:61Rank Score:515
Rank in 1990s504Overall Rank:2,351
Average Rating: 78/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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505.

RubberneckUnited States The Toadies
Year of Release:1994Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1994:62Rank Score:514
Rank in 1990s505Overall Rank:2,353
Average Rating: 74/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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506.

The Way Of The Vaselines
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United Kingdom The Vaselines
Year of Release:1992Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1992:53Rank Score:513
Rank in 1990s506Overall Rank:2,358
Average Rating: 78/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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507.

InternationalistAustralia Powderfinger
Year of Release:1998Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1998:58Rank Score:508
Rank in 1990s507Overall Rank:2,373
Average Rating: 73/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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508.

Day For NightCanada The Tragically Hip
Year of Release:1994Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1994:63Rank Score:508
Rank in 1990s508Overall Rank:2,375
Average Rating: 75/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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509.

Gran TurismoSweden The Cardigans
Year of Release:1998Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1998:59Rank Score:507
Rank in 1990s509Overall Rank:2,379
Average Rating: 70/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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510.

Slaughter Of The SoulSweden At The Gates
Year of Release:1995Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1995:57Rank Score:505
Rank in 1990s510Overall Rank:2,384
Average Rating: 76/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 76 8%
1991 87 9%
1992 97 10%
1993 98 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 112 11%
1996 108 11%
1997 106 11%
1998 98 10%
1999 92 9%
Artist Albums %


Ween 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 536 54%
United Kingdom 263 26%
Canada 36 4%
Mexico 32 3%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Ireland 12 1%
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