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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 26,000 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.
19901,477143,672 Violator (135th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,502397,066 Nevermind (8th)
by Nirvana
19921,604229,241 Automatic For The People (53rd)
by R.E.M.
19931,692241,493 In Utero (49th)
by Nirvana
19941,835407,199 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,902311,481 The Bends (16th)
by Radiohead
19962,046248,629 Pinkerton (97th)
by Weezer
19972,101392,355 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,031271,070 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,278245,183 Ágætis Byrjun (66th)
by Sigur Rós
Total18,4682,887,387

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.

FrogstompAustralia Silverchair
Year of Release:1995Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1995:55Rank Score:687
Rank in 1990s501Overall Rank:2,377
Average Rating:  73/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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502.

Second Toughest In The InfantsUnited Kingdom Underworld
Year of Release:1996Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1996:58Rank Score:687
Rank in 1990s502Overall Rank:2,378
Average Rating:  77/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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503.

Icky MettleUnited States Archers Of Loaf
Year of Release:1993Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1993:49Rank Score:685
Rank in 1990s503Overall Rank:2,387
Average Rating:  78/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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504.

De La Soul Is DeadUnited States De La Soul
Year of Release:1991Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1991:38Rank Score:685
Rank in 1990s504Overall Rank:2,389
Average Rating:  76/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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505.

Disco VolanteUnited States Mr. Bungle
Year of Release:1995Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1995:56Rank Score:683
Rank in 1990s505Overall Rank:2,397
Average Rating:  78/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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506.

RootsBrazil Sepultura
Year of Release:1996Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1996:59Rank Score:682
Rank in 1990s506Overall Rank:2,402
Average Rating:  76/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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507.

Fear Of The DarkUnited Kingdom Iron Maiden
Year of Release:1992Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1992:50Rank Score:680
Rank in 1990s507Overall Rank:2,407
Average Rating:  71/100 (107 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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508.

Yank CrimeUnited States Drive Like Jehu
Year of Release:1994Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1994:62Rank Score:677
Rank in 1990s508Overall Rank:2,415
Average Rating:  79/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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509.

Mr. BungleUnited States Mr. Bungle
Year of Release:1991Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1991:39Rank Score:670
Rank in 1990s509Overall Rank:2,431
Average Rating:  74/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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510.

So Much For The AfterglowUnited States Everclear
Year of Release:1997Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1997:51Rank Score:665
Rank in 1990s510Overall Rank:2,444
Average Rating:  73/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 85 9%
1991 79 8%
1992 98 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 129 13%
1995 112 11%
1996 114 11%
1997 97 10%
1998 96 10%
1999 89 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 555 56%
United Kingdom 266 27%
Canada 32 3%
Australia 27 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 1%
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