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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 19,000 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.
19901,209117,425 Violator (136th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,240339,988 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,292190,181 Automatic For The People (47th)
by R.E.M.
19931,430203,126 In Utero (45th)
by Nirvana
19941,552339,259 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,559266,601 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,709203,899 Pinkerton (109th)
by Weezer
19971,758323,905 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,677226,363 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,822199,320 Ágætis Byrjun (72nd)
by Sigur Rós
Total15,2482,410,067

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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RankAlbumArtist
501.

IngénueCanada k.d. lang
Year of Release:1992Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1992:53Rank Score:570
Rank in 1990s501Overall Rank:2,340
Average Rating:  71/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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502.

Liquid SkinUnited Kingdom Gomez
Year of Release:1999Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1999:47Rank Score:568
Rank in 1990s502Overall Rank:2,344
Average Rating:  74/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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503.

Blue Sky MiningAustralia Midnight Oil
Year of Release:1990Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1990:37Rank Score:567
Rank in 1990s503Overall Rank:2,348
Average Rating:  72/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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504.

BricolageBrazil Amon Tobin
Year of Release:1997Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1997:47Rank Score:567
Rank in 1990s504Overall Rank:2,349
Average Rating:  81/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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505.

The Sound Of PerseveranceUnited States Death
Year of Release:1998Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1998:56Rank Score:564
Rank in 1990s505Overall Rank:2,356
Average Rating:  77/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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506.

RubberneckUnited States The Toadies
Year of Release:1994Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1994:64Rank Score:551
Rank in 1990s506Overall Rank:2,398
Average Rating:  74/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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507.

The Sky Is CryingUnited States Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble
Year of Release:1991Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1991:40Rank Score:551
Rank in 1990s507Overall Rank:2,399
Average Rating:  74/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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508.

Marcy PlaygroundUnited States Marcy Playground
Year of Release:1997Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1997:48Rank Score:551
Rank in 1990s508Overall Rank:2,400
Average Rating:  68/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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509.

ClumsyCanada Our Lady Peace
Year of Release:1997Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1997:49Rank Score:551
Rank in 1990s509Overall Rank:2,401
Average Rating:  74/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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510.

Vanishing PointUnited Kingdom Primal Scream
Year of Release:1997Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1997:50Rank Score:550
Rank in 1990s510Overall Rank:2,404
Average Rating:  73/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 80 8%
1991 83 8%
1992 97 10%
1993 105 11%
1994 126 13%
1995 109 11%
1996 112 11%
1997 102 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 88 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Green Day 5 1%
The Flaming Lips 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 546 55%
United Kingdom 273 27%
Canada 35 4%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 21 2%
Norway 14 1%
Ireland 13 1%
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