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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 15,000 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.
199096597,605 Violator (135th)
by Depeche Mode
1991999303,306 Nevermind (6th)
by Nirvana
19921,042168,387 Automatic For The People (45th)
by R.E.M.
19931,159171,898 In Utero (44th)
by Nirvana
19941,235293,942 Grace (40th)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,241230,687 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,318175,040 Pinkerton (108th)
by Weezer
19971,365283,825 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,283195,009 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,406175,756 Ágætis Byrjun [Agaes Byrjun] (70th)
by Sigur Rós
Total12,0132,095,454

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana, Oasis, Neutral Milk Hotel, Pearl Jam, The Smashing Pumpkins, My Bloody Valentine, R.E.M., Weezer and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
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541.

She Hangs BrightlyUnited States Mazzy Star
Year of Release:1990Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1990:42Rank Score:455
Rank in 1990s541Overall Rank:2,502
Average Rating: 76/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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542.

The Sky Is CryingUnited States Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
Year of Release:1991Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1991:41Rank Score:453
Rank in 1990s542Overall Rank:2,505
Average Rating: 75/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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543.

DemanufactureUnited States Fear Factory
Year of Release:1995Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1995:63Rank Score:452
Rank in 1990s543Overall Rank:2,510
Average Rating: 74/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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544.

BraveUnited Kingdom Marillion
Year of Release:1994Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1994:69Rank Score:449
Rank in 1990s544Overall Rank:2,516
Average Rating: 74/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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545.

BellybuttonUnited States Jellyfish
Year of Release:1990Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1990:43Rank Score:449
Rank in 1990s545Overall Rank:2,517
Average Rating: 76/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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546.

SupergrassUnited Kingdom Supergrass
Year of Release:1999Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1999:53Rank Score:448
Rank in 1990s546Overall Rank:2,521
Average Rating: 73/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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547.

Sueño StereoArgentina Soda Stereo
Year of Release:1995Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1995:64Rank Score:447
Rank in 1990s547Overall Rank:2,524
Average Rating: 77/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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548.

Red MedicineUnited States Fugazi
Year of Release:1995Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1995:65Rank Score:443
Rank in 1990s548Overall Rank:2,545
Average Rating: 78/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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549.

Diamonds And PearlsUnited States Prince & The New Power Generation
Year of Release:1991Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1991:42Rank Score:441
Rank in 1990s549Overall Rank:2,553
Average Rating: 73/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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550.

Don't Try This At HomeUnited Kingdom Billy Bragg
Year of Release:1991Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1991:43Rank Score:441
Rank in 1990s550Overall Rank:2,555
Average Rating: 72/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 79 8%
1991 85 9%
1992 105 11%
1993 96 10%
1994 123 12%
1995 108 11%
1996 104 10%
1997 104 10%
1998 103 10%
1999 93 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 539 54%
United Kingdom 262 26%
Mexico 33 3%
Canada 32 3%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 12 1%
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