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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 23,000 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.
19901,397133,991 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19911,424377,593 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,521215,765 Automatic For The People (50th)
by R.E.M.
19931,606229,365 In Utero (46th)
by Nirvana
19941,731385,975 Grace (43rd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,817299,058 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,943235,325 Pinkerton (91st)
by Weezer
19971,990369,818 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,924257,175 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,123228,545 Ágætis Byrjun (71st)
by Sigur Rós
Total17,4762,732,610

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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541.

The Red ShoesUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1993Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1993:53Rank Score:562
Rank in 1990s541Overall Rank:2,647
Average Rating:  73/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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542.

IngénueCanada k.d. lang
Year of Release:1992Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1992:54Rank Score:561
Rank in 1990s542Overall Rank:2,651
Average Rating:  73/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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543.

Punk In DrublicUnited States NOFX
Year of Release:1994Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1994:68Rank Score:559
Rank in 1990s543Overall Rank:2,657
Average Rating:  75/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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544.

Chaos A.D.Brazil Sepultura
Year of Release:1993Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1993:54Rank Score:559
Rank in 1990s544Overall Rank:2,658
Average Rating:  78/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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545.

Anthems To The Welkin At DuskNorway Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1997:51Rank Score:558
Rank in 1990s545Overall Rank:2,661
Average Rating:  74/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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546.

BraveUnited Kingdom Marillion
Year of Release:1994Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1994:69Rank Score:557
Rank in 1990s546Overall Rank:2,664
Average Rating:  76/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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547.

KerplunkUnited States Green Day
Year of Release:1992Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1992:55Rank Score:556
Rank in 1990s547Overall Rank:2,667
Average Rating:  67/100 (135 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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548.

RubberneckUnited States The Toadies
Year of Release:1994Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1994:70Rank Score:556
Rank in 1990s548Overall Rank:2,668
Average Rating:  76/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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549.

Disco VolanteUnited States Mr. Bungle
Year of Release:1995Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1995:61Rank Score:555
Rank in 1990s549Overall Rank:2,673
Average Rating:  77/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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550.

Songs From Northern BritainUnited Kingdom Teenage Fanclub
Year of Release:1997Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1997:52Rank Score:554
Rank in 1990s550Overall Rank:2,679
Average Rating:  74/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 84 8%
1991 83 8%
1992 100 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 128 13%
1995 109 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 98 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 84 8%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 561 56%
United Kingdom 261 26%
Canada 35 4%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 14 1%
Ireland 12 1%
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