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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 20,000 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.
19901,234118,664 Violator (136th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,260343,957 Nevermind (6th)
by Nirvana
19921,322192,209 Automatic For The People (47th)
by R.E.M.
19931,459204,619 In Utero (45th)
by Nirvana
19941,576342,526 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,613268,784 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,740205,846 Pinkerton (109th)
by Weezer
19971,791327,513 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,714229,273 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,877202,313 Ágætis Byrjun (73rd)
by Sigur Rós
Total15,5862,435,702

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, Oasis, The Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, My Bloody Valentine, R.E.M., Weezer and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
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Grave Dancers UnionUnited States Soul Asylum
Year of Release:1992Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1992:58Rank Score:515
Rank in 1990s541Overall Rank:2,569
Average Rating:  72/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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542.

White Light From The Mouth Of InfinityUnited States Swans
Year of Release:1991Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1991:42Rank Score:512
Rank in 1990s542Overall Rank:2,576
Average Rating:  77/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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543.

The Ghost Of Tom JoadUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1995Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1995:61Rank Score:511
Rank in 1990s543Overall Rank:2,579
Average Rating:  73/100 (89 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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544.

Sparkle And FadeUnited States Everclear
Year of Release:1995Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1995:62Rank Score:511
Rank in 1990s544Overall Rank:2,581
Average Rating:  74/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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545.

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United States James Brown
Year of Release:1991Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1991:43Rank Score:511
Rank in 1990s545Overall Rank:2,583
Average Rating:  71/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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546.

Walking WoundedUnited Kingdom Everything But The Girl
Year of Release:1996Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1996:63Rank Score:510
Rank in 1990s546Overall Rank:2,589
Average Rating:  73/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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547.

Chaos A.D.Brazil Sepultura
Year of Release:1993Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1993:51Rank Score:509
Rank in 1990s547Overall Rank:2,592
Average Rating:  77/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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548.

WildhoneySweden Tiamat
Year of Release:1994Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1994:67Rank Score:509
Rank in 1990s548Overall Rank:2,594
Average Rating:  81/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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549.

Second Toughest in the InfantsUnited Kingdom Underworld
Year of Release:1996Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1996:64Rank Score:508
Rank in 1990s549Overall Rank:2,598
Average Rating:  76/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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550.

Disco VolanteUnited States Mr. Bungle
Year of Release:1995Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1995:63Rank Score:508
Rank in 1990s550Overall Rank:2,599
Average Rating:  78/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 84 8%
1991 80 8%
1992 99 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 128 13%
1995 108 11%
1996 113 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 97 10%
1999 89 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Beck 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 549 55%
United Kingdom 271 27%
Canada 35 4%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 21 2%
Norway 13 1%
Mixed Nationality 12 1%
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