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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 17,000 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.
19901,104107,857 Violator (131st)
by Depeche Mode
19911,137321,171 Nevermind (6th)
by Nirvana
19921,192179,310 Automatic For The People (46th)
by R.E.M.
19931,324187,050 In Utero (45th)
by Nirvana
19941,431313,724 Grace (39th)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,422247,537 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,524189,686 Pinkerton (104th)
by Weezer
19971,567302,602 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,487208,619 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,614189,135 Ágætis Byrjun (71st)
by Sigur Rós
Total13,8022,246,691

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 Jeff Buckley.
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541.

Operation DoomsdayUnited States MF Doom
Year of Release:1999Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1999:50Rank Score:471
Rank in 1990s541Overall Rank:2,544
Average Rating:  78/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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542.

Ocean BeachUnited States Red House Painters
Year of Release:1995Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1995:63Rank Score:471
Rank in 1990s542Overall Rank:2,545
Average Rating:  81/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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543.

The Ghost Of Tom JoadUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1995Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1995:64Rank Score:471
Rank in 1990s543Overall Rank:2,547
Average Rating:  73/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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544.

Pure GuavaUnited States Ween
Year of Release:1992Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1992:59Rank Score:470
Rank in 1990s544Overall Rank:2,548
Average Rating:  74/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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545.

Ron SexsmithCanada Ron Sexsmith
Year of Release:1995Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1995:65Rank Score:469
Rank in 1990s545Overall Rank:2,552
Average Rating:  73/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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546.

Lost And Gone ForeverUnited States Guster
Year of Release:1999Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1999:51Rank Score:468
Rank in 1990s546Overall Rank:2,557
Average Rating:  72/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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547.

BellybuttonUnited States Jellyfish
Year of Release:1990Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1990:41Rank Score:467
Rank in 1990s547Overall Rank:2,559
Average Rating:  76/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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548.


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BocesUnited States Mercury Rev
Year of Release:1993Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1993:51Rank Score:467
Rank in 1990s548Overall Rank:2,560
Average Rating:  75/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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549.

Letting Off The HappinessUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:1998Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1998:62Rank Score:466
Rank in 1990s549Overall Rank:2,562
Average Rating:  70/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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550.

Hi Fi WayAustralia You Am I
Year of Release:1995Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1995:66Rank Score:465
Rank in 1990s550Overall Rank:2,565
Average Rating:  72/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 77 8%
1991 83 8%
1992 95 10%
1993 96 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 114 11%
1996 107 11%
1997 107 11%
1998 99 10%
1999 96 10%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
Ween 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 533 53%
United Kingdom 264 26%
Mexico 35 4%
Canada 35 4%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Ireland 13 1%
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