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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 26,000 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.
19901,475143,333 Violator (135th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,501396,527 Nevermind (8th)
by Nirvana
19921,604228,624 Automatic For The People (53rd)
by R.E.M.
19931,691241,311 In Utero (48th)
by Nirvana
19941,832406,309 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,902311,390 The Bends (16th)
by Radiohead
19962,047248,391 Pinkerton (100th)
by Weezer
19972,102391,790 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,027270,829 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,276244,950 Ágætis Byrjun (65th)
by Sigur Rós
Total18,4572,883,454

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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RankAlbumArtist
541.

RubberneckUnited States The Toadies
Year of Release:1994Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1994:68Rank Score:584
Rank in 1990s541Overall Rank:2,702
Average Rating:  75/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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542.

The Razors EdgeAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1990Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1990:43Rank Score:584
Rank in 1990s542Overall Rank:2,704
Average Rating:  69/100 (149 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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543.

Music BoxUnited States Mariah Carey
Year of Release:1993Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1993:51Rank Score:582
Rank in 1990s543Overall Rank:2,709
Average Rating:  66/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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544.

Punk In DrublicUnited States NOFX
Year of Release:1994Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1994:69Rank Score:580
Rank in 1990s544Overall Rank:2,713
Average Rating:  76/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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545.

God Shuffled His FeetCanada Crash Test Dummies
Year of Release:1993Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1993:52Rank Score:579
Rank in 1990s545Overall Rank:2,719
Average Rating:  68/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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546.

The Gay ParadeUnited States of Montreal
Year of Release:1999Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1999:49Rank Score:579
Rank in 1990s546Overall Rank:2,721
Average Rating:  77/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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547.

IngénueCanada k.d. lang
Year of Release:1992Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 1992:55Rank Score:579
Rank in 1990s547Overall Rank:2,722
Average Rating:  74/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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548.

Songs From Northern BritainUnited Kingdom Teenage Fanclub
Year of Release:1997Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1997:52Rank Score:578
Rank in 1990s548Overall Rank:2,724
Average Rating:  74/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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549.

Five Days In JulyCanada Blue Rodeo
Year of Release:1993Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1993:53Rank Score:577
Rank in 1990s549Overall Rank:2,727
Average Rating:  75/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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550.

The Ghost Of Tom JoadUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1995Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 1995:63Rank Score:577
Rank in 1990s550Overall Rank:2,730
Average Rating:  73/100 (119 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 85 9%
1991 80 8%
1992 98 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 129 13%
1995 112 11%
1996 114 11%
1997 96 10%
1998 95 10%
1999 89 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Green Day 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 556 56%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Canada 32 3%
Australia 27 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 1%
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