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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 19,000 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.
19901,173114,312 Violator (128th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,203333,389 Nevermind (6th)
by Nirvana
19921,251185,841 Automatic For The People (46th)
by R.E.M.
19931,389196,444 In Utero (45th)
by Nirvana
19941,505328,401 Grace (41st)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,503258,118 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,641197,673 Pinkerton (108th)
by Weezer
19971,688316,042 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,603218,983 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,770193,769 Ágætis Byrjun (73rd)
by Sigur Rós
Total14,7262,342,971

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.

Against The GrainUnited States Bad Religion
Year of Release:1990Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1990:42Rank Score:494
Rank in 1990s541Overall Rank:2,548
Average Rating:  74/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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542.

BrokenUnited States Nine Inch Nails
Year of Release:1992Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1992:54Rank Score:494
Rank in 1990s542Overall Rank:2,549
Average Rating:  76/100 (102 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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543.

Where You BeenUnited States Dinosaur Jr.
Year of Release:1993Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1993:51Rank Score:492
Rank in 1990s543Overall Rank:2,556
Average Rating:  77/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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544.

WildhoneySweden Tiamat
Year of Release:1994Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1994:68Rank Score:492
Rank in 1990s544Overall Rank:2,559
Average Rating:  80/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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545.

Nightfall In Middle-EarthGermany Blind Guardian
Year of Release:1998Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1998:61Rank Score:491
Rank in 1990s545Overall Rank:2,565
Average Rating:  73/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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546.

Anthems To The Welkin At DuskNorway Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1997:51Rank Score:490
Rank in 1990s546Overall Rank:2,566
Average Rating:  78/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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547.

Experimental Jet Set, Trash And No StarUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1994Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1994:69Rank Score:488
Rank in 1990s547Overall Rank:2,574
Average Rating:  71/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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548.

El SilencioMexico Caifanes
Year of Release:1992Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1992:55Rank Score:488
Rank in 1990s548Overall Rank:2,577
Average Rating:  75/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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549.

Fear Of The DarkUnited Kingdom Iron Maiden
Year of Release:1992Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1992:56Rank Score:487
Rank in 1990s549Overall Rank:2,582
Average Rating:  69/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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550.

In RibbonsUnited Kingdom Pale Saints
Year of Release:1992Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1992:57Rank Score:486
Rank in 1990s550Overall Rank:2,586
Average Rating:  77/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 81 8%
1991 81 8%
1992 98 10%
1993 103 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 113 11%
1996 108 11%
1997 104 10%
1998 100 10%
1999 87 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 547 55%
United Kingdom 273 27%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 21 2%
Ireland 14 1%
Norway 13 1%
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