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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 24,000 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.
19901,405135,337 Violator (133rd)
by Depeche Mode
19911,429380,658 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,525218,117 Automatic For The People (49th)
by R.E.M.
19931,613231,759 In Utero (46th)
by Nirvana
19941,740388,878 Grace (43rd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,828301,672 The Bends (16th)
by Radiohead
19961,957236,327 Pinkerton (93rd)
by Weezer
19971,999373,423 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,935259,231 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,136230,405 Ágætis Byrjun (71st)
by Sigur Rós
Total17,5672,755,807

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.

BrokenUnited States Nine Inch Nails
Year of Release:1992Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1992:54Rank Score:568
Rank in 1990s541Overall Rank:2,631
Average Rating:  76/100 (136 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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542.

IngénueCanada k.d. lang
Year of Release:1992Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1992:55Rank Score:562
Rank in 1990s542Overall Rank:2,653
Average Rating:  74/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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543.

Chaos A.D.Brazil Sepultura
Year of Release:1993Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1993:53Rank Score:562
Rank in 1990s543Overall Rank:2,654
Average Rating:  78/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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544.

Punk In DrublicUnited States NOFX
Year of Release:1994Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1994:68Rank Score:559
Rank in 1990s544Overall Rank:2,665
Average Rating:  75/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 2 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:559
Rank in 1990s545Overall Rank:2,666
Average Rating:  74/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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546.

The Red ShoesUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1993Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1993:54Rank Score:559
Rank in 1990s546Overall Rank:2,667
Average Rating:  73/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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547.

BraveUnited Kingdom Marillion
Year of Release:1994Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1994:69Rank Score:559
Rank in 1990s547Overall Rank:2,668
Average Rating:  77/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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548.

Songs From Northern BritainUnited Kingdom Teenage Fanclub
Year of Release:1997Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1997:52Rank Score:558
Rank in 1990s548Overall Rank:2,671
Average Rating:  74/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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549.

KerplunkUnited States Green Day
Year of Release:1992Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1992:56Rank Score:557
Rank in 1990s549Overall Rank:2,674
Average Rating:  67/100 (135 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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550.

Disco VolanteUnited States Mr. Bungle
Year of Release:1995Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1995:62Rank Score:556
Rank in 1990s550Overall Rank:2,676
Average Rating:  77/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 81 8%
1991 82 8%
1992 99 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 128 13%
1995 111 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 100 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 84 8%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 560 56%
United Kingdom 260 26%
Canada 34 3%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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