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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 23,000 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.
19901,381133,891 Violator (131st)
by Depeche Mode
19911,408376,194 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,503214,175 Automatic For The People (48th)
by R.E.M.
19931,596228,142 In Utero (46th)
by Nirvana
19941,708383,011 Grace (43rd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,806297,137 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,921232,220 Pinkerton (97th)
by Weezer
19971,973366,495 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,910255,175 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,107227,430 Ágætis Byrjun (71st)
by Sigur Rós
Total17,3132,713,870

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.

Anthems To The Welkin At DuskNorway Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1997:50Rank Score:558
Rank in 1990s541Overall Rank:2,633
Average Rating:  74/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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542.

Chaos A.D.Brazil Sepultura
Year of Release:1993Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1993:55Rank Score:558
Rank in 1990s542Overall Rank:2,637
Average Rating:  78/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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543.

BraveUnited Kingdom Marillion
Year of Release:1994Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1994:67Rank Score:557
Rank in 1990s543Overall Rank:2,639
Average Rating:  76/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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544.

RubberneckUnited States The Toadies
Year of Release:1994Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1994:68Rank Score:556
Rank in 1990s544Overall Rank:2,644
Average Rating:  76/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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545.

Songs From Northern BritainUnited Kingdom Teenage Fanclub
Year of Release:1997Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1997:51Rank Score:555
Rank in 1990s545Overall Rank:2,648
Average Rating:  74/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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546.

Punk In DrublicUnited States NOFX
Year of Release:1994Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1994:69Rank Score:554
Rank in 1990s546Overall Rank:2,650
Average Rating:  75/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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547.

Disco VolanteUnited States Mr. Bungle
Year of Release:1995Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1995:61Rank Score:551
Rank in 1990s547Overall Rank:2,661
Average Rating:  78/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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548.

SehnsuchtGermany Rammstein
Year of Release:1997Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1997:52Rank Score:550
Rank in 1990s548Overall Rank:2,666
Average Rating:  76/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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549.

NonsuchUnited Kingdom XTC
Year of Release:1992Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1992:54Rank Score:549
Rank in 1990s549Overall Rank:2,672
Average Rating:  76/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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550.

KerplunkUnited States Green Day
Year of Release:1992Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1992:55Rank Score:548
Rank in 1990s550Overall Rank:2,676
Average Rating:  66/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 84 8%
1991 82 8%
1992 99 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 112 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 100 10%
1998 96 10%
1999 86 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 558 56%
United Kingdom 262 26%
Canada 37 4%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 14 1%
Mixed Nationality 12 1%
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