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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 15,000 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.
199094796,467 Violator (137th)
by Depeche Mode
1991982300,509 Nevermind (6th)
by Nirvana
19921,031166,635 Automatic For The People (45th)
by R.E.M.
19931,151170,641 In Utero (43rd)
by Nirvana
19941,217291,740 Grace (40th)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,227228,649 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,300173,606 Pinkerton (107th)
by Weezer
19971,354281,108 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,268192,451 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,390174,182 Ágætis Byrjun [Agaes Byrjun] (70th)
by Sigur Rós
Total11,8672,075,987

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana, Oasis, Neutral Milk Hotel, Pearl Jam, The Smashing Pumpkins, My Bloody Valentine, R.E.M., Weezer and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
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541.

DemanufactureUnited States Fear Factory
Year of Release:1995Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1995:63Rank Score:446
Rank in 1990s541Overall Rank:2,507
Average Rating: 75/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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542.

SupergrassUnited Kingdom Supergrass
Year of Release:1999Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1999:52Rank Score:445
Rank in 1990s542Overall Rank:2,511
Average Rating: 72/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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543.

Where You BeenUnited States Dinosaur Jr.
Year of Release:1993Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1993:51Rank Score:444
Rank in 1990s543Overall Rank:2,513
Average Rating: 76/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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544.

The Sky Is CryingUnited States Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
Year of Release:1991Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1991:42Rank Score:441
Rank in 1990s544Overall Rank:2,527
Average Rating: 75/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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545.

Diamonds And PearlsUnited States Prince & The New Power Generation
Year of Release:1991Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1991:43Rank Score:441
Rank in 1990s545Overall Rank:2,529
Average Rating: 72/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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546.

Don't Try This At HomeUnited Kingdom Billy Bragg
Year of Release:1991Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1991:44Rank Score:441
Rank in 1990s546Overall Rank:2,530
Average Rating: 72/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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547.

Mecca And The Soul BrotherUnited States Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth
Year of Release:1992Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1992:55Rank Score:440
Rank in 1990s547Overall Rank:2,532
Average Rating: 76/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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548.

Downward Is HeavenwardUnited States Hum
Year of Release:1998Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1998:62Rank Score:438
Rank in 1990s548Overall Rank:2,539
Average Rating: 77/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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549.

SaturationUnited States Urge Overkill
Year of Release:1993Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1993:52Rank Score:438
Rank in 1990s549Overall Rank:2,542
Average Rating: 73/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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550.

DoppelgängerUnited Kingdom Curve
Year of Release:1992Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1992:56Rank Score:438
Rank in 1990s550Overall Rank:2,546
Average Rating: 72/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 78 8%
1991 86 9%
1992 104 10%
1993 95 10%
1994 124 12%
1995 110 11%
1996 103 10%
1997 104 10%
1998 102 10%
1999 94 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
Metallica 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 537 54%
United Kingdom 260 26%
Mexico 35 4%
Canada 32 3%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 20 2%
Norway 12 1%
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