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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 18,000 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.
19901,144112,645 Violator (131st)
by Depeche Mode
19911,173331,579 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,226185,617 Automatic For The People (46th)
by R.E.M.
19931,367195,054 In Utero (45th)
by Nirvana
19941,479326,974 Grace (39th)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,463256,690 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,597195,724 Pinkerton (108th)
by Weezer
19971,659314,264 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,575217,061 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,711195,988 Ágætis Byrjun (71st)
by Sigur Rós
Total14,3942,331,596

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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RankAlbumArtist
541.

Human ClayUnited States Creed
Year of Release:1999Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1999:51Rank Score:491
Rank in 1990s541Overall Rank:2,552
Average Rating:  47/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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542.

Walking WoundedUnited Kingdom Everything But The Girl
Year of Release:1996Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1996:63Rank Score:490
Rank in 1990s542Overall Rank:2,554
Average Rating:  73/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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543.

Amor ChiquitoMexico Fobia
Year of Release:1995Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1995:63Rank Score:488
Rank in 1990s543Overall Rank:2,566
Average Rating:  76/100 (7 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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544.

American RecordingsUnited States Johnny Cash
Year of Release:1994Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1994:69Rank Score:488
Rank in 1990s544Overall Rank:2,567
Average Rating:  78/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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545.

BricolageBrazil Amon Tobin
Year of Release:1997Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1997:49Rank Score:488
Rank in 1990s545Overall Rank:2,568
Average Rating:  81/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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546.

Against The GrainUnited States Bad Religion
Year of Release:1990Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1990:42Rank Score:488
Rank in 1990s546Overall Rank:2,569
Average Rating:  75/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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547.

These DaysUnited States Bon Jovi
Year of Release:1995Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1995:64Rank Score:485
Rank in 1990s547Overall Rank:2,581
Average Rating:  61/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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548.

Experimental Jet Set, Trash And No StarUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1994Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1994:70Rank Score:485
Rank in 1990s548Overall Rank:2,583
Average Rating:  71/100 (78 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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549.

Second Toughest in the InfantsUnited Kingdom Underworld
Year of Release:1996Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1996:64Rank Score:484
Rank in 1990s549Overall Rank:2,588
Average Rating:  76/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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550.

Pure GuavaUnited States Ween
Year of Release:1992Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1992:58Rank Score:483
Rank in 1990s550Overall Rank:2,591
Average Rating:  74/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 76 8%
1991 82 8%
1992 100 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 122 12%
1995 118 12%
1996 107 11%
1997 103 10%
1998 96 10%
1999 95 10%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Ween 6 1%
Suede 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 533 53%
United Kingdom 262 26%
Mexico 36 4%
Canada 35 4%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 20 2%
Ireland 13 1%
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