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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.
19901,373132,964 Violator (131st)
by Depeche Mode
19911,400372,279 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,496211,842 Automatic For The People (49th)
by R.E.M.
19931,589225,345 In Utero (46th)
by Nirvana
19941,698377,633 Grace (43rd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,797294,452 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,908229,483 Pinkerton (96th)
by Weezer
19971,948362,771 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,900252,927 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,088225,075 Ágætis Byrjun (71st)
by Sigur Rós
Total17,1972,684,769

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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RankAlbumArtist
541.

Chaos A.D.Brazil Sepultura
Year of Release:1993Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1993:55Rank Score:558
Rank in 1990s541Overall Rank:2,629
Average Rating:  77/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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542.

RubberneckUnited States The Toadies
Year of Release:1994Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1994:65Rank Score:557
Rank in 1990s542Overall Rank:2,632
Average Rating:  76/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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543.

Punk In DrublicUnited States NOFX
Year of Release:1994Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1994:66Rank Score:555
Rank in 1990s543Overall Rank:2,635
Average Rating:  75/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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544.

Disco VolanteUnited States Mr. Bungle
Year of Release:1995Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1995:61Rank Score:555
Rank in 1990s544Overall Rank:2,636
Average Rating:  78/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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545.

Mecca And The Soul BrotherUnited States Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth
Year of Release:1992Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1992:53Rank Score:552
Rank in 1990s545Overall Rank:2,644
Average Rating:  78/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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546.

Songs From Northern BritainUnited Kingdom Teenage Fanclub
Year of Release:1997Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1997:51Rank Score:551
Rank in 1990s546Overall Rank:2,647
Average Rating:  74/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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547.

SehnsuchtGermany Rammstein
Year of Release:1997Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1997:52Rank Score:550
Rank in 1990s547Overall Rank:2,651
Average Rating:  76/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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548.

FuzzyUnited States Grant Lee Buffalo
Year of Release:1993Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1993:56Rank Score:549
Rank in 1990s548Overall Rank:2,659
Average Rating:  77/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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549.

EmpireUnited States Queensrÿche
Year of Release:1990Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1990:43Rank Score:548
Rank in 1990s549Overall Rank:2,663
Average Rating:  76/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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550.

KerplunkUnited States Green Day
Year of Release:1992Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1992:54Rank Score:546
Rank in 1990s550Overall Rank:2,671
Average Rating:  66/100 (131 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 84 8%
1991 80 8%
1992 101 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 112 11%
1996 114 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 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 559 56%
United Kingdom 263 26%
Canada 37 4%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 14 1%
Mixed Nationality 12 1%
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