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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 16,000 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.
19901,030102,485 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19911,067311,286 Nevermind (6th)
by Nirvana
19921,124172,925 Automatic For The People (46th)
by R.E.M.
19931,241179,097 In Utero (44th)
by Nirvana
19941,331301,448 Grace (41st)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,320237,458 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,431181,833 Pinkerton (105th)
by Weezer
19971,465292,619 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,394202,571 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,523182,551 Ágætis Byrjun [Agaetis Byrjun] (70th)
by Sigur Rós
Total12,9262,164,271

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 Red Hot Chili Peppers.
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541.

GP / Grievous Angel
Compilation
United States Gram Parsons
Year of Release:1990Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1990:41Rank Score:466
Rank in 1990s541Overall Rank:2,499
Average Rating: 77/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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542.

Changesbowie
Compilation
United Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1990Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1990:42Rank Score:466
Rank in 1990s542Overall Rank:2,500
Average Rating: 82/100 (113 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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543.

WildhoneySweden Tiamat
Year of Release:1994Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1994:67Rank Score:464
Rank in 1990s543Overall Rank:2,514
Average Rating: 80/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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544.

13 HumlerNorway Vamp
Year of Release:1996Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1996:60Rank Score:463
Rank in 1990s544Overall Rank:2,516
Average Rating: 74/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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545.

Where You BeenUnited States Dinosaur Jr.
Year of Release:1993Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1993:52Rank Score:462
Rank in 1990s545Overall Rank:2,518
Average Rating: 77/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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546.

Long SeasonJapan Fishmans
Year of Release:1996Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1996:61Rank Score:461
Rank in 1990s546Overall Rank:2,526
Average Rating: 78/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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547.

DoppelgängerUnited Kingdom Curve
Year of Release:1992Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1992:57Rank Score:460
Rank in 1990s547Overall Rank:2,533
Average Rating: 71/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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548.

Lennon Legend
Compilation
United Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1997Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1997:53Rank Score:458
Rank in 1990s548Overall Rank:2,544
Average Rating: 80/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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549.

Orbital 2United Kingdom Orbital
Year of Release:1993Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1993:53Rank Score:458
Rank in 1990s549Overall Rank:2,545
Average Rating: 76/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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550.

Title Of RecordUnited States Filter
Year of Release:1999Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1999:52Rank Score:458
Rank in 1990s550Overall Rank:2,546
Average Rating: 71/100 (33 votes)
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 77 8%
1991 86 9%
1992 102 10%
1993 97 10%
1994 124 12%
1995 111 11%
1996 107 11%
1997 106 11%
1998 96 10%
1999 94 9%
Artist Albums %


Ween 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 535 54%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Canada 36 4%
Mexico 32 3%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 12 1%
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