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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 22,000 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.
19901,338128,536 Violator (133rd)
by Depeche Mode
19911,363363,684 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,456203,954 Automatic For The People (48th)
by R.E.M.
19931,561216,727 In Utero (46th)
by Nirvana
19941,666364,493 Grace (43rd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,757284,147 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,855218,221 Pinkerton (102nd)
by Weezer
19971,895348,355 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,842242,403 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,027216,387 Ágætis Byrjun (74th)
by Sigur Rós
Total16,7602,586,908

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.

EmpireUnited States Queensrÿche
Year of Release:1990Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1990:43Rank Score:548
Rank in 1990s541Overall Rank:2,587
Average Rating:  76/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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542.

Ocean BeachUnited States Red House Painters
Year of Release:1995Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1995:63Rank Score:546
Rank in 1990s542Overall Rank:2,597
Average Rating:  79/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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543.

ClumsyCanada Our Lady Peace
Year of Release:1997Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1997:51Rank Score:545
Rank in 1990s543Overall Rank:2,603
Average Rating:  74/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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544.

Bloody KissesUnited States Type O Negative
Year of Release:1993Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1993:52Rank Score:544
Rank in 1990s544Overall Rank:2,606
Average Rating:  77/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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545.

Punk In DrublicUnited States NOFX
Year of Release:1994Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1994:66Rank Score:544
Rank in 1990s545Overall Rank:2,610
Average Rating:  75/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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546.

Second Toughest In The InfantsUnited Kingdom Underworld
Year of Release:1996Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1996:64Rank Score:543
Rank in 1990s546Overall Rank:2,612
Average Rating:  75/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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547.

White Light, White Heat, White TrashUnited States Social Distortion
Year of Release:1996Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1996:65Rank Score:543
Rank in 1990s547Overall Rank:2,614
Average Rating:  75/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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548.

IngénueCanada k.d. lang
Year of Release:1992Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1992:57Rank Score:542
Rank in 1990s548Overall Rank:2,617
Average Rating:  73/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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549.

Maybe You've Been Brainwashed TooUnited States New Radicals
Year of Release:1998Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1998:60Rank Score:538
Rank in 1990s549Overall Rank:2,627
Average Rating:  73/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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550.

BraveUnited Kingdom Marillion
Year of Release:1994Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1994:67Rank Score:537
Rank in 1990s550Overall Rank:2,631
Average Rating:  75/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 83 8%
1991 80 8%
1992 103 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 111 11%
1996 112 11%
1997 103 10%
1998 95 10%
1999 87 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 551 55%
United Kingdom 267 27%
Canada 37 4%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 11 1%
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