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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.
19901,124110,413 Violator (133rd)
by Depeche Mode
19911,152327,876 Nevermind (6th)
by Nirvana
19921,211182,668 Automatic For The People (46th)
by R.E.M.
19931,340192,162 In Utero (45th)
by Nirvana
19941,455321,643 Grace (39th)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,441253,137 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,559193,483 Pinkerton (107th)
by Weezer
19971,623309,318 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,547212,777 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,686193,760 Ágætis Byrjun (71st)
by Sigur Rós
Total14,1382,297,237

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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541.

DustUnited States Screaming Trees
Year of Release:1996Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1996:64Rank Score:484
Rank in 1990s541Overall Rank:2,530
Average Rating:  77/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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BocesUnited States Mercury Rev
Year of Release:1993Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1993:51Rank Score:481
Rank in 1990s542Overall Rank:2,542
Average Rating:  75/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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543.

These DaysUnited States Bon Jovi
Year of Release:1995Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1995:64Rank Score:480
Rank in 1990s543Overall Rank:2,543
Average Rating:  61/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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544.

The Ghost Of Tom JoadUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1995Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1995:65Rank Score:478
Rank in 1990s544Overall Rank:2,549
Average Rating:  73/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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545.

Disco VolanteUnited States Mr. Bungle
Year of Release:1995Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1995:66Rank Score:477
Rank in 1990s545Overall Rank:2,551
Average Rating:  77/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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546.

Punk In DrublicUnited States NOFX
Year of Release:1994Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1994:70Rank Score:476
Rank in 1990s546Overall Rank:2,561
Average Rating:  72/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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547.

DoppelgängerUnited Kingdom Curve
Year of Release:1992Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1992:57Rank Score:475
Rank in 1990s547Overall Rank:2,568
Average Rating:  73/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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548.

Operation DoomsdayUnited States MF Doom
Year of Release:1999Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1999:49Rank Score:475
Rank in 1990s548Overall Rank:2,570
Average Rating:  78/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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549.

Bricks Are HeavyUnited States L7
Year of Release:1992Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1992:58Rank Score:474
Rank in 1990s549Overall Rank:2,573
Average Rating:  75/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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550.

janet.United States Janet Jackson
Year of Release:1993Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1993:52Rank Score:474
Rank in 1990s550Overall Rank:2,574
Average Rating:  67/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 76 8%
1991 83 8%
1992 97 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 116 12%
1996 107 11%
1997 103 10%
1998 97 10%
1999 94 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
Ween 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 532 53%
United Kingdom 262 26%
Mexico 36 4%
Canada 35 4%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 20 2%
Ireland 13 1%
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