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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.
19901,019100,654 Violator (136th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,054308,236 Nevermind (6th)
by Nirvana
19921,103171,898 Automatic For The People (46th)
by R.E.M.
19931,224176,709 In Utero (43rd)
by Nirvana
19941,313299,657 Grace (40th)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,298235,478 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,404180,140 Pinkerton (105th)
by Weezer
19971,440289,490 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,367199,951 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,487180,637 Ágætis Byrjun [Agaetis Byrjun] (70th)
by Sigur Rós
Total12,7092,142,849

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.

Lennon Legend
Compilation
United Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1997Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1997:52Rank Score:458
Rank in 1990s541Overall Rank:2,522
Average Rating: 80/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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542.

Title Of RecordUnited States Filter
Year of Release:1999Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1999:52Rank Score:458
Rank in 1990s542Overall Rank:2,525
Average Rating: 72/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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543.

The Sound Of PerseveranceUnited States Death
Year of Release:1998Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1998:60Rank Score:457
Rank in 1990s543Overall Rank:2,527
Average Rating: 76/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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544.

MethodroneUnited States The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Year of Release:1995Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1995:63Rank Score:457
Rank in 1990s544Overall Rank:2,529
Average Rating: 78/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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545.

American RecordingsUnited States Johnny Cash
Year of Release:1994Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1994:68Rank Score:456
Rank in 1990s545Overall Rank:2,531
Average Rating: 78/100 (93 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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546.

BraveUnited Kingdom Marillion
Year of Release:1994Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1994:69Rank Score:455
Rank in 1990s546Overall Rank:2,532
Average Rating: 74/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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547.

Ocean BeachUnited States Red House Painters
Year of Release:1995Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1995:64Rank Score:453
Rank in 1990s547Overall Rank:2,548
Average Rating: 80/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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548.

DoppelgängerUnited Kingdom Curve
Year of Release:1992Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1992:57Rank Score:451
Rank in 1990s548Overall Rank:2,555
Average Rating: 72/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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549.

Orbital 2United Kingdom Orbital
Year of Release:1993Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1993:53Rank Score:450
Rank in 1990s549Overall Rank:2,557
Average Rating: 76/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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550.

BellybuttonUnited States Jellyfish
Year of Release:1990Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1990:42Rank Score:450
Rank in 1990s550Overall Rank:2,558
Average Rating: 77/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 77 8%
1991 85 9%
1992 103 10%
1993 99 10%
1994 124 12%
1995 111 11%
1996 106 11%
1997 105 11%
1998 97 10%
1999 93 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 537 54%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Canada 36 4%
Mexico 31 3%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 12 1%
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