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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 19,000 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.
19901,190116,195 Violator (130th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,217336,921 Nevermind (6th)
by Nirvana
19921,264188,368 Automatic For The People (47th)
by R.E.M.
19931,405201,006 In Utero (44th)
by Nirvana
19941,516334,676 Grace (41st)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,521263,089 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,665201,725 Pinkerton (109th)
by Weezer
19971,716320,877 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,633223,460 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,792197,265 Ágætis Byrjun (72nd)
by Sigur Rós
Total14,9192,383,583

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.

Super æJapan Boredoms
Year of Release:1998Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1998:60Rank Score:501
Rank in 1990s541Overall Rank:2,567
Average Rating:  80/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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542.

SouthernplayalisticadillacmuzikUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1994Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1994:67Rank Score:501
Rank in 1990s542Overall Rank:2,570
Average Rating:  79/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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543.

Against The GrainUnited States Bad Religion
Year of Release:1990Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1990:41Rank Score:500
Rank in 1990s543Overall Rank:2,575
Average Rating:  74/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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544.

BocanadaArgentina Gustavo Cerati
Year of Release:1999Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1999:52Rank Score:498
Rank in 1990s544Overall Rank:2,586
Average Rating:  77/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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545.

Disco VolanteUnited States Mr. Bungle
Year of Release:1995Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1995:63Rank Score:498
Rank in 1990s545Overall Rank:2,587
Average Rating:  78/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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546.

Day For NightCanada The Tragically Hip
Year of Release:1994Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1994:68Rank Score:497
Rank in 1990s546Overall Rank:2,590
Average Rating:  78/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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547.

Maybe You've Been Brainwashed TooUnited States New Radicals
Year of Release:1998Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1998:61Rank Score:496
Rank in 1990s547Overall Rank:2,593
Average Rating:  72/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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548.

Second Toughest in the InfantsUnited Kingdom Underworld
Year of Release:1996Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1996:63Rank Score:495
Rank in 1990s548Overall Rank:2,595
Average Rating:  77/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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549.

Punk In DrublicUnited States NOFX
Year of Release:1994Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1994:69Rank Score:495
Rank in 1990s549Overall Rank:2,597
Average Rating:  74/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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550.

Knock KnockUnited States Smog
Year of Release:1999Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1999:53Rank Score:493
Rank in 1990s550Overall Rank:2,602
Average Rating:  79/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 81 8%
1992 96 10%
1993 104 10%
1994 127 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 110 11%
1997 104 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 88 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Green Day 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 547 55%
United Kingdom 270 27%
Canada 35 4%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 21 2%
Norway 15 2%
Ireland 13 1%
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