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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 24,000 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.
19901,421136,691 Violator (135th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,449383,901 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,535219,377 Automatic For The People (50th)
by R.E.M.
19931,629234,890 In Utero (46th)
by Nirvana
19941,761393,017 Grace (43rd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,841304,197 The Bends (16th)
by Radiohead
19961,975239,287 Pinkerton (94th)
by Weezer
19972,015377,606 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,952264,367 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,150233,675 Ágætis Byrjun (69th)
by Sigur Rós
Total17,7282,787,006

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, Oasis, The Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, My Bloody Valentine, Weezer, R.E.M. and Jeff Buckley.
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RankAlbumArtist
671.

Long DivisionUnited States Low
Year of Release:1995Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1995:80Rank Score:442
Rank in 1990s671Overall Rank:3,261
Average Rating:  76/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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672.

Letting Off The HappinessUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:1998Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1998:72Rank Score:440
Rank in 1990s672Overall Rank:3,272
Average Rating:  67/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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673.

Come On Feel The LemonheadsUnited States The Lemonheads
Year of Release:1993Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1993:69Rank Score:440
Rank in 1990s673Overall Rank:3,275
Average Rating:  75/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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674.

Today's Active LifestylesUnited States Polvo
Year of Release:1993Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1993:70Rank Score:439
Rank in 1990s674Overall Rank:3,280
Average Rating:  76/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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675.

MercuryUnited States American Music Club
Year of Release:1993Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1993:71Rank Score:438
Rank in 1990s675Overall Rank:3,287
Average Rating:  74/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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676.

Burritos, Inspiration Point, Fork Balloon Sports, Cards In The Spokes, Automatic Biographies, Kites, Kung Fu, Trophies, Banana Peels We've Slipped On and Egg Shells We've Tippy Toed OverUnited States Cap'n Jazz
Year of Release:1995Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1995:81Rank Score:438
Rank in 1990s676Overall Rank:3,291
Average Rating:  76/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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677.

Hips And MakersUnited States Kristin Hersh
Year of Release:1994Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1994:85Rank Score:437
Rank in 1990s677Overall Rank:3,293
Average Rating:  80/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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678.

Travelling Without MovingUnited Kingdom Jamiroquai
Year of Release:1996Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1996:75Rank Score:437
Rank in 1990s678Overall Rank:3,296
Average Rating:  74/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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679.

GP / Grievous Angel
Compilation
United States Gram Parsons
Year of Release:1990Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1990:53Rank Score:436
Rank in 1990s679Overall Rank:3,302
Average Rating:  77/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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680.

Don't Try This At HomeUnited Kingdom Billy Bragg
Year of Release:1991Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1991:51Rank Score:434
Rank in 1990s680Overall Rank:3,314
Average Rating:  71/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 81 8%
1991 81 8%
1992 100 10%
1993 99 10%
1994 129 13%
1995 108 11%
1996 120 12%
1997 98 10%
1998 100 10%
1999 84 8%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 561 56%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Canada 34 3%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 1%
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