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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 17,000 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.
19901,104107,728 Violator (131st)
by Depeche Mode
19911,137321,025 Nevermind (6th)
by Nirvana
19921,191179,204 Automatic For The People (46th)
by R.E.M.
19931,324186,852 In Utero (45th)
by Nirvana
19941,430313,579 Grace (39th)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,422247,408 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,516189,557 Pinkerton (104th)
by Weezer
19971,567302,320 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,487208,654 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,614188,984 Ágætis Byrjun (71st)
by Sigur Rós
Total13,7922,245,310

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
671.

So Long And Thanks For All The ShoesUnited States NOFX
Year of Release:1997Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1997:64Rank Score:376
Rank in 1990s671Overall Rank:3,091
Average Rating:  71/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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672.

Some FriendlyUnited Kingdom The Charlatans
Year of Release:1990Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1990:55Rank Score:374
Rank in 1990s672Overall Rank:3,099
Average Rating:  72/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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673.

MillenniumUnited States Backstreet Boys
Year of Release:1999Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1999:67Rank Score:374
Rank in 1990s673Overall Rank:3,103
Average Rating:  48/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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674.

Gold MotherUnited Kingdom James
Year of Release:1990Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1990:56Rank Score:374
Rank in 1990s674Overall Rank:3,104
Average Rating:  71/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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675.

The Velvet RopeUnited States Janet Jackson
Year of Release:1997Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1997:65Rank Score:374
Rank in 1990s675Overall Rank:3,105
Average Rating:  74/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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676.

DuskUnited Kingdom The The
Year of Release:1993Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1993:66Rank Score:373
Rank in 1990s676Overall Rank:3,111
Average Rating:  74/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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677.

We Can't DanceUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1991Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1991:55Rank Score:372
Rank in 1990s677Overall Rank:3,120
Average Rating:  65/100 (101 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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678.

CurtainsUnited Kingdom Tindersticks
Year of Release:1997Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1997:66Rank Score:372
Rank in 1990s678Overall Rank:3,122
Average Rating:  77/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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679.

Adam & EveUnited Kingdom Catherine Wheel
Year of Release:1997Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1997:67Rank Score:370
Rank in 1990s679Overall Rank:3,131
Average Rating:  72/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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680.

Super BeeMexico La Gusana Ciega
Year of Release:1997Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1997:68Rank Score:370
Rank in 1990s680Overall Rank:3,133
Average Rating:  72/100 (1 vote)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 77 8%
1991 84 8%
1992 95 10%
1993 96 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 114 11%
1996 107 11%
1997 107 11%
1998 99 10%
1999 96 10%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Ween 6 1%
Suede 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 534 53%
United Kingdom 264 26%
Canada 35 4%
Mexico 35 4%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Ireland 12 1%
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