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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 26,000 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.
19901,477144,002 Violator (135th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,502397,166 Nevermind (8th)
by Nirvana
19921,604229,380 Automatic For The People (53rd)
by R.E.M.
19931,692241,544 In Utero (49th)
by Nirvana
19941,836407,280 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,902311,792 The Bends (16th)
by Radiohead
19962,046249,154 Pinkerton (97th)
by Weezer
19972,101392,047 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,032271,209 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,278245,107 Ágætis Byrjun (66th)
by Sigur Rós
Total18,4702,888,681

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.

Road ApplesCanada The Tragically Hip
Year of Release:1991Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1991:51Rank Score:461
Rank in 1990s671Overall Rank:3,262
Average Rating:  73/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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672.

Timothy's MonsterNorway Motorpsycho
Year of Release:1994Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1994:83Rank Score:459
Rank in 1990s672Overall Rank:3,274
Average Rating:  76/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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AmoricaUnited States The Black Crowes
Year of Release:1994Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1994:84Rank Score:457
Rank in 1990s673Overall Rank:3,279
Average Rating:  74/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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674.

TigerlilyUnited States Natalie Merchant
Year of Release:1995Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1995:79Rank Score:456
Rank in 1990s674Overall Rank:3,280
Average Rating:  76/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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675.

Frosting On The BeaterUnited States The Posies
Year of Release:1993Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1993:67Rank Score:456
Rank in 1990s675Overall Rank:3,281
Average Rating:  75/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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676.

Da Lama Ao CaosBrazil Chico Science & Nação Zumbi
Year of Release:1994Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1994:85Rank Score:455
Rank in 1990s676Overall Rank:3,286
Average Rating:  77/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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677.

Slow, Deep & HardUnited States Type O Negative
Year of Release:1991Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1991:52Rank Score:453
Rank in 1990s677Overall Rank:3,298
Average Rating:  71/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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678.

The Last TemptationUnited States Alice Cooper
Year of Release:1994Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1994:86Rank Score:451
Rank in 1990s678Overall Rank:3,309
Average Rating:  72/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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679.

Long DivisionUnited States Low
Year of Release:1995Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1995:80Rank Score:451
Rank in 1990s679Overall Rank:3,310
Average Rating:  77/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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680.

Big Red Letter DayUnited States Buffalo Tom
Year of Release:1993Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1993:68Rank Score:448
Rank in 1990s680Overall Rank:3,332
Average Rating:  76/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 86 9%
1991 79 8%
1992 97 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 129 13%
1995 112 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 97 10%
1998 96 10%
1999 88 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
Green Day 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 555 56%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Canada 33 3%
Australia 27 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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