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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 20,000 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.
19901,235118,613 Violator (137th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,260343,959 Nevermind (6th)
by Nirvana
19921,322191,952 Automatic For The People (47th)
by R.E.M.
19931,458204,485 In Utero (45th)
by Nirvana
19941,577342,333 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,613268,733 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,741205,488 Pinkerton (109th)
by Weezer
19971,792327,736 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,716229,125 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,879202,267 Ágætis Byrjun (72nd)
by Sigur Rós
Total15,5932,434,690

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

Death CertificateUnited States Ice Cube
Year of Release:1991Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1991:53Rank Score:393
Rank in 1990s671Overall Rank:3,196
Average Rating:  78/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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672.

Timothy's MonsterNorway Motorpsycho
Year of Release:1994Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1994:81Rank Score:393
Rank in 1990s672Overall Rank:3,201
Average Rating:  76/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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673.

GordonCanada Barenaked Ladies
Year of Release:1992Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1992:71Rank Score:391
Rank in 1990s673Overall Rank:3,215
Average Rating:  69/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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674.

Revés/Yo SoyMexico Café Tacuba
Year of Release:1999Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1999:63Rank Score:390
Rank in 1990s674Overall Rank:3,219
Average Rating:  72/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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675.

Tiger BayUnited Kingdom Saint Etienne
Year of Release:1994Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1994:82Rank Score:389
Rank in 1990s675Overall Rank:3,222
Average Rating:  75/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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676.

Gold MotherUnited Kingdom James
Year of Release:1990Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1990:53Rank Score:389
Rank in 1990s676Overall Rank:3,224
Average Rating:  73/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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677.

Travelling Without MovingUnited Kingdom Jamiroquai
Year of Release:1996Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1996:72Rank Score:388
Rank in 1990s677Overall Rank:3,228
Average Rating:  74/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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678.

Tellin' StoriesUnited Kingdom The Charlatans
Year of Release:1996Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1996:73Rank Score:388
Rank in 1990s678Overall Rank:3,231
Average Rating:  72/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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679.

Remasters
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United Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1990Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1990:54Rank Score:386
Rank in 1990s679Overall Rank:3,239
Average Rating:  84/100 (123 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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680.

To Venus And BackUnited States Tori Amos
Year of Release:1999Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1999:64Rank Score:386
Rank in 1990s680Overall Rank:3,247
Average Rating:  71/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 84 8%
1991 80 8%
1992 99 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 108 11%
1996 113 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 89 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Beck 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 549 55%
United Kingdom 270 27%
Canada 35 4%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 21 2%
Norway 14 1%
Mixed Nationality 12 1%
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