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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.
19901,189115,934 Violator (131st)
by Depeche Mode
19911,216336,773 Nevermind (6th)
by Nirvana
19921,264188,352 Automatic For The People (47th)
by R.E.M.
19931,404200,423 In Utero (44th)
by Nirvana
19941,513334,405 Grace (41st)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,520263,019 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,661201,209 Pinkerton (109th)
by Weezer
19971,715321,025 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,630223,358 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,789197,468 Ágætis Byrjun (72nd)
by Sigur Rós
Total14,9012,381,964

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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RankAlbumArtist
671.

To Venus And BackUnited States Tori Amos
Year of Release:1999Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1999:61Rank Score:385
Rank in 1990s671Overall Rank:3,195
Average Rating:  70/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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672.

Alta SuciedadArgentina Andrés Calamaro
Year of Release:1997Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1997:66Rank Score:385
Rank in 1990s672Overall Rank:3,198
Average Rating:  75/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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673.

DeepUnited Kingdom Peter Murphy
Year of Release:1990Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1990:55Rank Score:383
Rank in 1990s673Overall Rank:3,207
Average Rating:  72/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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674.

EurekaUnited States Jim O'Rourke
Year of Release:1999Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1999:62Rank Score:383
Rank in 1990s674Overall Rank:3,210
Average Rating:  80/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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675.

Album Of The YearUnited States Faith No More
Year of Release:1997Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1997:67Rank Score:381
Rank in 1990s675Overall Rank:3,219
Average Rating:  74/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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676.

Twin PeaksUnited States Angelo Badalamenti
Year of Release:1990Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1990:56Rank Score:380
Rank in 1990s676Overall Rank:3,224
Average Rating:  80/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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677.

TigerlilyUnited States Natalie Merchant
Year of Release:1995Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1995:81Rank Score:380
Rank in 1990s677Overall Rank:3,227
Average Rating:  76/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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678.

Apollo 18United States They Might Be Giants
Year of Release:1992Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1992:71Rank Score:380
Rank in 1990s678Overall Rank:3,229
Average Rating:  74/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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679.

Psalm 69: The Way To Succeed And The Way To Suck EggsUnited States Ministry
Year of Release:1992Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1992:72Rank Score:380
Rank in 1990s679Overall Rank:3,230
Average Rating:  75/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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680.

FantasmaJapan Cornelius
Year of Release:1997Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1997:68Rank Score:379
Rank in 1990s680Overall Rank:3,236
Average Rating:  80/100 (15 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 82 8%
1992 97 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 128 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 109 11%
1997 105 11%
1998 98 10%
1999 87 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Green Day 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 546 55%
United Kingdom 271 27%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 21 2%
Norway 15 2%
Ireland 14 1%
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