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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 22,000 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.
19901,338128,536 Violator (133rd)
by Depeche Mode
19911,363363,684 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,456203,954 Automatic For The People (48th)
by R.E.M.
19931,561216,727 In Utero (46th)
by Nirvana
19941,666364,493 Grace (43rd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,757284,147 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,855218,221 Pinkerton (102nd)
by Weezer
19971,895348,355 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,842242,403 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,027216,387 Ágætis Byrjun (74th)
by Sigur Rós
Total16,7602,586,908

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.

Savage GardenAustralia Savage Garden
Year of Release:1997Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1997:66Rank Score:423
Rank in 1990s671Overall Rank:3,204
Average Rating:  67/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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672.

Don't Try This At HomeUnited Kingdom Billy Bragg
Year of Release:1991Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1991:51Rank Score:422
Rank in 1990s672Overall Rank:3,207
Average Rating:  71/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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673.

DemanufactureUnited States Fear Factory
Year of Release:1995Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1995:80Rank Score:422
Rank in 1990s673Overall Rank:3,209
Average Rating:  74/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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674.

Burn My EyesUnited States Machine Head
Year of Release:1994Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1994:82Rank Score:421
Rank in 1990s674Overall Rank:3,215
Average Rating:  73/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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675.

Dear YouUnited States Jawbreaker
Year of Release:1995Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1995:81Rank Score:420
Rank in 1990s675Overall Rank:3,219
Average Rating:  73/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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676.

Hellbilly DeluxeUnited States Rob Zombie
Year of Release:1998Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1998:69Rank Score:420
Rank in 1990s676Overall Rank:3,222
Average Rating:  68/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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677.

Fantastic PlanetUnited States Failure
Year of Release:1996Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1996:76Rank Score:420
Rank in 1990s677Overall Rank:3,226
Average Rating:  78/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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678.

SixUnited Kingdom Mansun
Year of Release:1998Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1998:70Rank Score:419
Rank in 1990s678Overall Rank:3,228
Average Rating:  75/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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679.

LifeformsUnited Kingdom The Future Sound Of London
Year of Release:1994Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1994:83Rank Score:418
Rank in 1990s679Overall Rank:3,237
Average Rating:  72/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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680.

Hey StoopidUnited States Alice Cooper
Year of Release:1991Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1991:52Rank Score:418
Rank in 1990s680Overall Rank:3,240
Average Rating:  66/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 83 8%
1991 80 8%
1992 103 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 111 11%
1996 112 11%
1997 103 10%
1998 95 10%
1999 87 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 551 55%
United Kingdom 267 27%
Canada 37 4%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 11 1%
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