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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 23,000 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.
19901,386134,231 Violator (131st)
by Depeche Mode
19911,411376,545 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,503214,580 Automatic For The People (49th)
by R.E.M.
19931,596228,246 In Utero (46th)
by Nirvana
19941,711383,294 Grace (43rd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,806297,443 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,922232,673 Pinkerton (96th)
by Weezer
19971,979367,316 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,913255,887 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,107227,716 Ágætis Byrjun (71st)
by Sigur Rós
Total17,3342,717,932

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.

Whiskey For The Holy GhostUnited States Mark Lanegan
Year of Release:1994Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1994:84Rank Score:440
Rank in 1990s671Overall Rank:3,207
Average Rating:  77/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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672.

BlindUnited Kingdom The Sundays
Year of Release:1992Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1992:67Rank Score:439
Rank in 1990s672Overall Rank:3,214
Average Rating:  73/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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673.

BarafundleUnited Kingdom Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
Year of Release:1997Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1997:67Rank Score:438
Rank in 1990s673Overall Rank:3,219
Average Rating:  77/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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674.

Travelling Without MovingUnited Kingdom Jamiroquai
Year of Release:1996Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1996:77Rank Score:438
Rank in 1990s674Overall Rank:3,221
Average Rating:  73/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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675.

U.F.OrbUnited Kingdom The Orb
Year of Release:1992Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1992:68Rank Score:437
Rank in 1990s675Overall Rank:3,225
Average Rating:  76/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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676.

GP / Grievous Angel
Compilation
United States Gram Parsons
Year of Release:1990Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1990:54Rank Score:436
Rank in 1990s676Overall Rank:3,233
Average Rating:  77/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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677.

The Sea And CakeUnited States The Sea And Cake
Year of Release:1994Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1994:85Rank Score:435
Rank in 1990s677Overall Rank:3,245
Average Rating:  79/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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678.

Illadelph HalflifeUnited States The Roots
Year of Release:1996Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1996:78Rank Score:434
Rank in 1990s678Overall Rank:3,249
Average Rating:  77/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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679.

Well OiledMixed Nationality Hash Jar Tempo
Year of Release:1997Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1997:68Rank Score:433
Rank in 1990s679Overall Rank:3,253
Average Rating:  78/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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680.

...And the Circus Leaves TownUnited States Kyuss
Year of Release:1995Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1995:82Rank Score:432
Rank in 1990s680Overall Rank:3,263
Average Rating:  75/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 84 8%
1991 81 8%
1992 99 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 113 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 99 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 560 56%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Canada 37 4%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 14 1%
Mixed Nationality 12 1%
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