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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 14,000 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.
199089892,571 Violator (139th)
by Depeche Mode
1991928286,843 Nevermind (6th)
by Nirvana
1992978159,255 Automatic For The People (43rd)
by R.E.M.
19931,096161,280 In Utero (44th)
by Nirvana
19941,141276,617 Grace (39th)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,165218,949 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,231165,835 Pinkerton (108th)
by Weezer
19971,288269,841 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,217181,471 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,327166,445 Ágætis Byrjun [Agaes Byrjun] (69th)
by Sigur Rós
Total11,2691,979,106

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

Discouraged OnesSweden Katatonia
Year of Release:1998Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1998:68Rank Score:328
Rank in 1990s671Overall Rank:3,107
Average Rating: 74/100 (15 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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672.

Secret SamadhiUnited States Live
Year of Release:1997Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1997:61Rank Score:328
Rank in 1990s672Overall Rank:3,108
Average Rating: 74/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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673.

Keasbey NightsUnited States Catch 22
Year of Release:1998Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1998:69Rank Score:327
Rank in 1990s673Overall Rank:3,110
Average Rating: 77/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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674.

TigerlilyUnited States Natalie Merchant
Year of Release:1995Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1995:81Rank Score:327
Rank in 1990s674Overall Rank:3,111
Average Rating: 77/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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675.

Live At Luther CollegeUnited States Dave Matthews And Tim Reynolds
Year of Release:1999Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1999:64Rank Score:327
Rank in 1990s675Overall Rank:3,113
Average Rating: 74/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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676.

Timothy's MonsterNorway Motorpsycho
Year of Release:1994Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1994:87Rank Score:326
Rank in 1990s676Overall Rank:3,118
Average Rating: 78/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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677.

Memorial BeachNorway a-ha
Year of Release:1993Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1993:66Rank Score:326
Rank in 1990s677Overall Rank:3,125
Average Rating: 70/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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678.

StarsUnited Kingdom Simply Red
Year of Release:1991Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1991:53Rank Score:325
Rank in 1990s678Overall Rank:3,129
Average Rating: 73/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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679.

AdrenalizeUnited Kingdom Def Leppard
Year of Release:1992Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1992:69Rank Score:325
Rank in 1990s679Overall Rank:3,130
Average Rating: 67/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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680.

The Velvet RopeUnited States Janet Jackson
Year of Release:1997Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1997:62Rank Score:325
Rank in 1990s680Overall Rank:3,132
Average Rating: 73/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 80 8%
1991 86 9%
1992 102 10%
1993 94 9%
1994 121 12%
1995 107 11%
1996 106 11%
1997 104 10%
1998 106 11%
1999 94 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 531 53%
United Kingdom 260 26%
Mexico 37 4%
Canada 35 4%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 14 1%
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