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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 18,000 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.
19901,124110,535 Violator (133rd)
by Depeche Mode
19911,152328,193 Nevermind (6th)
by Nirvana
19921,211183,029 Automatic For The People (46th)
by R.E.M.
19931,344192,382 In Utero (45th)
by Nirvana
19941,456321,614 Grace (39th)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,443253,712 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,559193,539 Pinkerton (107th)
by Weezer
19971,623309,751 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,548213,040 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,686194,024 Ágætis Byrjun (71st)
by Sigur Rós
Total14,1462,299,820

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.

CurtainsUnited Kingdom Tindersticks
Year of Release:1997Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1997:64Rank Score:389
Rank in 1990s671Overall Rank:3,090
Average Rating:  77/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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672.

Some FriendlyUnited Kingdom The Charlatans
Year of Release:1990Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1990:54Rank Score:388
Rank in 1990s672Overall Rank:3,096
Average Rating:  72/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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673.

UnpluggedCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1993Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1993:68Rank Score:388
Rank in 1990s673Overall Rank:3,099
Average Rating:  75/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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674.

Servicios Generales IIMexico La Castañeda
Year of Release:1992Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1992:70Rank Score:388
Rank in 1990s674Overall Rank:3,101
Average Rating:  72/100 (5 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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675.

Tiger BayUnited Kingdom Saint Etienne
Year of Release:1994Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1994:83Rank Score:386
Rank in 1990s675Overall Rank:3,110
Average Rating:  73/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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676.

Remasters
Compilation
United Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1990Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1990:55Rank Score:386
Rank in 1990s676Overall Rank:3,111
Average Rating:  83/100 (117 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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677.

To Venus And BackUnited States Tori Amos
Year of Release:1999Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1999:68Rank Score:386
Rank in 1990s677Overall Rank:3,112
Average Rating:  70/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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678.

We Can't DanceUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1991Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1991:53Rank Score:384
Rank in 1990s678Overall Rank:3,117
Average Rating:  65/100 (102 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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679.

Mundo FelizMexico Fobia
Year of Release:1991Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1991:54Rank Score:380
Rank in 1990s679Overall Rank:3,141
Average Rating:  74/100 (7 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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680.

AriseBrazil Sepultura
Year of Release:1991Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1991:55Rank Score:380
Rank in 1990s680Overall Rank:3,142
Average Rating:  74/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 76 8%
1991 83 8%
1992 97 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 116 12%
1996 108 11%
1997 103 10%
1998 96 10%
1999 94 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Ween 6 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 533 53%
United Kingdom 262 26%
Mexico 36 4%
Canada 35 4%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 20 2%
Ireland 13 1%
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