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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.
19901,363131,955 Violator (130th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,395369,397 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,487208,826 Automatic For The People (49th)
by R.E.M.
19931,582222,669 In Utero (46th)
by Nirvana
19941,696373,377 Grace (43rd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,788291,497 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,902226,632 Pinkerton (97th)
by Weezer
19971,939358,183 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,892249,797 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,077222,343 Ágætis Byrjun (72nd)
by Sigur Rós
Total17,1212,654,675

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.

GP / Grievous Angel
Compilation
United States Gram Parsons
Year of Release:1990Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1990:55Rank Score:436
Rank in 1990s671Overall Rank:3,194
Average Rating:  77/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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672.

Dear YouUnited States Jawbreaker
Year of Release:1995Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1995:81Rank Score:435
Rank in 1990s672Overall Rank:3,200
Average Rating:  73/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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673.

Star Time
Compilation
United States James Brown
Year of Release:1991Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1991:49Rank Score:433
Rank in 1990s673Overall Rank:3,207
Average Rating:  72/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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674.

BeasterUnited States Sugar
Year of Release:1993Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1993:69Rank Score:431
Rank in 1990s674Overall Rank:3,221
Average Rating:  74/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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675.

...And the Circus Leaves TownUnited States Kyuss
Year of Release:1995Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1995:82Rank Score:431
Rank in 1990s675Overall Rank:3,222
Average Rating:  76/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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676.

D. I. Go PopUnited Kingdom Disco Inferno
Year of Release:1994Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1994:81Rank Score:431
Rank in 1990s676Overall Rank:3,223
Average Rating:  74/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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677.

IssuesUnited States Korn
Year of Release:1999Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1999:60Rank Score:430
Rank in 1990s677Overall Rank:3,226
Average Rating:  62/100 (78 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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678.

BluesUnited States The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Year of Release:1994Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1994:82Rank Score:429
Rank in 1990s678Overall Rank:3,233
Average Rating:  78/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Peggy SuicideUnited Kingdom Julian Cope
Year of Release:1991Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1991:50Rank Score:428
Rank in 1990s679Overall Rank:3,239
Average Rating:  77/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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680.

Fantastic PlanetUnited States Failure
Year of Release:1996Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1996:77Rank Score:428
Rank in 1990s680Overall Rank:3,240
Average Rating:  80/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 84 8%
1991 79 8%
1992 99 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 112 11%
1996 113 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 100 10%
1999 87 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Beck 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 558 56%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Canada 37 4%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 14 1%
Mixed Nationality 11 1%
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