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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 20,000 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.
19901,252120,524 Violator (138th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,271347,907 Nevermind (6th)
by Nirvana
19921,336194,421 Automatic For The People (48th)
by R.E.M.
19931,466206,605 In Utero (46th)
by Nirvana
19941,584345,000 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,625271,810 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,753207,332 Pinkerton (108th)
by Weezer
19971,804331,253 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,726231,767 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,891205,013 Ágætis Byrjun (71st)
by Sigur Rós
Total15,7082,461,632

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

Let Me Come OverUnited States Buffalo Tom
Year of Release:1992Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1992:70Rank Score:403
Rank in 1990s671Overall Rank:3,189
Average Rating:  75/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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672.

Live At Luther CollegeUnited States Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds
Year of Release:1999Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1999:62Rank Score:401
Rank in 1990s672Overall Rank:3,196
Average Rating:  75/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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673.

Death CertificateUnited States Ice Cube
Year of Release:1991Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1991:52Rank Score:399
Rank in 1990s673Overall Rank:3,203
Average Rating:  78/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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674.

Bedtime StoriesUnited States Madonna
Year of Release:1994Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1994:81Rank Score:398
Rank in 1990s674Overall Rank:3,208
Average Rating:  68/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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675.

The Globe SessionsUnited States Sheryl Crow
Year of Release:1998Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1998:71Rank Score:398
Rank in 1990s675Overall Rank:3,212
Average Rating:  70/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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676.

Remasters
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United Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1990Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1990:53Rank Score:396
Rank in 1990s676Overall Rank:3,221
Average Rating:  84/100 (124 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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677.

Somewhere Between Heaven And HellUnited States Social Distortion
Year of Release:1992Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1992:71Rank Score:395
Rank in 1990s677Overall Rank:3,226
Average Rating:  76/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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678.

AmeriKKKa's Most WantedUnited States Ice Cube
Year of Release:1990Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1990:54Rank Score:394
Rank in 1990s678Overall Rank:3,232
Average Rating:  76/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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679.

GordonCanada Barenaked Ladies
Year of Release:1992Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1992:72Rank Score:393
Rank in 1990s679Overall Rank:3,237
Average Rating:  69/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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680.

Timothy's MonsterNorway Motorpsycho
Year of Release:1994Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1994:82Rank Score:393
Rank in 1990s680Overall Rank:3,244
Average Rating:  76/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 83 8%
1991 79 8%
1992 100 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 127 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 111 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 101 10%
1999 88 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 550 55%
United Kingdom 270 27%
Canada 35 4%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 21 2%
Norway 15 2%
Ireland 12 1%
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