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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 16,000 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.
19901,029102,257 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19911,064311,126 Nevermind (6th)
by Nirvana
19921,120172,921 Automatic For The People (46th)
by R.E.M.
19931,241179,218 In Utero (44th)
by Nirvana
19941,330301,394 Grace (41st)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,316237,295 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,430181,989 Pinkerton (105th)
by Weezer
19971,461292,456 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,391202,655 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,520182,411 Ágætis Byrjun [Agaetis Byrjun] (70th)
by Sigur Rós
Total12,9022,163,722

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 Red Hot Chili Peppers.
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RankAlbumArtist
671.

BluesUnited States The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Year of Release:1994Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1994:83Rank Score:364
Rank in 1990s671Overall Rank:3,057
Average Rating: 77/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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672.

GoodUnited States Morphine
Year of Release:1992Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1992:70Rank Score:364
Rank in 1990s672Overall Rank:3,058
Average Rating: 76/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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673.

janet.United States Janet Jackson
Year of Release:1993Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1993:66Rank Score:363
Rank in 1990s673Overall Rank:3,062
Average Rating: 66/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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674.

The Velvet RopeUnited States Janet Jackson
Year of Release:1997Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1997:65Rank Score:363
Rank in 1990s674Overall Rank:3,066
Average Rating: 74/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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675.

StooshUnited Kingdom Skunk Anansie
Year of Release:1996Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1996:68Rank Score:363
Rank in 1990s675Overall Rank:3,068
Average Rating: 72/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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676.

Love SymbolUnited States Prince & The New Power Generation
Year of Release:1992Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1992:71Rank Score:362
Rank in 1990s676Overall Rank:3,071
Average Rating: 71/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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677.

Secret SamadhiUnited States Live
Year of Release:1997Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1997:66Rank Score:362
Rank in 1990s677Overall Rank:3,072
Average Rating: 73/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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678.

Peasants, Pigs & AstronautsUnited Kingdom Kula Shaker
Year of Release:1999Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1999:67Rank Score:362
Rank in 1990s678Overall Rank:3,074
Average Rating: 73/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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679.

No Prayer For The DyingUnited Kingdom Iron Maiden
Year of Release:1990Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1990:58Rank Score:362
Rank in 1990s679Overall Rank:3,075
Average Rating: 64/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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680.

Euphoria MorningUnited States Chris Cornell
Year of Release:1999Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1999:68Rank Score:361
Rank in 1990s680Overall Rank:3,078
Average Rating: 70/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 77 8%
1991 86 9%
1992 102 10%
1993 97 10%
1994 123 12%
1995 111 11%
1996 107 11%
1997 107 11%
1998 96 10%
1999 94 9%
Artist Albums %


Ween 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 535 54%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Canada 36 4%
Mexico 32 3%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 12 1%
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