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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.
19901,019101,005 Violator (136th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,055308,455 Nevermind (6th)
by Nirvana
19921,103172,015 Automatic For The People (46th)
by R.E.M.
19931,224176,865 In Utero (43rd)
by Nirvana
19941,313299,821 Grace (40th)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,300235,610 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,405180,479 Pinkerton (105th)
by Weezer
19971,443290,176 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,368200,302 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,488180,967 Ágætis Byrjun [Agaetis Byrjun] (70th)
by Sigur Rós
Total12,7182,145,695

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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671.

The Velvet RopeUnited States Janet Jackson
Year of Release:1997Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1997:65Rank Score:363
Rank in 1990s671Overall Rank:3,052
Average Rating: 74/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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672.

StooshUnited Kingdom Skunk Anansie
Year of Release:1996Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1996:69Rank Score:362
Rank in 1990s672Overall Rank:3,055
Average Rating: 72/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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673.

Love SymbolUnited States Prince & The New Power Generation
Year of Release:1992Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1992:69Rank Score:362
Rank in 1990s673Overall Rank:3,058
Average Rating: 72/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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674.

No Prayer For The DyingUnited Kingdom Iron Maiden
Year of Release:1990Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1990:58Rank Score:362
Rank in 1990s674Overall Rank:3,059
Average Rating: 64/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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675.

Euphoria MorningUnited States Chris Cornell
Year of Release:1999Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1999:66Rank Score:361
Rank in 1990s675Overall Rank:3,066
Average Rating: 70/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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676.

RubberneckUnited States The Toadies
Year of Release:1994Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1994:83Rank Score:361
Rank in 1990s676Overall Rank:3,067
Average Rating: 72/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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677.

Hvis Lyset Tar OssNorway Burzum
Year of Release:1994Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1994:84Rank Score:359
Rank in 1990s677Overall Rank:3,080
Average Rating: 73/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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678.

Road ApplesCanada The Tragically Hip
Year of Release:1991Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1991:52Rank Score:358
Rank in 1990s678Overall Rank:3,082
Average Rating: 71/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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679.

Burritos, Inspiration Point, Fork Balloon Sports, Cards In The Spokes, Automatic Biographies, Kites, Kung Fu, Trophies, Banana Peels We've Slipped On and Egg Shells We've Tippy Toed OverUnited States Cap'n Jazz
Year of Release:1994Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1994:85Rank Score:358
Rank in 1990s679Overall Rank:3,084
Average Rating: 75/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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680.

MeantimeUnited States Helmet
Year of Release:1992Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1992:70Rank Score:358
Rank in 1990s680Overall Rank:3,086
Average Rating: 76/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 77 8%
1991 85 9%
1992 102 10%
1993 99 10%
1994 124 12%
1995 111 11%
1996 106 11%
1997 106 11%
1998 97 10%
1999 93 9%
Artist Albums %


Ween 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 537 54%
United Kingdom 264 26%
Canada 36 4%
Mexico 31 3%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 12 1%
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