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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.
19901,373132,653 Violator (131st)
by Depeche Mode
19911,400372,297 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,495211,345 Automatic For The People (49th)
by R.E.M.
19931,588224,984 In Utero (46th)
by Nirvana
19941,698376,832 Grace (43rd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,797294,134 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,908228,562 Pinkerton (97th)
by Weezer
19971,947361,875 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,900252,904 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,088224,776 Ágætis Byrjun (71st)
by Sigur Rós
Total17,1942,680,363

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

Pisces IscariotUnited States The Smashing Pumpkins
Year of Release:1994Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1994:80Rank Score:438
Rank in 1990s671Overall Rank:3,186
Average Rating:  76/100 (113 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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672.

The Last TemptationUnited States Alice Cooper
Year of Release:1994Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1994:81Rank Score:438
Rank in 1990s672Overall Rank:3,188
Average Rating:  73/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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673.

Well OiledMixed Nationality Hash Jar Tempo
Year of Release:1997Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1997:68Rank Score:437
Rank in 1990s673Overall Rank:3,206
Average Rating:  79/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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674.

GP / Grievous Angel
Compilation
United States Gram Parsons
Year of Release:1990Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1990:54Rank Score:436
Rank in 1990s674Overall Rank:3,214
Average Rating:  77/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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675.

The Sea And CakeUnited States The Sea And Cake
Year of Release:1994Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1994:82Rank Score:436
Rank in 1990s675Overall Rank:3,217
Average Rating:  79/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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676.

Sparkle And FadeUnited States Everclear
Year of Release:1995Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1995:80Rank Score:434
Rank in 1990s676Overall Rank:3,229
Average Rating:  75/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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677.

Star Time
Compilation
United States James Brown
Year of Release:1991Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1991:48Rank Score:433
Rank in 1990s677Overall Rank:3,231
Average Rating:  71/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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678.

Dear YouUnited States Jawbreaker
Year of Release:1995Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1995:81Rank Score:433
Rank in 1990s678Overall Rank:3,233
Average Rating:  73/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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679.

...And the Circus Leaves TownUnited States Kyuss
Year of Release:1995Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1995:82Rank Score:433
Rank in 1990s679Overall Rank:3,234
Average Rating:  76/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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680.

BeasterUnited States Sugar
Year of Release:1993Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1993:69Rank Score:431
Rank in 1990s680Overall Rank:3,243
Average Rating:  74/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 84 8%
1991 80 8%
1992 101 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 111 11%
1996 113 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 100 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Green Day 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 558 56%
United Kingdom 264 26%
Canada 37 4%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 14 1%
Mixed Nationality 12 1%
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