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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.
19901,037104,335 Violator (134th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,082314,406 Nevermind (6th)
by Nirvana
19921,131174,448 Automatic For The People (46th)
by R.E.M.
19931,259182,090 In Utero (44th)
by Nirvana
19941,342306,826 Grace (41st)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,336241,131 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,447184,159 Pinkerton (105th)
by Weezer
19971,485295,242 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,419204,540 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,544184,145 Ágætis Byrjun [Agaetis Byrjun] (69th)
by Sigur Rós
Total13,0822,191,322

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.

Billy BreathesUnited States Phish
Year of Release:1996Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1996:68Rank Score:369
Rank in 1990s671Overall Rank:3,064
Average Rating: 74/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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672.

Times Of GraceUnited States Neurosis
Year of Release:1999Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1999:66Rank Score:366
Rank in 1990s672Overall Rank:3,075
Average Rating: 78/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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673.

Phil Spector, Back to Mono (1958 - 1969)
Compilation
Mixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1991Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1991:55Rank Score:366
Rank in 1990s673Overall Rank:3,079
Average Rating: 72/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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674.

Come To DaddyUnited Kingdom Aphex Twin
Year of Release:1997Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1997:66Rank Score:365
Rank in 1990s674Overall Rank:3,080
Average Rating: 77/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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675.

Some FriendlyUnited Kingdom The Charlatans
Year of Release:1990Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1990:57Rank Score:365
Rank in 1990s675Overall Rank:3,082
Average Rating: 72/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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676.

StooshUnited Kingdom Skunk Anansie
Year of Release:1996Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1996:69Rank Score:363
Rank in 1990s676Overall Rank:3,090
Average Rating: 72/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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677.

janet.United States Janet Jackson
Year of Release:1993Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1993:65Rank Score:363
Rank in 1990s677Overall Rank:3,091
Average Rating: 66/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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678.

MercuryUnited States American Music Club
Year of Release:1993Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1993:66Rank Score:363
Rank in 1990s678Overall Rank:3,094
Average Rating: 74/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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679.

Love SymbolUnited States Prince & The New Power Generation
Year of Release:1992Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1992:69Rank Score:363
Rank in 1990s679Overall Rank:3,095
Average Rating: 72/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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680.

Secret SamadhiUnited States Live
Year of Release:1997Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1997:67Rank Score:363
Rank in 1990s680Overall Rank:3,097
Average Rating: 73/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 76 8%
1991 87 9%
1992 97 10%
1993 98 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 112 11%
1996 108 11%
1997 106 11%
1998 98 10%
1999 92 9%
Artist Albums %


Ween 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 536 54%
United Kingdom 263 26%
Canada 36 4%
Mexico 32 3%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Ireland 12 1%
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