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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 18,000 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.
19901,158112,870 Violator (131st)
by Depeche Mode
19911,191330,412 Nevermind (6th)
by Nirvana
19921,241183,848 Automatic For The People (46th)
by R.E.M.
19931,377194,204 In Utero (45th)
by Nirvana
19941,487325,109 Grace (41st)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,485255,516 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,615195,955 Pinkerton (109th)
by Weezer
19971,669312,330 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,591215,416 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,727190,881 Ágætis Byrjun (73rd)
by Sigur Rós
Total14,5412,316,541

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 Jeff Buckley.
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RankAlbumArtist
671.

Come To DaddyUnited Kingdom Aphex Twin
Year of Release:1997Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1997:69Rank Score:372
Rank in 1990s671Overall Rank:3,201
Average Rating:  77/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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672.

Fantastic PlanetUnited States Failure
Year of Release:1996Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1996:71Rank Score:372
Rank in 1990s672Overall Rank:3,203
Average Rating:  78/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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673.

Pure GuavaUnited States Ween
Year of Release:1992Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1992:71Rank Score:371
Rank in 1990s673Overall Rank:3,210
Average Rating:  74/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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674.

Adam & EveUnited Kingdom Catherine Wheel
Year of Release:1997Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1997:70Rank Score:370
Rank in 1990s674Overall Rank:3,216
Average Rating:  73/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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675.

In/Casino/OutUnited States At The Drive-In
Year of Release:1998Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1998:73Rank Score:369
Rank in 1990s675Overall Rank:3,225
Average Rating:  76/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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676.

D. I. Go PopUnited Kingdom Disco Inferno
Year of Release:1994Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1994:81Rank Score:364
Rank in 1990s676Overall Rank:3,249
Average Rating:  74/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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677.

Long SeasonJapan Fishmans
Year of Release:1996Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1996:72Rank Score:363
Rank in 1990s677Overall Rank:3,261
Average Rating:  77/100 (15 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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678.

Twin PeaksUnited States Angelo Badalamenti
Year of Release:1990Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1990:57Rank Score:362
Rank in 1990s678Overall Rank:3,264
Average Rating:  80/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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679.

Euphoria MorningUnited States Chris Cornell
Year of Release:1999Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1999:61Rank Score:362
Rank in 1990s679Overall Rank:3,265
Average Rating:  70/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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680.

The PodUnited States Ween
Year of Release:1991Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1991:52Rank Score:361
Rank in 1990s680Overall Rank:3,268
Average Rating:  74/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 83 8%
1991 83 8%
1992 100 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 124 12%
1995 113 11%
1996 108 11%
1997 104 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 87 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 548 55%
United Kingdom 271 27%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 21 2%
Ireland 14 1%
Norway 13 1%
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