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Year of Release:
1997
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107,899
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1998
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55,799
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Year of Release:
1991
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55,715
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1995
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46,494
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1991
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42,564
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1991
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25,505
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1995
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24,949
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1993
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24,498
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1993
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24,104
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1992
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23,789
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Total albums: 1,840. Page 1 of 184

Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 2 0%
1950s 268 3%
1960s 686 7%
1970s 1,519 15%
1980s 1,474 15%
1990s 1,841 18%
2000s 2,058 21%
2010s 2,149 21%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 38 0%
The Rolling Stones 35 0%
David Bowie 31 0%
The Beatles 29 0%
Various Artists 28 0%
Miles Davis 24 0%
Neil Young 23 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5,011 50%
United Kingdom 2,612 26%
Canada 442 4%
Mixed Nationality 270 3%
Australia 227 2%
Germany 183 2%
Sweden 157 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,701 97%
Yes 299 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,863 99%
Yes 137 1%
Best Albums of the 1990s
1. OK Computer by Radiohead
2. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
3. Nevermind by Nirvana
4. The Bends by Radiohead
5. Loveless by My Bloody Valentine
6. Ten by Pearl Jam
7. (What's The Story) Morning Glory? by Oasis
8. Siamese Dream by The Smashing Pumpkins
9. In Utero by Nirvana
10. Automatic For The People by R.E.M.
11. Grace by Jeff Buckley
12. Ágætis Byrjun by Sigur Rós
13. Weezer (The Blue Album) by Weezer
14. Illmatic by Nas
15. Dummy by Portishead
16. Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness by The Smashing Pumpkins
17. Spiderland by Slint
18. Pinkerton by Weezer
19. Definitely Maybe by Oasis
20. The Soft Bulletin by The Flaming Lips
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