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Top 100 Music Albums of the 1990s by Tamthebam (2019)

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This is my 2nd favourite decade after the 70's.I was living in a different city during this decade (due to work commitments)and was earning more money so I was able to go mad at Tower Records every month and replace my vinyl collection with CD's. I did hold onto a lot of my vinyl and I am now very grateful that I did. Overall this was a great decade for all types of music great soul/RnB albums along with country/folk and indie music. I enjoy all types of music and for once in my life had the money to enable me to expand my collection. I played "O.K. Computer" and "Ray Of Light" with equal frequency, so make of that what you will!

Chart updated: 4 days ago (Created: 10/03/2013 18:27). Chart size: 100 albums.

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BaduizmUnited States Erykah Badu
If Billie Holiday was to come back & make a record this would be it. Erykah Badu has that special voice that leaves you wanting more. This again is a debut album that is ranked in my Top10 albums of all time. I never tire listening to this amazing album, On & On is one of the best tracks but my favourite track is Next Lifetime along with 4 Leaf Clover. But the whole album is full of great tracks with a Jazzy neo-soul feel and her amazing voice adds to the atmosphere.
(First added to chart: 12/04/2013)
Year of Release:1997Appears in:136 charts
Rank in 1997:34Rank Score:1,359
Rank in 1990s352Overall Rank:1,690
Average Rating:  77/100 (157 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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1. OutsideUnited Kingdom David Bowie
This to me sounds like the 4th chapter in the Low, heroes, Lodger era. That's not too surprising as Brian Eno is back on board as a writer and creator. The album should be listened to as a whole and to make it more cohesive I would skip the spoken tracks (5,10,15 & 18). There is an apocalyptic feel about the album similar to the Diamond Dogs project. It has an atmosphere and needs to be listened to 3 or 4 times for it all to sink in. A classic album from the 90's.
(First added to chart: 12/04/2013)
Year of Release:1995Appears in:126 charts
Rank in 1995:34Rank Score:1,422
Rank in 1990s336Overall Rank:1,610
Average Rating:  75/100 (250 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Ray Of LightUnited States Madonna
The most together/cohesive Madonna album. Full of atmosphere and great songs courtesy of William Orbit. Frozen, Skin the title track and To Have & Not To Hold being my faves. A wonderful album that deserves more recognition
(First added to chart: 12/04/2013)
Year of Release:1998Appears in:312 charts
Rank in 1998:8Rank Score:5,138
Rank in 1990s100Overall Rank:517
Average Rating:  73/100 (477 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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New Adventures In Hi-FiUnited States R.E.M.
Follow up to Monster this is R.E.M. at their best minimum fuss just straight forward rock music with touches of Automatic/monster/Life's Rich Pageant scattered around. Recorded after the Monster tour and written on the road it has a loose live feeling and all the tracks add up to make the whole album an experimental sound. Standout tracks E-bow the Letter, New Test Leper, Leave, Binky the Doormat & Electrolite. The remainder of the album is also good.
(First added to chart: 12/04/2013)
Year of Release:1996Appears in:252 charts
Rank in 1996:17Rank Score:3,613
Rank in 1990s146Overall Rank:709
Average Rating:  76/100 (439 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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OK ComputerUnited Kingdom Radiohead
A great album and still their best I listen to this every 3 or 4 months and it changes depending on how I feel I don't have a favourite track as it changes all the time. Haven't liked anything else they have done after this except In Rainbows & Moon Shaped Pool.
(First added to chart: 12/04/2013)
Year of Release:1997Appears in:3,701 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:197,896
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (4,564 votes)
Comments: 733 comments
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Supposed Former Infatuation JunkieCanada Alanis Morissette
A brilliant album almost like a book that you don't mind reading over & over again. This is not as immediate as J.L.P. you do have to listen to it numerous times as different tracks grow on you at different rates. The only criticism is that it could be a couple of tracks shorter maybe drop The Couch and the last track. Overall though it is an amazing journey of an album.
(First added to chart: 12/04/2013)
Year of Release:1998Appears in:118 charts
Rank in 1998:30Rank Score:2,010
Rank in 1990s253Overall Rank:1,212
Average Rating:  71/100 (173 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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DebutIceland Björk
An amazing debut album her unusual voice and choice of instruments was a revelation in 1993, every track is unique this album deserves more recognition Venus as A Boy, Big Time Sensuality & Come To Me are so different yet so amazing.
(First added to chart: 12/04/2013)
Year of Release:1993Appears in:564 charts
Rank in 1993:6Rank Score:7,975
Rank in 1990s66Overall Rank:354
Average Rating:  80/100 (784 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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Bedtime StoriesUnited States Madonna
Madonna's 2nd best album I.M.O. I really like the way the final few tracks blend into each other for the last 22 mins. Starting with Forbidden Love - Love Tried To Welcome Me - Sanctuary - Bedtime Story & Take A Bow a fantastic 5 track mini album with Madonna at her best singing about love/sex. The album also contains forgotten gems Survival, Secret and Inside Of Me.
(First added to chart: 12/04/2013)
Year of Release:1994Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1994:79Rank Score:603
Rank in 1990s615Overall Rank:3,167
Average Rating:  68/100 (130 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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AdoreUnited States The Smashing Pumpkins
I love this album, it has a dark atmosphere full of sadness. I love it when the songs on an album have a theme/concept. These songs are easy to listen to unlike the heavier sound normally associated with the Pumpkins, the listener can appreciate the despair felt by Crogan.
(First added to chart: 12/04/2013)
Year of Release:1998Appears in:251 charts
Rank in 1998:12Rank Score:3,607
Rank in 1990s147Overall Rank:711
Average Rating:  76/100 (423 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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GraceUnited States Jeff Buckley
An almost perfect debut album Grace will go down in history as one of the greatest debut albums of all time. Who knows if he would have ever bettered this. But this is what we are left with a great album and a fantastic band backing a guy with an amazing and moving voice. Mojo Pin, Grace, So Real & Lover You Should Have Come Over are masterpieces. Not as keen on the covers - Lilac Wine, Hallelujah & Corpus Christi Carol good versions but would have liked more of his own stuff. Dream Brother is a great ending to a great album. Another great artist taken far too soon.
(First added to chart: 12/04/2013)
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,385 charts
Rank in 1994:1Rank Score:41,826
Rank in 1990s8Overall Rank:49
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,586 votes)
Comments: 148 comments
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Top 100 Music Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 7 7%
1991 11 11%
1992 10 10%
1993 9 9%
1994 10 10%
1995 11 11%
1996 8 8%
1997 13 13%
1998 11 11%
1999 10 10%
Artist Albums %


R.E.M. 5 5%
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 4 4%
Björk 3 3%
Madonna 3 3%
Mariah Carey 3 3%
Alanis Morissette 2 2%
PJ Harvey 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 54 54%
United Kingdom 29 29%
Canada 6 6%
Australia 5 5%
Iceland 3 3%
Ireland 3 3%

Top 100 Music Albums of the 1990s chart changes

Biggest climbers
climbers Up 2 from 59th to 57th
Behaviour
by Pet Shop Boys
climbers Up 1 from 55th to 54th
Kylie Minogue
by Kylie Minogue
climbers Up 1 from 39th to 38th
Love Symbol
by Prince & The New Power Generation
Biggest fallers
fallers Down 1 from 35th to 36th
Daydream
by Mariah Carey
fallers Down 1 from 38th to 39th
The Big Picture
by Elton John
fallers Down 1 from 54th to 55th
Mary
by Mary J. Blige
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