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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 28,000 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.
19901,560151,159 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19911,582415,807 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,696238,964 Automatic For The People (56th)
by R.E.M.
19931,782253,114 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19941,942422,554 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,032323,996 The Bends (17th)
by Radiohead
19962,171261,719 Pinkerton (99th)
by Weezer
19972,217410,879 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,170281,549 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,393254,110 Ágætis Byrjun (64th)
by Sigur Rós
Total19,5453,013,850

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, Oasis, The Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, My Bloody Valentine, Weezer, R.E.M. and Jeff Buckley.
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RankAlbumArtist
58.

Selected Ambient Works 85-92United Kingdom Aphex Twin
Year of Release:1992Appears in:387 charts
Rank in 1992:5Rank Score:8,096
Rank in 1990s58Overall Rank:294
Average Rating:  83/100 (462 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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141.

Richard D. James AlbumUnited Kingdom Aphex Twin
Year of Release:1996Appears in:187 charts
Rank in 1996:14Rank Score:3,188
Rank in 1990s141Overall Rank:674
Average Rating:  79/100 (279 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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215.

Selected Ambient Works Volume IIUnited Kingdom Aphex Twin
Year of Release:1994Appears in:135 charts
Rank in 1994:33Rank Score:2,167
Rank in 1990s215Overall Rank:959
Average Rating:  79/100 (180 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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659.

...I Care Because You DoUnited Kingdom Aphex Twin
Year of Release:1995Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1995:74Rank Score:488
Rank in 1990s659Overall Rank:3,238
Average Rating:  77/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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948.

Come To DaddyUnited Kingdom Aphex Twin
Year of Release:1997Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1997:92Rank Score:303
Rank in 1990s948Overall Rank:4,700
Average Rating:  77/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 78 8%
1992 101 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 131 13%
1995 111 11%
1996 114 11%
1997 99 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 84 8%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Pavement 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
Ween 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 561 56%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Canada 32 3%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 17 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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