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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 38,000 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.
19902,062186,215 Violator (136th)
by Depeche Mode
19912,100482,188 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,191281,906 Automatic For The People (58th)
by R.E.M.
19932,262303,946 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19942,399494,300 Grace (50th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,480372,512 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,672306,857 Pinkerton (100th)
by Weezer
19972,689481,601 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,665328,236 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,909299,203 Ágætis Byrjun (65th)
by Sigur Rós
Total24,4293,536,963

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
92.

GooUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:421 charts
Rank in 1990:6Rank Score:5,561
Rank in 1990s92Overall Rank:481
Average Rating:  80/100 (588 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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137.

DirtyUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1992Appears in:283 charts
Rank in 1992:10Rank Score:3,861
Rank in 1990s137Overall Rank:669
Average Rating:  79/100 (434 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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330.

Washing MachineUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1995Appears in:157 charts
Rank in 1995:32Rank Score:1,458
Rank in 1990s330Overall Rank:1,577
Average Rating:  78/100 (206 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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679.

Experimental Jet Set, Trash And No StarUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1994Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 1994:88Rank Score:547
Rank in 1990s679Overall Rank:3,453
Average Rating:  71/100 (150 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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753.

A Thousand LeavesUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1998Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1998:75Rank Score:478
Rank in 1990s753Overall Rank:3,824
Average Rating:  75/100 (124 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 85 9%
1991 85 9%
1992 100 10%
1993 103 10%
1994 127 13%
1995 108 11%
1996 108 11%
1997 99 10%
1998 100 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Green Day 5 1%
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 548 55%
United Kingdom 258 26%
Canada 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 18 2%
Ireland 13 1%
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