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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 36,000 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.
19902,007183,209 Violator (131st)
by Depeche Mode
19912,021476,011 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,089276,702 Automatic For The People (57th)
by R.E.M.
19932,121298,450 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19942,324486,154 Grace (48th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,392368,939 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,576301,711 Pinkerton (100th)
by Weezer
19972,604472,223 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,588323,170 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,826295,075 Ágætis Byrjun (66th)
by Sigur Rós
Total23,5483,481,643

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
95.

GooUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:415 charts
Rank in 1990:6Rank Score:5,449
Rank in 1990s95Overall Rank:485
Average Rating:  80/100 (567 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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136.

DirtyUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1992Appears in:274 charts
Rank in 1992:10Rank Score:3,873
Rank in 1990s136Overall Rank:655
Average Rating:  79/100 (413 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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328.

Washing MachineUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1995Appears in:152 charts
Rank in 1995:33Rank Score:1,464
Rank in 1990s328Overall Rank:1,554
Average Rating:  78/100 (197 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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690.

Experimental Jet Set, Trash And No StarUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1994Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 1994:88Rank Score:532
Rank in 1990s690Overall Rank:3,487
Average Rating:  71/100 (143 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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748.

A Thousand LeavesUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1998Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1998:74Rank Score:477
Rank in 1990s748Overall Rank:3,779
Average Rating:  75/100 (114 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 84 8%
1991 84 8%
1992 102 10%
1993 99 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 111 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 99 10%
1999 86 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
Ween 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 552 55%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Canada 35 4%
Australia 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 14 1%
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