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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.
19902,007183,008 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19912,021475,787 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,089276,585 Automatic For The People (57th)
by R.E.M.
19932,121298,249 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19942,323485,977 Grace (49th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,392368,746 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,574301,519 Pinkerton (100th)
by Weezer
19972,604472,273 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,572322,888 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,807294,841 Ágætis Byrjun (66th)
by Sigur Rós
Total23,5103,479,873

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
74.

The Boatman's CallAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1997Appears in:401 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:7,066
Rank in 1990s74Overall Rank:382
Average Rating:  81/100 (494 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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106.

Let Love InAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1994Appears in:313 charts
Rank in 1994:19Rank Score:4,804
Rank in 1990s106Overall Rank:543
Average Rating:  81/100 (343 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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124.

Murder BalladsAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1996Appears in:276 charts
Rank in 1996:12Rank Score:4,224
Rank in 1990s124Overall Rank:606
Average Rating:  79/100 (354 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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214.

WoodfaceAustralia Crowded House
Year of Release:1991Appears in:206 charts
Rank in 1991:22Rank Score:2,413
Rank in 1990s214Overall Rank:1,015
Average Rating:  77/100 (218 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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228.

The Good SonAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1990Appears in:213 charts
Rank in 1990:14Rank Score:2,272
Rank in 1990s228Overall Rank:1,073
Average Rating:  81/100 (268 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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244.

Ocean SongsAustralia Dirty Three
Year of Release:1998Appears in:132 charts
Rank in 1998:27Rank Score:2,094
Rank in 1990s244Overall Rank:1,164
Average Rating:  76/100 (139 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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309.

Henry's DreamAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1992Appears in:157 charts
Rank in 1992:34Rank Score:1,617
Rank in 1990s309Overall Rank:1,435
Average Rating:  79/100 (178 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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361.

Together AloneAustralia Crowded House
Year of Release:1993Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 1993:27Rank Score:1,316
Rank in 1990s361Overall Rank:1,708
Average Rating:  74/100 (105 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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429.

Blue Sky MiningAustralia Midnight Oil
Year of Release:1990Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 1990:37Rank Score:1,025
Rank in 1990s429Overall Rank:2,098
Average Rating:  74/100 (100 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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444.

Teenage Snuff FilmAustralia Rowland S. Howard
Year of Release:1999Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1999:45Rank Score:970
Rank in 1990s444Overall Rank:2,197
Average Rating:  78/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 85 9%
1991 84 8%
1992 102 10%
1993 98 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%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Suede 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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