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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 30,000 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.
19901,625160,653 Violator (130th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,649431,874 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19921,777251,044 Automatic For The People (55th)
by R.E.M.
19931,848266,485 In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,054441,896 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,147339,051 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,275273,711 Pinkerton (103rd)
by Weezer
19972,310432,447 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,275295,650 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,504267,427 Ágætis Byrjun (62nd)
by Sigur Rós
Total20,4643,160,238

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
76.

The Boatman's CallAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1997Appears in:349 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:6,211
Rank in 1990s76Overall Rank:391
Average Rating:  81/100 (413 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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105.

Let Love InAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1994Appears in:262 charts
Rank in 1994:19Rank Score:4,362
Rank in 1990s105Overall Rank:534
Average Rating:  81/100 (275 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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122.

Murder BalladsAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1996Appears in:233 charts
Rank in 1996:11Rank Score:3,880
Rank in 1990s122Overall Rank:593
Average Rating:  80/100 (305 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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224.

WoodfaceAustralia Crowded House
Year of Release:1991Appears in:180 charts
Rank in 1991:23Rank Score:2,182
Rank in 1990s224Overall Rank:1,009
Average Rating:  76/100 (194 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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239.

Ocean SongsAustralia Dirty Three
Year of Release:1998Appears in:119 charts
Rank in 1998:26Rank Score:2,020
Rank in 1990s239Overall Rank:1,086
Average Rating:  76/100 (130 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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257.

The Good SonAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1990Appears in:176 charts
Rank in 1990:17Rank Score:1,824
Rank in 1990s257Overall Rank:1,176
Average Rating:  81/100 (224 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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322.

Henry`s DreamAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1992Appears in:126 charts
Rank in 1992:35Rank Score:1,365
Rank in 1990s322Overall Rank:1,489
Average Rating:  78/100 (147 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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360.

Together AloneAustralia Crowded House
Year of Release:1993Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1993:30Rank Score:1,185
Rank in 1990s360Overall Rank:1,672
Average Rating:  74/100 (93 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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408.

Blue Sky MiningAustralia Midnight Oil
Year of Release:1990Appears in:75 charts
Rank in 1990:34Rank Score:1,011
Rank in 1990s408Overall Rank:1,934
Average Rating:  72/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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430.

Teenage Snuff FilmAustralia Rowland S. Howard
Year of Release:1999Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1999:42Rank Score:949
Rank in 1990s430Overall Rank:2,031
Average Rating:  79/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 81 8%
1991 79 8%
1992 104 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 129 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 113 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 86 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 556 56%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 30 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Ireland 16 2%
Norway 16 2%
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