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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.
19901,569151,201 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19911,592416,840 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,718239,590 Automatic For The People (56th)
by R.E.M.
19931,782253,665 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19941,945424,324 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,037324,938 The Bends (17th)
by Radiohead
19962,174262,160 Pinkerton (99th)
by Weezer
19972,224412,402 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,188282,349 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,412255,173 Ágætis Byrjun (63rd)
by Sigur Rós
Total19,6413,022,643

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
78.

The Boatman's CallAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1997Appears in:312 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:5,844
Rank in 1990s78Overall Rank:392
Average Rating:  81/100 (383 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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118.

Murder BalladsAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1996Appears in:219 charts
Rank in 1996:11Rank Score:3,771
Rank in 1990s118Overall Rank:571
Average Rating:  80/100 (291 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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122.

Let Love InAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1994Appears in:234 charts
Rank in 1994:21Rank Score:3,699
Rank in 1990s122Overall Rank:584
Average Rating:  81/100 (253 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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214.

WoodfaceAustralia Crowded House
Year of Release:1991Appears in:170 charts
Rank in 1991:22Rank Score:2,173
Rank in 1990s214Overall Rank:959
Average Rating:  76/100 (181 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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237.

Ocean SongsAustralia Dirty Three
Year of Release:1998Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 1998:26Rank Score:1,953
Rank in 1990s237Overall Rank:1,061
Average Rating:  76/100 (127 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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242.

The Good SonAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1990Appears in:162 charts
Rank in 1990:15Rank Score:1,919
Rank in 1990s242Overall Rank:1,080
Average Rating:  80/100 (212 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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304.

Henry`s DreamAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1992Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 1992:34Rank Score:1,390
Rank in 1990s304Overall Rank:1,401
Average Rating:  79/100 (138 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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345.

Together AloneAustralia Crowded House
Year of Release:1993Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1993:29Rank Score:1,171
Rank in 1990s345Overall Rank:1,612
Average Rating:  75/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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404.

Blue Sky MiningAustralia Midnight Oil
Year of Release:1990Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1990:34Rank Score:972
Rank in 1990s404Overall Rank:1,891
Average Rating:  74/100 (78 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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446.

Hourly, DailyAustralia You Am I
Year of Release:1996Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1996:52Rank Score:862
Rank in 1990s446Overall Rank:2,089
Average Rating:  72/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 78 8%
1992 102 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 131 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 114 11%
1997 99 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 84 8%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Beck 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 561 56%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Canada 31 3%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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