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Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the greatest albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 37,000 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.
19902,037184,762 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19912,052479,276 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,133279,595 Automatic For The People (57th)
by R.E.M.
19932,186301,361 In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,358491,343 Grace (48th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,441371,628 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,617304,560 Pinkerton (99th)
by Weezer
19972,653477,554 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,624326,664 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,869296,673 Ágætis Byrjun (66th)
by Sigur Rós
Total23,9703,513,415

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:411 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:7,205
Rank in 1990s74Overall Rank:381
Average Rating:  81/100 (509 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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110.

Let Love InAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1994Appears in:318 charts
Rank in 1994:19Rank Score:4,727
Rank in 1990s110Overall Rank:556
Average Rating:  81/100 (356 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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123.

Murder BalladsAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1996Appears in:283 charts
Rank in 1996:12Rank Score:4,261
Rank in 1990s123Overall Rank:605
Average Rating:  79/100 (371 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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217.

WoodfaceAustralia Crowded House
Year of Release:1991Appears in:209 charts
Rank in 1991:22Rank Score:2,431
Rank in 1990s217Overall Rank:1,015
Average Rating:  77/100 (223 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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229.

The Good SonAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1990Appears in:216 charts
Rank in 1990:14Rank Score:2,268
Rank in 1990s229Overall Rank:1,091
Average Rating:  80/100 (277 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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246.

Ocean SongsAustralia Dirty Three
Year of Release:1998Appears in:134 charts
Rank in 1998:28Rank Score:2,079
Rank in 1990s246Overall Rank:1,177
Average Rating:  77/100 (141 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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312.

Henry's DreamAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1992Appears in:160 charts
Rank in 1992:35Rank Score:1,604
Rank in 1990s312Overall Rank:1,460
Average Rating:  79/100 (187 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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361.

Together AloneAustralia Crowded House
Year of Release:1993Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 1993:27Rank Score:1,326
Rank in 1990s361Overall Rank:1,715
Average Rating:  74/100 (111 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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430.

Blue Sky MiningAustralia Midnight Oil
Year of Release:1990Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 1990:36Rank Score:1,038
Rank in 1990s430Overall Rank:2,106
Average Rating:  74/100 (109 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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457.

Teenage Snuff FilmAustralia Rowland S. Howard
Year of Release:1999Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1999:45Rank Score:949
Rank in 1990s457Overall Rank:2,250
Average Rating:  77/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 85 9%
1992 101 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 110 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 99 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Ween 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 547 55%
United Kingdom 258 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 14 1%
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