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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 27,000 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.
19901,512147,732 Violator (136th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,535406,300 Nevermind (8th)
by Nirvana
19921,651233,388 Automatic For The People (56th)
by R.E.M.
19931,734246,776 In Utero (51st)
by Nirvana
19941,890413,948 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,963318,316 The Bends (16th)
by Radiohead
19962,098255,780 Pinkerton (97th)
by Weezer
19972,167401,781 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,102275,728 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,333250,666 Ágætis Byrjun (65th)
by Sigur Rós
Total18,9852,950,415

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
56.

Jagged Little PillCanada Alanis Morissette
Year of Release:1995Appears in:421 charts
Rank in 1995:5Rank Score:8,339
Rank in 1990s56Overall Rank:274
Average Rating:  75/100 (659 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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64.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:344 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:6,704
Rank in 1990s64Overall Rank:339
Average Rating:  84/100 (420 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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201.

Slow Riot for New Zerø KanadaCanada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1999Appears in:134 charts
Rank in 1999:24Rank Score:2,249
Rank in 1990s201Overall Rank:902
Average Rating:  83/100 (223 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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237.

Supposed Former Infatuation JunkieCanada Alanis Morissette
Year of Release:1998Appears in:90 charts
Rank in 1998:27Rank Score:1,928
Rank in 1990s237Overall Rank:1,043
Average Rating:  71/100 (136 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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254.

Harvest MoonCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1992Appears in:151 charts
Rank in 1992:23Rank Score:1,771
Rank in 1990s254Overall Rank:1,133
Average Rating:  77/100 (273 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Fully CompletelyCanada The Tragically Hip
Year of Release:1992Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 1992:27Rank Score:1,538
Rank in 1990s277Overall Rank:1,266
Average Rating:  78/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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395.

Fumbling Towards EcstasyCanada Sarah McLachlan
Year of Release:1993Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 1993:36Rank Score:962
Rank in 1990s395Overall Rank:1,865
Average Rating:  77/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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428.

The FutureCanada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:1992Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1992:41Rank Score:874
Rank in 1990s428Overall Rank:2,018
Average Rating:  77/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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449.

Come On OverCanada Shania Twain
Year of Release:1997Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1997:40Rank Score:828
Rank in 1990s449Overall Rank:2,104
Average Rating:  64/100 (100 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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452.

SurfacingCanada Sarah McLachlan
Year of Release:1997Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1997:42Rank Score:823
Rank in 1990s452Overall Rank:2,116
Average Rating:  75/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 85 9%
1991 79 8%
1992 96 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 130 13%
1995 111 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 100 10%
1998 97 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 557 56%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Canada 33 3%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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