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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 35,000 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.
19901,952180,802 Violator (129th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,967471,190 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19921,990272,553 Automatic For The People (57th)
by R.E.M.
19932,069294,310 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19942,276479,730 Grace (48th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,344365,223 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,518296,853 Pinkerton (102nd)
by Weezer
19972,545468,200 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,515318,286 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,740290,335 Ágætis Byrjun (66th)
by Sigur Rós
Total22,9163,437,482

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
60.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:447 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:9,021
Rank in 1990s60Overall Rank:311
Average Rating:  84/100 (540 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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61.

Jagged Little PillCanada Alanis Morissette
Year of Release:1995Appears in:519 charts
Rank in 1995:6Rank Score:8,924
Rank in 1990s61Overall Rank:314
Average Rating:  76/100 (776 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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172.

Slow Riot For New Zerø KanadaCanada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1999Appears in:176 charts
Rank in 1999:22Rank Score:2,971
Rank in 1990s172Overall Rank:828
Average Rating:  83/100 (283 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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244.

Harvest MoonCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1992Appears in:210 charts
Rank in 1992:22Rank Score:2,099
Rank in 1990s244Overall Rank:1,143
Average Rating:  78/100 (357 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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256.

Supposed Former Infatuation JunkieCanada Alanis Morissette
Year of Release:1998Appears in:111 charts
Rank in 1998:29Rank Score:1,940
Rank in 1990s256Overall Rank:1,208
Average Rating:  72/100 (163 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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290.

Ragged GloryCanada Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1990Appears in:182 charts
Rank in 1990:18Rank Score:1,683
Rank in 1990s290Overall Rank:1,348
Average Rating:  77/100 (259 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Fully CompletelyCanada The Tragically Hip
Year of Release:1992Appears in:101 charts
Rank in 1992:33Rank Score:1,659
Rank in 1990s296Overall Rank:1,368
Average Rating:  77/100 (102 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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435.

Fumbling Towards EcstasyCanada Sarah McLachlan
Year of Release:1993Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 1993:43Rank Score:982
Rank in 1990s435Overall Rank:2,126
Average Rating:  77/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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445.

Come On OverCanada Shania Twain
Year of Release:1997Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 1997:40Rank Score:958
Rank in 1990s445Overall Rank:2,175
Average Rating:  65/100 (113 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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460.

The FutureCanada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:1992Appears in:81 charts
Rank in 1992:45Rank Score:914
Rank in 1990s460Overall Rank:2,249
Average Rating:  76/100 (109 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 84 8%
1991 84 8%
1992 104 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 108 11%
1997 99 10%
1998 100 10%
1999 86 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 551 55%
United Kingdom 260 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 14 1%
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