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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.
19901,560151,159 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19911,582415,807 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,696238,964 Automatic For The People (56th)
by R.E.M.
19931,782253,114 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19941,942422,554 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,032323,996 The Bends (17th)
by Radiohead
19962,171261,719 Pinkerton (99th)
by Weezer
19972,217410,879 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,170281,549 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,393254,110 Ágætis Byrjun (64th)
by Sigur Rós
Total19,5453,013,850

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:432 charts
Rank in 1995:5Rank Score:8,579
Rank in 1990s56Overall Rank:271
Average Rating:  75/100 (681 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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60.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:362 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:7,461
Rank in 1990s60Overall Rank:316
Average Rating:  84/100 (434 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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189.

Slow Riot for New Zerø KanadaCanada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1999Appears in:138 charts
Rank in 1999:22Rank Score:2,389
Rank in 1990s189Overall Rank:868
Average Rating:  83/100 (232 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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242.

Supposed Former Infatuation JunkieCanada Alanis Morissette
Year of Release:1998Appears in:89 charts
Rank in 1998:28Rank Score:1,915
Rank in 1990s242Overall Rank:1,080
Average Rating:  71/100 (139 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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253.

Harvest MoonCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1992Appears in:157 charts
Rank in 1992:22Rank Score:1,800
Rank in 1990s253Overall Rank:1,133
Average Rating:  77/100 (285 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Fully CompletelyCanada The Tragically Hip
Year of Release:1992Appears in:81 charts
Rank in 1992:26Rank Score:1,658
Rank in 1990s269Overall Rank:1,209
Average Rating:  77/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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405.

Fumbling Towards EcstasyCanada Sarah McLachlan
Year of Release:1993Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1993:37Rank Score:965
Rank in 1990s405Overall Rank:1,895
Average Rating:  77/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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436.

The FutureCanada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:1992Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 1992:42Rank Score:886
Rank in 1990s436Overall Rank:2,040
Average Rating:  76/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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441.

Come On OverCanada Shania Twain
Year of Release:1997Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 1997:40Rank Score:868
Rank in 1990s441Overall Rank:2,073
Average Rating:  64/100 (102 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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457.

SurfacingCanada Sarah McLachlan
Year of Release:1997Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1997:41Rank Score:828
Rank in 1990s457Overall Rank:2,148
Average Rating:  75/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 78 8%
1992 101 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 131 13%
1995 111 11%
1996 114 11%
1997 99 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 84 8%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 561 56%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Canada 32 3%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 17 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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