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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 30,000 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.
19901,625160,751 Violator (130th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,648432,469 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19921,777251,253 Automatic For The People (55th)
by R.E.M.
19931,848266,294 In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,054442,209 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,147339,104 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,275273,953 Pinkerton (103rd)
by Weezer
19972,310432,447 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,273295,533 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,503267,504 Ágætis Byrjun (62nd)
by Sigur Rós
Total20,4603,161,518

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
57.

Jagged Little PillCanada Alanis Morissette
Year of Release:1995Appears in:460 charts
Rank in 1995:5Rank Score:8,642
Rank in 1990s57Overall Rank:289
Average Rating:  75/100 (712 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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60.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:397 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:8,300
Rank in 1990s60Overall Rank:304
Average Rating:  84/100 (472 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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174.

Slow Riot for New Zerø KanadaCanada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1999Appears in:153 charts
Rank in 1999:21Rank Score:2,706
Rank in 1990s174Overall Rank:826
Average Rating:  84/100 (255 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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245.

Supposed Former Infatuation JunkieCanada Alanis Morissette
Year of Release:1998Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 1998:28Rank Score:1,903
Rank in 1990s245Overall Rank:1,135
Average Rating:  72/100 (146 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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250.

Harvest MoonCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1992Appears in:178 charts
Rank in 1992:22Rank Score:1,858
Rank in 1990s250Overall Rank:1,156
Average Rating:  77/100 (309 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Fully CompletelyCanada The Tragically Hip
Year of Release:1992Appears in:89 charts
Rank in 1992:26Rank Score:1,676
Rank in 1990s274Overall Rank:1,252
Average Rating:  78/100 (84 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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285.

Ragged GloryCanada Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1990Appears in:164 charts
Rank in 1990:19Rank Score:1,599
Rank in 1990s285Overall Rank:1,300
Average Rating:  78/100 (223 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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399.

Come On OverCanada Shania Twain
Year of Release:1997Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 1997:40Rank Score:1,048
Rank in 1990s399Overall Rank:1,862
Average Rating:  65/100 (103 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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426.

Fumbling Towards EcstasyCanada Sarah McLachlan
Year of Release:1993Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 1993:41Rank Score:962
Rank in 1990s426Overall Rank:2,010
Average Rating:  77/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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436.

The FutureCanada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:1992Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 1992:41Rank Score:927
Rank in 1990s436Overall Rank:2,060
Average Rating:  76/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 81 8%
1991 79 8%
1992 104 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 129 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 111 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 87 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 556 56%
United Kingdom 260 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 30 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Ireland 16 2%
Norway 15 2%
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