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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 38,000 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.
19902,052185,407 Violator (131st)
by Depeche Mode
19912,078480,380 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,172280,115 Automatic For The People (58th)
by R.E.M.
19932,223302,833 In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,383492,501 Grace (50th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,458372,298 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,651304,886 Pinkerton (100th)
by Weezer
19972,674479,333 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,651326,911 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,896297,090 Ágætis Byrjun (65th)
by Sigur Rós
Total24,2383,521,754

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
59.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:465 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:9,337
Rank in 1990s59Overall Rank:310
Average Rating:  84/100 (571 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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62.

Jagged Little PillCanada Alanis Morissette
Year of Release:1995Appears in:531 charts
Rank in 1995:6Rank Score:9,062
Rank in 1990s62Overall Rank:318
Average Rating:  76/100 (801 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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167.

Slow Riot For New Zerø KanadaCanada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1999Appears in:190 charts
Rank in 1999:22Rank Score:3,100
Rank in 1990s167Overall Rank:818
Average Rating:  84/100 (304 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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241.

Harvest MoonCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1992Appears in:223 charts
Rank in 1992:21Rank Score:2,132
Rank in 1990s241Overall Rank:1,159
Average Rating:  78/100 (376 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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253.

Supposed Former Infatuation JunkieCanada Alanis Morissette
Year of Release:1998Appears in:118 charts
Rank in 1998:30Rank Score:2,011
Rank in 1990s253Overall Rank:1,209
Average Rating:  71/100 (171 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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292.

Ragged GloryCanada Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1990Appears in:189 charts
Rank in 1990:20Rank Score:1,721
Rank in 1990s292Overall Rank:1,366
Average Rating:  77/100 (270 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Fully CompletelyCanada The Tragically Hip
Year of Release:1992Appears in:109 charts
Rank in 1992:33Rank Score:1,703
Rank in 1990s298Overall Rank:1,382
Average Rating:  77/100 (108 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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437.

Fumbling Towards EcstasyCanada Sarah McLachlan
Year of Release:1993Appears in:92 charts
Rank in 1993:43Rank Score:1,001
Rank in 1990s437Overall Rank:2,172
Average Rating:  76/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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453.

The FutureCanada Leonard Cohen
Year of Release:1992Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 1992:45Rank Score:955
Rank in 1990s453Overall Rank:2,250
Average Rating:  76/100 (116 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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483.

Come On OverCanada Shania Twain
Year of Release:1997Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 1997:46Rank Score:873
Rank in 1990s483Overall Rank:2,396
Average Rating:  64/100 (120 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 84 8%
1991 86 9%
1992 99 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 109 11%
1996 108 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 100 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 551 55%
United Kingdom 258 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 13 1%
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