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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.
19902,072187,019 Violator (134th)
by Depeche Mode
19912,119483,933 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,208282,721 Automatic For The People (58th)
by R.E.M.
19932,277305,268 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19942,417495,753 Grace (50th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,507372,935 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,689307,896 Pinkerton (100th)
by Weezer
19972,703482,635 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,679329,272 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,928300,057 Ágætis Byrjun (65th)
by Sigur Rós
Total24,5993,547,488

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
5.

LovelessIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,770 charts
Rank in 1991:2Rank Score:65,476
Rank in 1990s5Overall Rank:25
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,972 votes)
Comments: 271 comments
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15.

Achtung BabyIreland U2
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,058 charts
Rank in 1991:4Rank Score:29,602
Rank in 1990s15Overall Rank:79
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,517 votes)
Comments: 123 comments
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211.

No Need To ArgueIreland The Cranberries
Year of Release:1994Appears in:200 charts
Rank in 1994:34Rank Score:2,599
Rank in 1990s211Overall Rank:972
Average Rating:  75/100 (267 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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237.

I Do Not Want What I Haven't GotIreland Sinéad O'Connor
Year of Release:1990Appears in:207 charts
Rank in 1990:15Rank Score:2,201
Rank in 1990s237Overall Rank:1,138
Average Rating:  74/100 (246 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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248.

ZooropaIreland U2
Year of Release:1993Appears in:203 charts
Rank in 1993:23Rank Score:2,076
Rank in 1990s248Overall Rank:1,192
Average Rating:  69/100 (503 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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367.

PopIreland U2
Year of Release:1997Appears in:153 charts
Rank in 1997:35Rank Score:1,316
Rank in 1990s367Overall Rank:1,743
Average Rating:  68/100 (354 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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393.

Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?Ireland The Cranberries
Year of Release:1993Appears in:156 charts
Rank in 1993:33Rank Score:1,187
Rank in 1990s393Overall Rank:1,901
Average Rating:  75/100 (184 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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612.

CasanovaIreland The Divine Comedy
Year of Release:1996Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1996:72Rank Score:608
Rank in 1990s612Overall Rank:3,174
Average Rating:  77/100 (78 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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652.

PromenadeIreland The Divine Comedy
Year of Release:1994Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1994:84Rank Score:576
Rank in 1990s652Overall Rank:3,330
Average Rating:  76/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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770.

To The Faithful DepartedIreland The Cranberries
Year of Release:1996Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1996:84Rank Score:469
Rank in 1990s770Overall Rank:3,897
Average Rating:  68/100 (96 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 84 8%
1992 100 10%
1993 103 10%
1994 127 13%
1995 108 11%
1996 108 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 100 10%
1999 87 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 544 54%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Canada 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Ireland 14 1%
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