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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 36,000 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.
19902,007183,008 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19912,021475,787 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,089276,585 Automatic For The People (57th)
by R.E.M.
19932,121298,249 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19942,323485,977 Grace (49th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,392368,746 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,574301,519 Pinkerton (100th)
by Weezer
19972,604472,273 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,572322,888 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,807294,841 Ágætis Byrjun (66th)
by Sigur Rós
Total23,5103,479,873

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
409.

FilosofemNorway Burzum
Year of Release:1996Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 1996:45Rank Score:1,100
Rank in 1990s409Overall Rank:1,990
Average Rating:  75/100 (134 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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581.

Anthems To The Welkin At DuskNorway Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1997:53Rank Score:644
Rank in 1990s581Overall Rank:2,978
Average Rating:  73/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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606.

De Mysteriis Dom SathanasNorway Mayhem
Year of Release:1994Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1994:76Rank Score:611
Rank in 1990s606Overall Rank:3,098
Average Rating:  77/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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620.

Hvis Lyset Tar OssNorway Burzum
Year of Release:1994Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1994:80Rank Score:601
Rank in 1990s620Overall Rank:3,147
Average Rating:  77/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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661.

Bergtatt - Et Eventyr I 5 CapitlerNorway Ulver
Year of Release:1995Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1995:75Rank Score:559
Rank in 1990s661Overall Rank:3,346
Average Rating:  77/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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670.

Timothy's MonsterNorway Motorpsycho
Year of Release:1994Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1994:86Rank Score:549
Rank in 1990s670Overall Rank:3,393
Average Rating:  75/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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699.

In The Nightside EclipseNorway Emperor
Year of Release:1994Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1994:91Rank Score:526
Rank in 1990s699Overall Rank:3,518
Average Rating:  76/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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782.

Apocalypse DudesNorway Turbonegro
Year of Release:1998Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1998:80Rank Score:450
Rank in 1990s782Overall Rank:3,956
Average Rating:  74/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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802.

SubstrataNorway Biosphere
Year of Release:1997Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1997:80Rank Score:433
Rank in 1990s802Overall Rank:4,101
Average Rating:  76/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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889.

East Of The Sun, West Of The MoonNorway a-ha
Year of Release:1990Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1990:76Rank Score:376
Rank in 1990s889Overall Rank:4,584
Average Rating:  68/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 85 9%
1991 84 8%
1992 102 10%
1993 98 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 111 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 99 10%
1999 86 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 552 55%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Canada 35 4%
Australia 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 14 1%
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