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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.
19901,561151,102 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19911,584416,139 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,698239,191 Automatic For The People (56th)
by R.E.M.
19931,781253,200 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19941,944423,222 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,035324,453 The Bends (17th)
by Radiohead
19962,173261,674 Pinkerton (99th)
by Weezer
19972,221411,505 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,172281,761 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,396254,459 Ágætis Byrjun (64th)
by Sigur Rós
Total19,5653,016,705

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
444.

FilosofemNorway Burzum
Year of Release:1996Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1996:52Rank Score:862
Rank in 1990s444Overall Rank:2,088
Average Rating:  76/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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549.

Anthems To The Welkin At DuskNorway Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1997:51Rank Score:609
Rank in 1990s549Overall Rank:2,734
Average Rating:  73/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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620.

Hvis Lyset Tar OssNorway Burzum
Year of Release:1994Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1994:75Rank Score:527
Rank in 1990s620Overall Rank:3,065
Average Rating:  78/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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636.

De Mysteriis Dom SathanasNorway Mayhem
Year of Release:1994Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1994:78Rank Score:517
Rank in 1990s636Overall Rank:3,108
Average Rating:  78/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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664.

Timothy's MonsterNorway Motorpsycho
Year of Release:1994Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1994:87Rank Score:484
Rank in 1990s664Overall Rank:3,255
Average Rating:  75/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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678.

Bergtatt – Et eeventyr i 5 capitlerNorway Ulver
Year of Release:1995Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1995:80Rank Score:467
Rank in 1990s678Overall Rank:3,329
Average Rating:  77/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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682.

13 HumlerNorway Vamp
Year of Release:1996Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1996:74Rank Score:466
Rank in 1990s682Overall Rank:3,341
Average Rating:  72/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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730.

In The Nightside EclipseNorway Emperor
Year of Release:1994Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1994:93Rank Score:419
Rank in 1990s730Overall Rank:3,629
Average Rating:  78/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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847.

Transilvanian HungerNorway Darkthrone
Year of Release:1994Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1994:111Rank Score:352
Rank in 1990s847Overall Rank:4,183
Average Rating:  77/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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856.

Memorial BeachNorway a-ha
Year of Release:1993Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1993:85Rank Score:347
Rank in 1990s856Overall Rank:4,229
Average Rating:  70/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 78 8%
1992 101 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 131 13%
1995 111 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 99 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 84 8%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 560 56%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Canada 32 3%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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