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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.
19901,569151,094 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19911,589416,530 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,699239,156 Automatic For The People (56th)
by R.E.M.
19931,781253,433 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19941,945423,920 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,036324,541 The Bends (17th)
by Radiohead
19962,174261,917 Pinkerton (99th)
by Weezer
19972,223411,546 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,185282,012 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,410254,669 Ágætis Byrjun (64th)
by Sigur Rós
Total19,6113,018,816

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
285.

Ragged GloryMixed Nationality Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1990Appears in:152 charts
Rank in 1990:18Rank Score:1,530
Rank in 1990s285Overall Rank:1,300
Average Rating:  77/100 (216 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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384.

Songs For DrellaMixed Nationality Lou Reed & John Cale
Year of Release:1990Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 1990:31Rank Score:1,029
Rank in 1990s384Overall Rank:1,805
Average Rating:  77/100 (77 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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389.

Mermaid AvenueMixed Nationality Billy Bragg & Wilco
Year of Release:1998Appears in:100 charts
Rank in 1998:46Rank Score:1,019
Rank in 1990s389Overall Rank:1,818
Average Rating:  76/100 (110 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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504.

WeldMixed Nationality Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1991Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 1991:39Rank Score:710
Rank in 1990s504Overall Rank:2,436
Average Rating:  76/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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564.

Sleeps With AngelsMixed Nationality Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1994Appears in:75 charts
Rank in 1994:69Rank Score:585
Rank in 1990s564Overall Rank:2,817
Average Rating:  75/100 (122 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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719.

Pulp FictionMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1994Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1994:90Rank Score:431
Rank in 1990s719Overall Rank:3,552
Average Rating:  80/100 (91 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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761.

Breaking AtomsMixed Nationality Main Source
Year of Release:1991Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1991:59Rank Score:396
Rank in 1990s761Overall Rank:3,796
Average Rating:  79/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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798.

Well OiledMixed Nationality Hash Jar Tempo
Year of Release:1997Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1997:80Rank Score:376
Rank in 1990s798Overall Rank:3,965
Average Rating:  78/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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849.

Talking TimbuktuMixed Nationality Ali Farka Toure With Ry Cooder
Year of Release:1994Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1994:113Rank Score:352
Rank in 1990s849Overall Rank:4,186
Average Rating:  76/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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865.

Phil Spector, Back To Mono (1958-1969)
Compilation
Mixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1991Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1991:70Rank Score:343
Rank in 1990s865Overall Rank:4,274
Average Rating:  73/100 (89 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 78 8%
1992 102 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 131 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 99 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 84 8%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 561 56%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Canada 31 3%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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