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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 30,000 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.
19901,625160,646 Violator (130th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,648431,967 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19921,777251,096 Automatic For The People (55th)
by R.E.M.
19931,848266,149 In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,054441,893 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,147339,056 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,275273,754 Pinkerton (103rd)
by Weezer
19972,310432,210 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,273295,295 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,503267,450 Ágætis Byrjun (62nd)
by Sigur Rós
Total20,4603,159,516

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
400.

Songs For DrellaMixed Nationality Lou Reed & John Cale
Year of Release:1990Appears in:94 charts
Rank in 1990:33Rank Score:1,047
Rank in 1990s400Overall Rank:1,869
Average Rating:  77/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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401.

Mermaid AvenueMixed Nationality Billy Bragg & Wilco
Year of Release:1998Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 1998:46Rank Score:1,044
Rank in 1990s401Overall Rank:1,877
Average Rating:  76/100 (115 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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699.

Breaking AtomsMixed Nationality Main Source
Year of Release:1991Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1991:55Rank Score:469
Rank in 1990s699Overall Rank:3,478
Average Rating:  79/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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715.

Well OiledMixed Nationality Hash Jar Tempo
Year of Release:1997Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1997:73Rank Score:462
Rank in 1990s715Overall Rank:3,526
Average Rating:  78/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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734.

Pulp FictionMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1994Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1994:93Rank Score:444
Rank in 1990s734Overall Rank:3,641
Average Rating:  80/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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790.

Henryk Górecki: Symphony No. 3Mixed Nationality David Zinman / Dawn Upshaw / London Sinfonietta
Year of Release:1992Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1992:76Rank Score:403
Rank in 1990s790Overall Rank:3,921
Average Rating:  79/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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848.

Talking TimbuktuMixed Nationality Ali Farka Toure With Ry Cooder
Year of Release:1994Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1994:112Rank Score:368
Rank in 1990s848Overall Rank:4,229
Average Rating:  76/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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872.

The Bodyguard (Original Soundtrack Album)Mixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1992Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1992:89Rank Score:358
Rank in 1990s872Overall Rank:4,322
Average Rating:  65/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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893.

Phil Spector, Back To Mono (1958-1969)
Compilation
Mixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1991Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1991:73Rank Score:347
Rank in 1990s893Overall Rank:4,431
Average Rating:  73/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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937.

Singles (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Mixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1992Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1992:96Rank Score:327
Rank in 1990s937Overall Rank:4,656
Average Rating:  76/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 81 8%
1991 79 8%
1992 104 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 129 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 113 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 86 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 556 56%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 30 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Ireland 16 2%
Norway 16 2%
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