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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.
19901,560151,105 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19911,584415,655 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,698238,813 Automatic For The People (56th)
by R.E.M.
19931,782253,030 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19941,942422,566 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,033323,862 The Bends (17th)
by Radiohead
19962,171261,397 Pinkerton (99th)
by Weezer
19972,217410,730 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,170281,329 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,393254,120 Ágætis Byrjun (64th)
by Sigur Rós
Total19,5503,012,606

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
27.

ViolatorUnited Kingdom Depeche Mode
Year of Release:1990Appears in:674 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:16,736
Rank in 1990s27Overall Rank:132
Average Rating:  83/100 (809 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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69.

Heaven Or Las VegasUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1990Appears in:331 charts
Rank in 1990:2Rank Score:6,391
Rank in 1990s69Overall Rank:356
Average Rating:  81/100 (356 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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72.

NowhereUnited Kingdom Ride
Year of Release:1990Appears in:340 charts
Rank in 1990:3Rank Score:6,181
Rank in 1990s72Overall Rank:368
Average Rating:  82/100 (398 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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75.

BossanovaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1990Appears in:348 charts
Rank in 1990:4Rank Score:5,876
Rank in 1990s75Overall Rank:385
Average Rating:  79/100 (558 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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83.

Rust In PeaceUnited States Megadeth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:235 charts
Rank in 1990:5Rank Score:5,195
Rank in 1990s83Overall Rank:431
Average Rating:  79/100 (416 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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96.

GooUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:311 charts
Rank in 1990:6Rank Score:4,674
Rank in 1990s96Overall Rank:474
Average Rating:  80/100 (458 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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Ritual De Lo HabitualUnited States Jane's Addiction
Year of Release:1990Appears in:249 charts
Rank in 1990:7Rank Score:4,547
Rank in 1990s100Overall Rank:491
Average Rating:  77/100 (331 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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129.

Fear Of A Black PlanetUnited States Public Enemy
Year of Release:1990Appears in:248 charts
Rank in 1990:8Rank Score:3,504
Rank in 1990s129Overall Rank:620
Average Rating:  79/100 (293 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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133.

The La'sUnited Kingdom The La's
Year of Release:1990Appears in:235 charts
Rank in 1990:9Rank Score:3,318
Rank in 1990s133Overall Rank:648
Average Rating:  77/100 (277 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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139.

RepeaterUnited States Fugazi
Year of Release:1990Appears in:217 charts
Rank in 1990:10Rank Score:3,256
Rank in 1990s139Overall Rank:662
Average Rating:  81/100 (264 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 78 8%
1992 101 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 131 13%
1995 111 11%
1996 114 11%
1997 99 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 84 8%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Suede 5 1%
Ween 5 1%
Green Day 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 561 56%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Canada 32 3%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 17 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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