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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 27,000 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.
19901,512147,732 Violator (136th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,535406,300 Nevermind (8th)
by Nirvana
19921,651233,388 Automatic For The People (56th)
by R.E.M.
19931,734246,776 In Utero (51st)
by Nirvana
19941,890413,948 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,963318,316 The Bends (16th)
by Radiohead
19962,098255,780 Pinkerton (97th)
by Weezer
19972,167401,781 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,102275,728 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,333250,666 Ágætis Byrjun (65th)
by Sigur Rós
Total18,9852,950,415

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
28.

ViolatorUnited Kingdom Depeche Mode
Year of Release:1990Appears in:639 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:15,974
Rank in 1990s28Overall Rank:136
Average Rating:  83/100 (795 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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70.

Heaven Or Las VegasUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1990Appears in:309 charts
Rank in 1990:2Rank Score:6,174
Rank in 1990s70Overall Rank:359
Average Rating:  81/100 (340 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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72.

NowhereUnited Kingdom Ride
Year of Release:1990Appears in:328 charts
Rank in 1990:3Rank Score:6,087
Rank in 1990s72Overall Rank:364
Average Rating:  82/100 (384 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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74.

BossanovaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1990Appears in:340 charts
Rank in 1990:4Rank Score:5,795
Rank in 1990s74Overall Rank:379
Average Rating:  79/100 (543 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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87.

Rust In PeaceUnited States Megadeth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:235 charts
Rank in 1990:5Rank Score:4,999
Rank in 1990s87Overall Rank:437
Average Rating:  79/100 (407 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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96.

GooUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:305 charts
Rank in 1990:6Rank Score:4,520
Rank in 1990s96Overall Rank:478
Average Rating:  80/100 (452 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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97.


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Ritual De Lo HabitualUnited States Jane's Addiction
Year of Release:1990Appears in:245 charts
Rank in 1990:7Rank Score:4,504
Rank in 1990s97Overall Rank:481
Average Rating:  77/100 (321 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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124.

Fear Of A Black PlanetUnited States Public Enemy
Year of Release:1990Appears in:241 charts
Rank in 1990:8Rank Score:3,563
Rank in 1990s124Overall Rank:599
Average Rating:  79/100 (285 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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135.

The La'sUnited Kingdom The La's
Year of Release:1990Appears in:228 charts
Rank in 1990:9Rank Score:3,220
Rank in 1990s135Overall Rank:652
Average Rating:  77/100 (264 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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149.

RepeaterUnited States Fugazi
Year of Release:1990Appears in:207 charts
Rank in 1990:10Rank Score:2,940
Rank in 1990s149Overall Rank:712
Average Rating:  81/100 (253 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 85 9%
1991 79 8%
1992 96 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 130 13%
1995 111 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 100 10%
1998 97 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
Green Day 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 557 56%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Canada 33 3%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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