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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 35,000 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.
19901,953180,784 Violator (129th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,967471,294 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19921,991272,856 Automatic For The People (58th)
by R.E.M.
19932,069294,616 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19942,276479,980 Grace (48th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,344365,473 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,517297,023 Pinkerton (102nd)
by Weezer
19972,544468,299 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,515318,310 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,740290,363 Ágætis Byrjun (66th)
by Sigur Rós
Total22,9163,438,999

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:840 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:19,707
Rank in 1990s27Overall Rank:129
Average Rating:  83/100 (977 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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59.

Heaven Or Las VegasUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1990Appears in:468 charts
Rank in 1990:2Rank Score:9,142
Rank in 1990s59Overall Rank:306
Average Rating:  82/100 (478 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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68.

NowhereUnited Kingdom Ride
Year of Release:1990Appears in:427 charts
Rank in 1990:3Rank Score:7,490
Rank in 1990s68Overall Rank:360
Average Rating:  81/100 (493 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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75.

BossanovaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1990Appears in:417 charts
Rank in 1990:4Rank Score:6,715
Rank in 1990s75Overall Rank:392
Average Rating:  79/100 (680 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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80.

Rust In PeaceUnited States Megadeth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:297 charts
Rank in 1990:5Rank Score:6,385
Rank in 1990s80Overall Rank:405
Average Rating:  79/100 (509 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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92.

GooUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:406 charts
Rank in 1990:6Rank Score:5,431
Rank in 1990s92Overall Rank:472
Average Rating:  80/100 (549 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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Ritual De Lo HabitualUnited States Jane's Addiction
Year of Release:1990Appears in:310 charts
Rank in 1990:7Rank Score:5,317
Rank in 1990s95Overall Rank:486
Average Rating:  77/100 (380 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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119.

RepeaterUnited States Fugazi
Year of Release:1990Appears in:278 charts
Rank in 1990:8Rank Score:4,241
Rank in 1990s119Overall Rank:591
Average Rating:  82/100 (323 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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132.

Fear Of A Black PlanetUnited States Public Enemy
Year of Release:1990Appears in:309 charts
Rank in 1990:9Rank Score:3,916
Rank in 1990s132Overall Rank:637
Average Rating:  79/100 (352 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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134.

The La'sUnited Kingdom The La's
Year of Release:1990Appears in:284 charts
Rank in 1990:10Rank Score:3,848
Rank in 1990s134Overall Rank:647
Average Rating:  77/100 (325 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 84 8%
1991 84 8%
1992 104 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 108 11%
1997 99 10%
1998 100 10%
1999 86 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Ween 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 551 55%
United Kingdom 260 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 14 1%
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