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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
9.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:1,198 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:35,762
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:53
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,842 votes)
Comments: 125 comments
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11.

Siamese DreamUnited States The Smashing Pumpkins
Year of Release:1993Appears in:1,081 charts
Rank in 1993:2Rank Score:32,487
Rank in 1990s11Overall Rank:60
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,308 votes)
Comments: 110 comments
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26.

Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)United States Wu-Tang Clan
Year of Release:1993Appears in:665 charts
Rank in 1993:3Rank Score:18,989
Rank in 1990s26Overall Rank:125
Average Rating:  84/100 (802 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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44.

SouvlakiUnited Kingdom Slowdive
Year of Release:1993Appears in:544 charts
Rank in 1993:4Rank Score:13,365
Rank in 1990s44Overall Rank:183
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (553 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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52.

Vs.United States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1993Appears in:460 charts
Rank in 1993:5Rank Score:11,045
Rank in 1990s52Overall Rank:230
Average Rating:  79/100 (691 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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69.

August And Everything AfterUnited States Counting Crows
Year of Release:1993Appears in:289 charts
Rank in 1993:6Rank Score:6,647
Rank in 1990s69Overall Rank:362
Average Rating:  72/100 (423 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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74.

DebutIceland Björk
Year of Release:1993Appears in:453 charts
Rank in 1993:7Rank Score:6,298
Rank in 1990s74Overall Rank:382
Average Rating:  80/100 (629 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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86.

Midnight MaraudersUnited States A Tribe Called Quest
Year of Release:1993Appears in:301 charts
Rank in 1993:8Rank Score:5,569
Rank in 1990s86Overall Rank:430
Average Rating:  82/100 (361 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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107.

Modern Life is RubbishUnited Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:1993Appears in:266 charts
Rank in 1993:9Rank Score:4,288
Rank in 1990s107Overall Rank:541
Average Rating:  77/100 (473 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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116.

SuedeUnited Kingdom Suede
Year of Release:1993Appears in:237 charts
Rank in 1993:10Rank Score:4,022
Rank in 1990s116Overall Rank:569
Average Rating:  78/100 (327 votes)
Comments: 10 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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