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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.
19901,512147,543 Violator (136th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,535406,036 Nevermind (8th)
by Nirvana
19921,651232,986 Automatic For The People (55th)
by R.E.M.
19931,732246,769 In Utero (51st)
by Nirvana
19941,887413,506 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,961317,873 The Bends (16th)
by Radiohead
19962,095255,259 Pinkerton (98th)
by Weezer
19972,168401,219 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,102275,643 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,331250,261 Ágætis Byrjun (64th)
by Sigur Rós
Total18,9742,947,096

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:1,096 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:34,320
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:51
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,702 votes)
Comments: 124 comments
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11.

Siamese DreamUnited States The Smashing Pumpkins
Year of Release:1993Appears in:981 charts
Rank in 1993:2Rank Score:30,230
Rank in 1990s11Overall Rank:60
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,214 votes)
Comments: 100 comments
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25.

Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)United States Wu-Tang Clan
Year of Release:1993Appears in:606 charts
Rank in 1993:3Rank Score:17,765
Rank in 1990s25Overall Rank:120
Average Rating:  84/100 (716 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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48.

SouvlakiUnited Kingdom Slowdive
Year of Release:1993Appears in:438 charts
Rank in 1993:4Rank Score:11,107
Rank in 1990s48Overall Rank:208
Average Rating:  84/100 (459 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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52.

Vs.United States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1993Appears in:407 charts
Rank in 1993:5Rank Score:10,249
Rank in 1990s52Overall Rank:227
Average Rating:  79/100 (631 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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68.

August And Everything AfterUnited States Counting Crows
Year of Release:1993Appears in:259 charts
Rank in 1993:6Rank Score:6,366
Rank in 1990s68Overall Rank:352
Average Rating:  72/100 (395 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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77.

DebutIceland Björk
Year of Release:1993Appears in:399 charts
Rank in 1993:7Rank Score:5,664
Rank in 1990s77Overall Rank:390
Average Rating:  80/100 (569 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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94.

Midnight MaraudersUnited States A Tribe Called Quest
Year of Release:1993Appears in:250 charts
Rank in 1993:8Rank Score:4,598
Rank in 1990s94Overall Rank:471
Average Rating:  82/100 (315 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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103.

Modern Life is RubbishUnited Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:1993Appears in:248 charts
Rank in 1993:9Rank Score:4,300
Rank in 1990s103Overall Rank:506
Average Rating:  77/100 (443 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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112.

SuedeUnited Kingdom Suede
Year of Release:1993Appears in:223 charts
Rank in 1993:10Rank Score:3,929
Rank in 1990s112Overall Rank:541
Average Rating:  78/100 (304 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 85 9%
1991 79 8%
1992 96 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 130 13%
1995 112 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 100 10%
1998 97 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 558 56%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Canada 32 3%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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