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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.
19901,569151,094 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19911,589416,530 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,699239,156 Automatic For The People (56th)
by R.E.M.
19931,781253,433 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19941,945423,920 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,036324,541 The Bends (17th)
by Radiohead
19962,174261,917 Pinkerton (99th)
by Weezer
19972,223411,546 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,185282,012 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,410254,669 Ágætis Byrjun (64th)
by Sigur Rós
Total19,6113,018,816

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:1,132 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:34,775
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:52
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,763 votes)
Comments: 125 comments
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11.

Siamese DreamUnited States The Smashing Pumpkins
Year of Release:1993Appears in:1,021 charts
Rank in 1993:2Rank Score:31,226
Rank in 1990s11Overall Rank:60
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,255 votes)
Comments: 105 comments
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25.

Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)United States Wu-Tang Clan
Year of Release:1993Appears in:627 charts
Rank in 1993:3Rank Score:18,298
Rank in 1990s25Overall Rank:120
Average Rating:  84/100 (750 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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46.

SouvlakiUnited Kingdom Slowdive
Year of Release:1993Appears in:478 charts
Rank in 1993:4Rank Score:11,813
Rank in 1990s46Overall Rank:199
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (497 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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52.

Vs.United States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1993Appears in:429 charts
Rank in 1993:5Rank Score:10,559
Rank in 1990s52Overall Rank:230
Average Rating:  79/100 (654 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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67.

August And Everything AfterUnited States Counting Crows
Year of Release:1993Appears in:266 charts
Rank in 1993:6Rank Score:6,471
Rank in 1990s67Overall Rank:353
Average Rating:  72/100 (409 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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74.

DebutIceland Björk
Year of Release:1993Appears in:413 charts
Rank in 1993:7Rank Score:5,987
Rank in 1990s74Overall Rank:380
Average Rating:  80/100 (587 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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87.

Midnight MaraudersUnited States A Tribe Called Quest
Year of Release:1993Appears in:264 charts
Rank in 1993:8Rank Score:5,098
Rank in 1990s87Overall Rank:442
Average Rating:  82/100 (334 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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103.

Modern Life is RubbishUnited Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:1993Appears in:257 charts
Rank in 1993:9Rank Score:4,338
Rank in 1990s103Overall Rank:512
Average Rating:  77/100 (456 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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113.

SuedeUnited Kingdom Suede
Year of Release:1993Appears in:229 charts
Rank in 1993:10Rank Score:3,992
Rank in 1990s113Overall Rank:550
Average Rating:  78/100 (314 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 78 8%
1992 102 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 131 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 99 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 84 8%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 561 56%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Canada 31 3%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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