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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 36,000 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.
19902,007183,008 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19912,021475,787 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,089276,585 Automatic For The People (57th)
by R.E.M.
19932,121298,249 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19942,323485,977 Grace (49th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,392368,746 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,574301,519 Pinkerton (100th)
by Weezer
19972,604472,273 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,572322,888 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,807294,841 Ágætis Byrjun (66th)
by Sigur Rós
Total23,5103,479,873

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:1,392 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:40,507
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:52
Average Rating:  84/100 (2,107 votes)
Comments: 139 comments
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11.

Siamese DreamUnited States The Smashing Pumpkins
Year of Release:1993Appears in:1,266 charts
Rank in 1993:2Rank Score:36,574
Rank in 1990s11Overall Rank:60
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,489 votes)
Comments: 121 comments
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24.

Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)United States Wu-Tang Clan
Year of Release:1993Appears in:796 charts
Rank in 1993:3Rank Score:21,437
Rank in 1990s24Overall Rank:118
Average Rating:  84/100 (934 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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39.

SouvlakiUnited Kingdom Slowdive
Year of Release:1993Appears in:651 charts
Rank in 1993:4Rank Score:15,827
Rank in 1990s39Overall Rank:170
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (694 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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52.

Vs.United States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1993Appears in:508 charts
Rank in 1993:5Rank Score:11,213
Rank in 1990s52Overall Rank:251
Average Rating:  79/100 (784 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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66.

DebutIceland Björk
Year of Release:1993Appears in:536 charts
Rank in 1993:6Rank Score:7,761
Rank in 1990s66Overall Rank:355
Average Rating:  80/100 (753 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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70.

August And Everything AfterUnited States Counting Crows
Year of Release:1993Appears in:346 charts
Rank in 1993:7Rank Score:7,376
Rank in 1990s70Overall Rank:368
Average Rating:  73/100 (487 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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83.

Midnight MaraudersUnited States A Tribe Called Quest
Year of Release:1993Appears in:359 charts
Rank in 1993:8Rank Score:6,229
Rank in 1990s83Overall Rank:425
Average Rating:  83/100 (440 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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109.

Modern Life is RubbishUnited Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:1993Appears in:311 charts
Rank in 1993:9Rank Score:4,715
Rank in 1990s109Overall Rank:550
Average Rating:  77/100 (538 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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114.

SuedeUnited Kingdom Suede
Year of Release:1993Appears in:272 charts
Rank in 1993:10Rank Score:4,600
Rank in 1990s114Overall Rank:567
Average Rating:  78/100 (369 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 85 9%
1991 84 8%
1992 102 10%
1993 98 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 111 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 99 10%
1999 86 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 552 55%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Canada 35 4%
Australia 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 14 1%
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