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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
9.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:1,365 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:40,117
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:52
Average Rating:  84/100 (2,069 votes)
Comments: 138 comments
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11.

Siamese DreamUnited States The Smashing Pumpkins
Year of Release:1993Appears in:1,244 charts
Rank in 1993:2Rank Score:36,150
Rank in 1990s11Overall Rank:60
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,463 votes)
Comments: 121 comments
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25.

Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)United States Wu-Tang Clan
Year of Release:1993Appears in:772 charts
Rank in 1993:3Rank Score:20,927
Rank in 1990s25Overall Rank:120
Average Rating:  84/100 (911 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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39.

SouvlakiUnited Kingdom Slowdive
Year of Release:1993Appears in:647 charts
Rank in 1993:4Rank Score:15,813
Rank in 1990s39Overall Rank:168
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (672 votes)
Comments: 62 comments
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52.

Vs.United States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1993Appears in:502 charts
Rank in 1993:5Rank Score:11,236
Rank in 1990s52Overall Rank:243
Average Rating:  80/100 (772 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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66.

DebutIceland Björk
Year of Release:1993Appears in:533 charts
Rank in 1993:6Rank Score:7,837
Rank in 1990s66Overall Rank:353
Average Rating:  80/100 (736 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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70.

August And Everything AfterUnited States Counting Crows
Year of Release:1993Appears in:332 charts
Rank in 1993:7Rank Score:7,224
Rank in 1990s70Overall Rank:369
Average Rating:  73/100 (475 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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84.

Midnight MaraudersUnited States A Tribe Called Quest
Year of Release:1993Appears in:348 charts
Rank in 1993:8Rank Score:6,194
Rank in 1990s84Overall Rank:424
Average Rating:  83/100 (425 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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108.

Modern Life is RubbishUnited Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:1993Appears in:302 charts
Rank in 1993:9Rank Score:4,684
Rank in 1990s108Overall Rank:545
Average Rating:  77/100 (530 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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115.

SuedeUnited Kingdom Suede
Year of Release:1993Appears in:268 charts
Rank in 1993:10Rank Score:4,503
Rank in 1990s115Overall Rank:569
Average Rating:  78/100 (364 votes)
Comments: 12 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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