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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
21.

PinkertonUnited States Weezer
Year of Release:1996Appears in:772 charts
Rank in 1996:1Rank Score:22,320
Rank in 1990s21Overall Rank:103
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,027 votes)
Comments: 106 comments
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23.

If You're Feeling SinisterUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:730 charts
Rank in 1996:2Rank Score:19,696
Rank in 1990s23Overall Rank:116
Average Rating:  83/100 (819 votes)
Comments: 71 comments
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29.

Endtroducing.....United States DJ Shadow
Year of Release:1996Appears in:638 charts
Rank in 1996:3Rank Score:16,888
Rank in 1990s29Overall Rank:139
Average Rating:  84/100 (723 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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40.

OdelayUnited States Beck
Year of Release:1996Appears in:668 charts
Rank in 1996:4Rank Score:14,054
Rank in 1990s40Overall Rank:173
Average Rating:  81/100 (925 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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45.

ÆnimaUnited States Tool
Year of Release:1996Appears in:446 charts
Rank in 1996:5Rank Score:13,009
Rank in 1990s45Overall Rank:190
Average Rating:  80/100 (636 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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79.

SublimeUnited States Sublime
Year of Release:1996Appears in:294 charts
Rank in 1996:6Rank Score:6,025
Rank in 1990s79Overall Rank:400
Average Rating:  74/100 (429 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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98.

Everything Must GoUnited Kingdom Manic Street Preachers
Year of Release:1996Appears in:260 charts
Rank in 1996:7Rank Score:4,854
Rank in 1990s98Overall Rank:484
Average Rating:  77/100 (356 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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102.

Reasonable DoubtUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:1996Appears in:211 charts
Rank in 1996:8Rank Score:4,563
Rank in 1990s102Overall Rank:512
Average Rating:  74/100 (362 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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TigermilkUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:312 charts
Rank in 1996:9Rank Score:4,391
Rank in 1990s104Overall Rank:530
Average Rating:  81/100 (376 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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109.

Soundtracks For The BlindUnited States Swans
Year of Release:1996Appears in:202 charts
Rank in 1996:10Rank Score:4,262
Rank in 1990s109Overall Rank:543
Average Rating:  82/100 (247 votes)
Comments: 18 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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