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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
21.

PinkertonUnited States Weezer
Year of Release:1996Appears in:874 charts
Rank in 1996:1Rank Score:24,707
Rank in 1990s21Overall Rank:102
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,188 votes)
Comments: 117 comments
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26.

If You're Feeling SinisterUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:809 charts
Rank in 1996:2Rank Score:20,707
Rank in 1990s26Overall Rank:122
Average Rating:  83/100 (926 votes)
Comments: 74 comments
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30.

Endtroducing.....United States DJ Shadow
Year of Release:1996Appears in:709 charts
Rank in 1996:3Rank Score:17,926
Rank in 1990s30Overall Rank:145
Average Rating:  84/100 (813 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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43.

OdelayUnited States Beck
Year of Release:1996Appears in:733 charts
Rank in 1996:4Rank Score:14,741
Rank in 1990s43Overall Rank:181
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,027 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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45.

ÆnimaUnited States Tool
Year of Release:1996Appears in:507 charts
Rank in 1996:5Rank Score:14,102
Rank in 1990s45Overall Rank:192
Average Rating:  80/100 (702 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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77.

SublimeUnited States Sublime
Year of Release:1996Appears in:311 charts
Rank in 1996:6Rank Score:6,499
Rank in 1990s77Overall Rank:399
Average Rating:  74/100 (466 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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96.

Everything Must GoUnited Kingdom Manic Street Preachers
Year of Release:1996Appears in:292 charts
Rank in 1996:7Rank Score:5,313
Rank in 1990s96Overall Rank:487
Average Rating:  77/100 (402 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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101.

Soundtracks For The BlindUnited States Swans
Year of Release:1996Appears in:235 charts
Rank in 1996:8Rank Score:5,010
Rank in 1990s101Overall Rank:515
Average Rating:  82/100 (299 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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103.

Reasonable DoubtUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:1996Appears in:237 charts
Rank in 1996:9Rank Score:4,850
Rank in 1990s103Overall Rank:530
Average Rating:  74/100 (402 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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TigermilkUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:339 charts
Rank in 1996:10Rank Score:4,613
Rank in 1990s110Overall Rank:552
Average Rating:  81/100 (420 votes)
Comments: 22 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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