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Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the greatest albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 37,000 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.
19902,037184,762 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19912,052479,276 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,133279,595 Automatic For The People (57th)
by R.E.M.
19932,186301,361 In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,358491,343 Grace (48th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,441371,628 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,617304,560 Pinkerton (99th)
by Weezer
19972,653477,554 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,624326,664 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,869296,673 Ágætis Byrjun (66th)
by Sigur Rós
Total23,9703,513,415

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:913 charts
Rank in 1996:1Rank Score:25,431
Rank in 1990s21Overall Rank:99
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,235 votes)
Comments: 123 comments
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26.

If You're Feeling SinisterUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:830 charts
Rank in 1996:2Rank Score:21,037
Rank in 1990s26Overall Rank:121
Average Rating:  83/100 (960 votes)
Comments: 76 comments
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29.

Endtroducing.....United States DJ Shadow
Year of Release:1996Appears in:746 charts
Rank in 1996:3Rank Score:18,642
Rank in 1990s29Overall Rank:143
Average Rating:  84/100 (851 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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44.

OdelayUnited States Beck
Year of Release:1996Appears in:759 charts
Rank in 1996:4Rank Score:14,809
Rank in 1990s44Overall Rank:184
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,063 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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45.

ÆnimaUnited States Tool
Year of Release:1996Appears in:524 charts
Rank in 1996:5Rank Score:14,465
Rank in 1990s45Overall Rank:191
Average Rating:  80/100 (729 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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79.

SublimeUnited States Sublime
Year of Release:1996Appears in:322 charts
Rank in 1996:6Rank Score:6,610
Rank in 1990s79Overall Rank:401
Average Rating:  74/100 (478 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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94.

Everything Must GoUnited Kingdom Manic Street Preachers
Year of Release:1996Appears in:312 charts
Rank in 1996:7Rank Score:5,533
Rank in 1990s94Overall Rank:482
Average Rating:  77/100 (417 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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101.

Soundtracks For The BlindUnited States Swans
Year of Release:1996Appears in:253 charts
Rank in 1996:8Rank Score:5,143
Rank in 1990s101Overall Rank:517
Average Rating:  82/100 (328 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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105.

Reasonable DoubtUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:1996Appears in:248 charts
Rank in 1996:9Rank Score:4,931
Rank in 1990s105Overall Rank:538
Average Rating:  74/100 (415 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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107.

Long SeasonJapan フィッシュマンズ [Fishmans]
Year of Release:1996Appears in:216 charts
Rank in 1996:10Rank Score:4,811
Rank in 1990s107Overall Rank:547
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (248 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 85 9%
1992 101 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 110 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 99 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Ween 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 547 55%
United Kingdom 258 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 14 1%
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