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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 38,000 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.
19902,052185,407 Violator (131st)
by Depeche Mode
19912,078480,380 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,172280,115 Automatic For The People (58th)
by R.E.M.
19932,223302,833 In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,383492,501 Grace (50th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,458372,298 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,651304,886 Pinkerton (100th)
by Weezer
19972,674479,333 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,651326,911 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,896297,090 Ágætis Byrjun (65th)
by Sigur Rós
Total24,2383,521,754

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
3.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:2,039 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:89,694
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,357 votes)
Comments: 378 comments
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30.

MezzanineUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1998Appears in:795 charts
Rank in 1998:2Rank Score:18,538
Rank in 1990s30Overall Rank:144
Average Rating:  83/100 (983 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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50.

Moon SafariFrance Air
Year of Release:1998Appears in:637 charts
Rank in 1998:3Rank Score:12,522
Rank in 1990s50Overall Rank:224
Average Rating:  81/100 (798 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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55.

Music Has The Right To ChildrenUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:1998Appears in:484 charts
Rank in 1998:4Rank Score:10,284
Rank in 1990s55Overall Rank:272
Average Rating:  81/100 (583 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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60.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:459 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:9,244
Rank in 1990s60Overall Rank:312
Average Rating:  82/100 (555 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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79.

The Miseducation Of Lauryn HillUnited States Lauryn Hill
Year of Release:1998Appears in:409 charts
Rank in 1998:6Rank Score:6,657
Rank in 1990s79Overall Rank:399
Average Rating:  76/100 (568 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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83.

XOUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1998Appears in:366 charts
Rank in 1998:7Rank Score:6,330
Rank in 1990s83Overall Rank:421
Average Rating:  81/100 (495 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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100.

Ray Of LightUnited States Madonna
Year of Release:1998Appears in:312 charts
Rank in 1998:8Rank Score:5,138
Rank in 1990s100Overall Rank:516
Average Rating:  73/100 (475 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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111.

Electro-Shock BluesUnited States Eels
Year of Release:1998Appears in:311 charts
Rank in 1998:9Rank Score:4,720
Rank in 1990s111Overall Rank:561
Average Rating:  79/100 (388 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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133.

Deserter's SongsUnited States Mercury Rev
Year of Release:1998Appears in:317 charts
Rank in 1998:10Rank Score:4,035
Rank in 1990s133Overall Rank:640
Average Rating:  81/100 (388 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 84 8%
1991 86 9%
1992 99 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 109 11%
1996 108 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 100 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 551 55%
United Kingdom 258 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 13 1%
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