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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.
19901,625160,751 Violator (130th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,648432,469 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19921,777251,253 Automatic For The People (55th)
by R.E.M.
19931,848266,294 In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,054442,209 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,147339,104 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,275273,953 Pinkerton (103rd)
by Weezer
19972,310432,447 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,273295,533 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,503267,504 Ágætis Byrjun (62nd)
by Sigur Rós
Total20,4603,161,518

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:1,796 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:81,346
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,011 votes)
Comments: 340 comments
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32.

MezzanineUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1998Appears in:657 charts
Rank in 1998:2Rank Score:15,868
Rank in 1990s32Overall Rank:151
Average Rating:  83/100 (824 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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50.

Moon SafariFrance Air
Year of Release:1998Appears in:547 charts
Rank in 1998:3Rank Score:11,609
Rank in 1990s50Overall Rank:219
Average Rating:  81/100 (673 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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54.

Music Has The Right To ChildrenUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:1998Appears in:410 charts
Rank in 1998:4Rank Score:9,446
Rank in 1990s54Overall Rank:259
Average Rating:  81/100 (489 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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63.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:361 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:7,656
Rank in 1990s63Overall Rank:328
Average Rating:  81/100 (438 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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82.

XOUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1998Appears in:308 charts
Rank in 1998:6Rank Score:5,682
Rank in 1990s82Overall Rank:420
Average Rating:  81/100 (411 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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87.

The Miseducation of Lauryn HillUnited States Lauryn Hill
Year of Release:1998Appears in:322 charts
Rank in 1998:7Rank Score:5,372
Rank in 1990s87Overall Rank:443
Average Rating:  75/100 (463 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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95.

Electro-Shock BluesUnited States Eels
Year of Release:1998Appears in:289 charts
Rank in 1998:8Rank Score:4,906
Rank in 1990s95Overall Rank:477
Average Rating:  79/100 (342 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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101.

Ray Of LightUnited States Madonna
Year of Release:1998Appears in:258 charts
Rank in 1998:9Rank Score:4,800
Rank in 1990s101Overall Rank:492
Average Rating:  72/100 (411 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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123.

Deserter's SongsUnited States Mercury Rev
Year of Release:1998Appears in:275 charts
Rank in 1998:10Rank Score:3,873
Rank in 1990s123Overall Rank:593
Average Rating:  81/100 (339 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 81 8%
1991 79 8%
1992 104 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 129 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 111 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 87 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 556 56%
United Kingdom 260 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 30 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Ireland 16 2%
Norway 15 2%
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