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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 28,000 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.
19901,561151,102 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19911,584416,139 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,698239,191 Automatic For The People (56th)
by R.E.M.
19931,781253,200 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19941,944423,222 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,035324,453 The Bends (17th)
by Radiohead
19962,173261,674 Pinkerton (99th)
by Weezer
19972,221411,505 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,172281,761 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,396254,459 Ágætis Byrjun (64th)
by Sigur Rós
Total19,5653,016,705

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
4.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:1,704 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:78,016
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,898 votes)
Comments: 325 comments
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34.

MezzanineUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1998Appears in:606 charts
Rank in 1998:2Rank Score:14,902
Rank in 1990s34Overall Rank:152
Average Rating:  82/100 (773 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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50.

Moon SafariFrance Air
Year of Release:1998Appears in:520 charts
Rank in 1998:3Rank Score:11,004
Rank in 1990s50Overall Rank:218
Average Rating:  81/100 (631 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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54.

Music Has The Right To ChildrenUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:1998Appears in:379 charts
Rank in 1998:4Rank Score:8,869
Rank in 1990s54Overall Rank:261
Average Rating:  81/100 (456 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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62.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:322 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:7,131
Rank in 1990s62Overall Rank:329
Average Rating:  81/100 (404 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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86.

XOUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1998Appears in:283 charts
Rank in 1998:6Rank Score:5,168
Rank in 1990s86Overall Rank:435
Average Rating:  81/100 (390 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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88.

The Miseducation of Lauryn HillUnited States Lauryn Hill
Year of Release:1998Appears in:288 charts
Rank in 1998:7Rank Score:5,052
Rank in 1990s88Overall Rank:445
Average Rating:  74/100 (436 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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95.

Electro-Shock BluesUnited States Eels
Year of Release:1998Appears in:269 charts
Rank in 1998:8Rank Score:4,728
Rank in 1990s95Overall Rank:469
Average Rating:  79/100 (323 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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98.

Ray Of LightUnited States Madonna
Year of Release:1998Appears in:240 charts
Rank in 1998:9Rank Score:4,574
Rank in 1990s98Overall Rank:487
Average Rating:  72/100 (391 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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119.

Deserter's SongsUnited States Mercury Rev
Year of Release:1998Appears in:261 charts
Rank in 1998:10Rank Score:3,769
Rank in 1990s119Overall Rank:572
Average Rating:  81/100 (329 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 78 8%
1992 101 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 131 13%
1995 111 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 99 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 84 8%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 560 56%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Canada 32 3%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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