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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 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.
19902,011183,350 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19912,023476,389 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,095276,758 Automatic For The People (58th)
by R.E.M.
19932,141298,344 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19942,326486,477 Grace (49th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,395368,955 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,577301,751 Pinkerton (100th)
by Weezer
19972,610472,851 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,590323,355 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,835294,996 Ágætis Byrjun (66th)
by Sigur Rós
Total23,6033,483,225

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:2,024 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:89,108
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,312 votes)
Comments: 371 comments
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31.

MezzanineUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1998Appears in:771 charts
Rank in 1998:2Rank Score:18,130
Rank in 1990s31Overall Rank:147
Average Rating:  83/100 (964 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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50.

Moon SafariFrance Air
Year of Release:1998Appears in:621 charts
Rank in 1998:3Rank Score:12,171
Rank in 1990s50Overall Rank:227
Average Rating:  81/100 (775 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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55.

Music Has The Right To ChildrenUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:1998Appears in:471 charts
Rank in 1998:4Rank Score:10,118
Rank in 1990s55Overall Rank:274
Average Rating:  81/100 (564 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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62.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:444 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:8,825
Rank in 1990s62Overall Rank:322
Average Rating:  82/100 (533 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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81.

The Miseducation Of Lauryn HillUnited States Lauryn Hill
Year of Release:1998Appears in:399 charts
Rank in 1998:6Rank Score:6,418
Rank in 1990s81Overall Rank:411
Average Rating:  76/100 (555 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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82.

XOUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1998Appears in:363 charts
Rank in 1998:7Rank Score:6,272
Rank in 1990s82Overall Rank:423
Average Rating:  81/100 (486 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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101.

Ray Of LightUnited States Madonna
Year of Release:1998Appears in:307 charts
Rank in 1998:8Rank Score:5,144
Rank in 1990s101Overall Rank:515
Average Rating:  73/100 (460 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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108.

Electro-Shock BluesUnited States Eels
Year of Release:1998Appears in:310 charts
Rank in 1998:9Rank Score:4,737
Rank in 1990s108Overall Rank:551
Average Rating:  79/100 (383 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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125.

Deserter's SongsUnited States Mercury Rev
Year of Release:1998Appears in:319 charts
Rank in 1998:10Rank Score:4,137
Rank in 1990s125Overall Rank:619
Average Rating:  81/100 (380 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 85 9%
1991 84 8%
1992 101 10%
1993 99 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 109 11%
1996 111 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 99 10%
1999 86 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 551 55%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Canada 35 4%
Australia 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 14 1%
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