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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 27,000 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.
19901,514147,783 Violator (136th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,538406,144 Nevermind (8th)
by Nirvana
19921,651233,328 Automatic For The People (56th)
by R.E.M.
19931,735246,899 In Utero (51st)
by Nirvana
19941,891413,974 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,967318,504 The Bends (16th)
by Radiohead
19962,103256,096 Pinkerton (97th)
by Weezer
19972,170401,867 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,105275,771 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,334250,722 Ágætis Byrjun (65th)
by Sigur Rós
Total19,0082,951,086

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
12.

Ágætis ByrjunIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:1999Appears in:903 charts
Rank in 1999:1Rank Score:28,508
Rank in 1990s12Overall Rank:64
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,071 votes)
Comments: 98 comments
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18.

The Soft BulletinUnited States The Flaming Lips
Year of Release:1999Appears in:856 charts
Rank in 1999:2Rank Score:24,280
Rank in 1990s18Overall Rank:83
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,013 votes)
Comments: 90 comments
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27.

CalifornicationUnited States Red Hot Chili Peppers
Year of Release:1999Appears in:628 charts
Rank in 1999:3Rank Score:16,412
Rank in 1990s27Overall Rank:132
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,101 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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60.

13United Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:1999Appears in:351 charts
Rank in 1999:4Rank Score:7,053
Rank in 1990s60Overall Rank:323
Average Rating:  80/100 (494 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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65.

69 Love SongsUnited States The Magnetic Fields
Year of Release:1999Appears in:291 charts
Rank in 1999:5Rank Score:6,648
Rank in 1990s65Overall Rank:343
Average Rating:  81/100 (382 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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80.

Emergency & IUnited States The Dismemberment Plan
Year of Release:1999Appears in:244 charts
Rank in 1999:6Rank Score:5,588
Rank in 1990s80Overall Rank:398
Average Rating:  81/100 (284 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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81.

PlayUnited States Moby
Year of Release:1999Appears in:337 charts
Rank in 1999:7Rank Score:5,489
Rank in 1990s81Overall Rank:408
Average Rating:  76/100 (538 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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88.

The Battle Of Los AngelesUnited States Rage Against The Machine
Year of Release:1999Appears in:239 charts
Rank in 1999:8Rank Score:4,965
Rank in 1990s88Overall Rank:443
Average Rating:  77/100 (484 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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90.

Keep It Like A SecretUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1999Appears in:241 charts
Rank in 1999:9Rank Score:4,923
Rank in 1990s90Overall Rank:447
Average Rating:  83/100 (278 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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91.

Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A MemoryUnited States Dream Theater
Year of Release:1999Appears in:168 charts
Rank in 1999:10Rank Score:4,879
Rank in 1990s91Overall Rank:451
Average Rating:  79/100 (269 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 85 9%
1991 78 8%
1992 97 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 130 13%
1995 111 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 100 10%
1998 97 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 558 56%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Canada 33 3%
Australia 27 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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