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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 35,000 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.
19901,953180,784 Violator (129th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,967471,294 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19921,991272,856 Automatic For The People (58th)
by R.E.M.
19932,069294,616 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19942,276479,980 Grace (48th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,344365,473 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,517297,023 Pinkerton (102nd)
by Weezer
19972,544468,299 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,515318,310 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,740290,363 Ágætis Byrjun (66th)
by Sigur Rós
Total22,9163,438,999

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:1,082 charts
Rank in 1999:1Rank Score:33,125
Rank in 1990s12Overall Rank:66
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,312 votes)
Comments: 114 comments
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19.

The Soft BulletinUnited States The Flaming Lips
Year of Release:1999Appears in:1,005 charts
Rank in 1999:2Rank Score:26,198
Rank in 1990s19Overall Rank:92
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,193 votes)
Comments: 99 comments
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29.

CalifornicationUnited States Red Hot Chili Peppers
Year of Release:1999Appears in:770 charts
Rank in 1999:3Rank Score:18,287
Rank in 1990s29Overall Rank:141
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,298 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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65.

13United Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:1999Appears in:429 charts
Rank in 1999:4Rank Score:8,031
Rank in 1990s65Overall Rank:347
Average Rating:  80/100 (605 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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67.

69 Love SongsUnited States The Magnetic Fields
Year of Release:1999Appears in:375 charts
Rank in 1999:5Rank Score:7,625
Rank in 1990s67Overall Rank:357
Average Rating:  80/100 (465 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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71.

Emergency & IUnited States The Dismemberment Plan
Year of Release:1999Appears in:322 charts
Rank in 1999:6Rank Score:7,187
Rank in 1990s71Overall Rank:371
Average Rating:  81/100 (371 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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86.

PlayUnited States Moby
Year of Release:1999Appears in:420 charts
Rank in 1999:7Rank Score:6,065
Rank in 1990s86Overall Rank:432
Average Rating:  77/100 (632 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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88.

SummerteethUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:1999Appears in:402 charts
Rank in 1999:8Rank Score:5,561
Rank in 1990s88Overall Rank:464
Average Rating:  82/100 (505 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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91.

Keep It Like A SecretUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1999Appears in:311 charts
Rank in 1999:9Rank Score:5,503
Rank in 1990s91Overall Rank:469
Average Rating:  82/100 (360 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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93.

The Battle Of Los AngelesUnited States Rage Against The Machine
Year of Release:1999Appears in:293 charts
Rank in 1999:10Rank Score:5,377
Rank in 1990s93Overall Rank:478
Average Rating:  77/100 (568 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 84 8%
1991 84 8%
1992 104 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 108 11%
1997 99 10%
1998 100 10%
1999 86 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Ween 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 551 55%
United Kingdom 260 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 14 1%
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