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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 36,000 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.
19902,007183,008 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19912,021475,787 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,089276,585 Automatic For The People (57th)
by R.E.M.
19932,121298,249 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19942,323485,977 Grace (49th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,392368,746 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,574301,519 Pinkerton (100th)
by Weezer
19972,604472,273 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,572322,888 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,807294,841 Ágætis Byrjun (66th)
by Sigur Rós
Total23,5103,479,873

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:1,109 charts
Rank in 1999:1Rank Score:33,479
Rank in 1990s12Overall Rank:66
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,334 votes)
Comments: 114 comments
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19.

The Soft BulletinUnited States The Flaming Lips
Year of Release:1999Appears in:1,015 charts
Rank in 1999:2Rank Score:26,210
Rank in 1990s19Overall Rank:93
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,212 votes)
Comments: 100 comments
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29.

CalifornicationUnited States Red Hot Chili Peppers
Year of Release:1999Appears in:781 charts
Rank in 1999:3Rank Score:18,514
Rank in 1990s29Overall Rank:143
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,319 votes)
Comments: 62 comments
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65.

13United Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:1999Appears in:441 charts
Rank in 1999:4Rank Score:7,966
Rank in 1990s65Overall Rank:352
Average Rating:  79/100 (618 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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68.

69 Love SongsUnited States The Magnetic Fields
Year of Release:1999Appears in:382 charts
Rank in 1999:5Rank Score:7,641
Rank in 1990s68Overall Rank:360
Average Rating:  80/100 (473 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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71.

Emergency & IUnited States The Dismemberment Plan
Year of Release:1999Appears in:321 charts
Rank in 1999:6Rank Score:7,205
Rank in 1990s71Overall Rank:374
Average Rating:  81/100 (379 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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87.

PlayUnited States Moby
Year of Release:1999Appears in:430 charts
Rank in 1999:7Rank Score:6,063
Rank in 1990s87Overall Rank:441
Average Rating:  77/100 (643 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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89.

SummerteethUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:1999Appears in:413 charts
Rank in 1999:8Rank Score:5,674
Rank in 1990s89Overall Rank:464
Average Rating:  82/100 (512 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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90.

Keep It Like A SecretUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1999Appears in:323 charts
Rank in 1999:9Rank Score:5,608
Rank in 1990s90Overall Rank:468
Average Rating:  82/100 (370 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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92.

The Battle Of Los AngelesUnited States Rage Against The Machine
Year of Release:1999Appears in:294 charts
Rank in 1999:10Rank Score:5,553
Rank in 1990s92Overall Rank:474
Average Rating:  77/100 (571 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 85 9%
1991 84 8%
1992 102 10%
1993 98 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 111 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 99 10%
1999 86 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 552 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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