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Best Albums of the 1990s

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.
19902,033184,702 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19912,050478,820 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,131279,145 Automatic For The People (58th)
by R.E.M.
19932,183301,246 In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,354490,389 Grace (48th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,438371,250 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,616304,311 Pinkerton (99th)
by Weezer
19972,653477,120 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,624326,089 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,868296,636 Ágætis Byrjun (66th)
by Sigur Rós
Total23,9503,509,708

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:1,127 charts
Rank in 1999:1Rank Score:33,878
Rank in 1990s12Overall Rank:66
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,359 votes)
Comments: 117 comments
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19.

The Soft BulletinUnited States The Flaming Lips
Year of Release:1999Appears in:1,024 charts
Rank in 1999:2Rank Score:26,117
Rank in 1990s19Overall Rank:93
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,229 votes)
Comments: 100 comments
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30.

CalifornicationUnited States Red Hot Chili Peppers
Year of Release:1999Appears in:786 charts
Rank in 1999:3Rank Score:18,574
Rank in 1990s30Overall Rank:144
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,339 votes)
Comments: 62 comments
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65.

13United Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:1999Appears in:445 charts
Rank in 1999:4Rank Score:8,078
Rank in 1990s65Overall Rank:348
Average Rating:  80/100 (637 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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69.

69 Love SongsUnited States The Magnetic Fields
Year of Release:1999Appears in:385 charts
Rank in 1999:5Rank Score:7,520
Rank in 1990s69Overall Rank:366
Average Rating:  80/100 (480 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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72.

Emergency & IUnited States The Dismemberment Plan
Year of Release:1999Appears in:328 charts
Rank in 1999:6Rank Score:7,246
Rank in 1990s72Overall Rank:378
Average Rating:  81/100 (387 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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87.

PlayUnited States Moby
Year of Release:1999Appears in:434 charts
Rank in 1999:7Rank Score:6,082
Rank in 1990s87Overall Rank:446
Average Rating:  77/100 (651 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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88.

SummerteethUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:1999Appears in:420 charts
Rank in 1999:8Rank Score:5,736
Rank in 1990s88Overall Rank:464
Average Rating:  82/100 (518 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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91.

American FootballUnited States American Football
Year of Release:1999Appears in:268 charts
Rank in 1999:9Rank Score:5,560
Rank in 1990s91Overall Rank:477
Average Rating:  81/100 (331 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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92.

Keep It Like A SecretUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1999Appears in:325 charts
Rank in 1999:10Rank Score:5,559
Rank in 1990s92Overall Rank:478
Average Rating:  82/100 (381 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 83 8%
1991 85 9%
1992 101 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 109 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 99 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 547 55%
United Kingdom 258 26%
Canada 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 14 1%
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