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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 28,000 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.
19901,561151,092 Violator (133rd)
by Depeche Mode
19911,585416,286 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,698239,109 Automatic For The People (56th)
by R.E.M.
19931,781253,365 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19941,944423,674 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,036324,501 The Bends (17th)
by Radiohead
19962,173261,876 Pinkerton (99th)
by Weezer
19972,221411,632 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,185281,891 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,409254,665 Ágætis Byrjun (64th)
by Sigur Rós
Total19,5933,018,092

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:931 charts
Rank in 1999:1Rank Score:29,427
Rank in 1990s12Overall Rank:64
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,105 votes)
Comments: 99 comments
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18.

The Soft BulletinUnited States The Flaming Lips
Year of Release:1999Appears in:871 charts
Rank in 1999:2Rank Score:24,403
Rank in 1990s18Overall Rank:86
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,039 votes)
Comments: 90 comments
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28.

CalifornicationUnited States Red Hot Chili Peppers
Year of Release:1999Appears in:639 charts
Rank in 1999:3Rank Score:16,499
Rank in 1990s28Overall Rank:137
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,123 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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64.

13United Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:1999Appears in:359 charts
Rank in 1999:4Rank Score:6,956
Rank in 1990s64Overall Rank:335
Average Rating:  80/100 (510 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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65.

69 Love SongsUnited States The Magnetic Fields
Year of Release:1999Appears in:298 charts
Rank in 1999:5Rank Score:6,815
Rank in 1990s65Overall Rank:344
Average Rating:  81/100 (390 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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79.

Emergency & IUnited States The Dismemberment Plan
Year of Release:1999Appears in:260 charts
Rank in 1999:6Rank Score:5,790
Rank in 1990s79Overall Rank:395
Average Rating:  81/100 (297 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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81.

PlayUnited States Moby
Year of Release:1999Appears in:345 charts
Rank in 1999:7Rank Score:5,551
Rank in 1990s81Overall Rank:409
Average Rating:  76/100 (551 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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90.

Keep It Like A SecretUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1999Appears in:241 charts
Rank in 1999:8Rank Score:4,984
Rank in 1990s90Overall Rank:453
Average Rating:  82/100 (287 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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91.

SummerteethUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:1999Appears in:313 charts
Rank in 1999:9Rank Score:4,913
Rank in 1990s91Overall Rank:457
Average Rating:  82/100 (425 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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92.

The Battle Of Los AngelesUnited States Rage Against The Machine
Year of Release:1999Appears in:244 charts
Rank in 1999:10Rank Score:4,880
Rank in 1990s92Overall Rank:461
Average Rating:  77/100 (496 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 78 8%
1992 101 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 131 13%
1995 111 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 99 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 84 8%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 560 56%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Canada 32 3%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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