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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 30,000 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.
19901,625160,646 Violator (130th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,648431,967 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19921,777251,096 Automatic For The People (55th)
by R.E.M.
19931,848266,149 In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,054441,893 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,147339,056 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,275273,754 Pinkerton (103rd)
by Weezer
19972,310432,210 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,273295,295 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,503267,450 Ágætis Byrjun (62nd)
by Sigur Rós
Total20,4603,159,516

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:984 charts
Rank in 1999:1Rank Score:30,383
Rank in 1990s12Overall Rank:62
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,174 votes)
Comments: 102 comments
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18.

The Soft BulletinUnited States The Flaming Lips
Year of Release:1999Appears in:929 charts
Rank in 1999:2Rank Score:25,205
Rank in 1990s18Overall Rank:85
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,089 votes)
Comments: 93 comments
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28.

CalifornicationUnited States Red Hot Chili Peppers
Year of Release:1999Appears in:686 charts
Rank in 1999:3Rank Score:17,200
Rank in 1990s28Overall Rank:136
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,174 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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64.

13United Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:1999Appears in:387 charts
Rank in 1999:4Rank Score:7,519
Rank in 1990s64Overall Rank:334
Average Rating:  80/100 (538 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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66.

69 Love SongsUnited States The Magnetic Fields
Year of Release:1999Appears in:324 charts
Rank in 1999:5Rank Score:7,007
Rank in 1990s66Overall Rank:349
Average Rating:  81/100 (414 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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77.

Emergency & IUnited States The Dismemberment Plan
Year of Release:1999Appears in:282 charts
Rank in 1999:6Rank Score:6,090
Rank in 1990s77Overall Rank:398
Average Rating:  81/100 (316 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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83.

PlayUnited States Moby
Year of Release:1999Appears in:364 charts
Rank in 1999:7Rank Score:5,645
Rank in 1990s83Overall Rank:424
Average Rating:  76/100 (575 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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88.

SummerteethUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:1999Appears in:348 charts
Rank in 1999:8Rank Score:5,236
Rank in 1990s88Overall Rank:456
Average Rating:  82/100 (448 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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90.

Keep It Like A SecretUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1999Appears in:264 charts
Rank in 1999:9Rank Score:5,193
Rank in 1990s90Overall Rank:458
Average Rating:  82/100 (309 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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92.

The Battle Of Los AngelesUnited States Rage Against The Machine
Year of Release:1999Appears in:265 charts
Rank in 1999:10Rank Score:5,074
Rank in 1990s92Overall Rank:464
Average Rating:  77/100 (512 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 81 8%
1991 79 8%
1992 104 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 129 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 113 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 86 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 556 56%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 30 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Ireland 16 2%
Norway 16 2%
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