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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
991.

Still Got The BluesUnited Kingdom Gary Moore
Year of Release:1990Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1990:81Rank Score:335
Rank in 1990s991Overall Rank:5,085
Average Rating:  75/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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992.

Rumor And SighUnited Kingdom Richard Thompson
Year of Release:1991Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1991:84Rank Score:335
Rank in 1990s992Overall Rank:5,089
Average Rating:  76/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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993.

Stoner WitchUnited States Melvins
Year of Release:1994Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1994:126Rank Score:334
Rank in 1990s993Overall Rank:5,102
Average Rating:  75/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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994.

Even The Sounds ShineUnited States Myra Melford
Year of Release:1995Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1995:109Rank Score:333
Rank in 1990s994Overall Rank:5,108
Average Rating:  76/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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995.

CounterpartsCanada Rush
Year of Release:1993Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1993:100Rank Score:332
Rank in 1990s995Overall Rank:5,114
Average Rating:  74/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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996.

Bachata RosaDominican Republic Juan Luis Guerra 4.40
Year of Release:1990Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1990:82Rank Score:332
Rank in 1990s996Overall Rank:5,118
Average Rating:  72/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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997.

Mirror BallCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1995Appears in:83 charts
Rank in 1995:110Rank Score:332
Rank in 1990s997Overall Rank:5,119
Average Rating:  73/100 (146 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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998.

1990United States Daniel Johnston
Year of Release:1990Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1990:83Rank Score:332
Rank in 1990s998Overall Rank:5,121
Average Rating:  78/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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999.

The Black RiderUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1993Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1993:101Rank Score:331
Rank in 1990s999Overall Rank:5,125
Average Rating:  71/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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1000.

Angel RatCanada Voïvod
Year of Release:1991Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1991:85Rank Score:331
Rank in 1990s1,000Overall Rank:5,126
Average Rating:  74/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 0 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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