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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.
19901,625160,751 Violator (130th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,648432,469 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19921,777251,253 Automatic For The People (55th)
by R.E.M.
19931,848266,294 In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,054442,209 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,147339,104 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,275273,953 Pinkerton (103rd)
by Weezer
19972,310432,447 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,273295,533 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,503267,504 Ágætis Byrjun (62nd)
by Sigur Rós
Total20,4603,161,518

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.

6 Feet DeepUnited States Gravediggaz
Year of Release:1994Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1994:127Rank Score:302
Rank in 1990s991Overall Rank:4,939
Average Rating:  75/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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992.

Individual Thought PatternsUnited States Death (Metal)
Year of Release:1993Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1993:100Rank Score:301
Rank in 1990s992Overall Rank:4,946
Average Rating:  78/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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993.

OlympianUnited Kingdom Gene
Year of Release:1995Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1995:109Rank Score:301
Rank in 1990s993Overall Rank:4,947
Average Rating:  73/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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994.

KamakiriadUnited States Donald Fagen
Year of Release:1993Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1993:101Rank Score:301
Rank in 1990s994Overall Rank:4,951
Average Rating:  74/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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995.

When The Kite String PopsUnited States Acid Bath
Year of Release:1994Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1994:128Rank Score:300
Rank in 1990s995Overall Rank:4,957
Average Rating:  76/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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996.

Vee VeeUnited States Archers Of Loaf
Year of Release:1995Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1995:110Rank Score:300
Rank in 1990s996Overall Rank:4,958
Average Rating:  76/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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997.

Mirror BlueUnited Kingdom Richard Thompson
Year of Release:1994Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1994:129Rank Score:300
Rank in 1990s997Overall Rank:4,970
Average Rating:  76/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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998.

Submarine BellsNew Zealand The Chills
Year of Release:1990Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1990:81Rank Score:300
Rank in 1990s998Overall Rank:4,971
Average Rating:  73/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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999.

Mercury FallingUnited Kingdom Sting
Year of Release:1996Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1996:111Rank Score:300
Rank in 1990s999Overall Rank:4,973
Average Rating:  69/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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How To Measure A Planet?Netherlands The Gathering
Year of Release:1998Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1998:98Rank Score:299
Rank in 1990s1,000Overall Rank:4,979
Average Rating:  79/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 81 8%
1991 79 8%
1992 104 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 129 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 111 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 87 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 556 56%
United Kingdom 260 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 30 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Ireland 16 2%
Norway 15 2%
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