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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 35,000 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.
19901,953180,784 Violator (129th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,967471,294 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19921,991272,856 Automatic For The People (58th)
by R.E.M.
19932,069294,616 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19942,276479,980 Grace (48th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,344365,473 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,517297,023 Pinkerton (102nd)
by Weezer
19972,544468,299 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,515318,310 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,740290,363 Ágætis Byrjun (66th)
by Sigur Rós
Total22,9163,438,999

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.

Little Plastic CastleUnited States Ani DiFranco
Year of Release:1998Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1998:99Rank Score:328
Rank in 1990s991Overall Rank:5,026
Average Rating:  71/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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992.

III Sides To Every StoryUnited States Extreme
Year of Release:1992Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1992:103Rank Score:328
Rank in 1990s992Overall Rank:5,027
Average Rating:  69/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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993.

Hell On EarthUnited States Mobb Deep
Year of Release:1996Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1996:107Rank Score:327
Rank in 1990s993Overall Rank:5,028
Average Rating:  74/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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994.

CrimsonSweden Edge Of Sanity
Year of Release:1996Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1996:108Rank Score:327
Rank in 1990s994Overall Rank:5,029
Average Rating:  71/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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995.

The Blanton-Webster Band
Compilation
United States Duke Ellington
Year of Release:1990Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1990:84Rank Score:327
Rank in 1990s995Overall Rank:5,038
Average Rating:  74/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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996.

Bury The HatchetIreland The Cranberries
Year of Release:1999Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1999:86Rank Score:326
Rank in 1990s996Overall Rank:5,041
Average Rating:  71/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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997.

Live At Wembley '86United Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1992Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1992:104Rank Score:326
Rank in 1990s997Overall Rank:5,043
Average Rating:  78/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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998.

PenthouseUnited States Luna (US)
Year of Release:1995Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1995:110Rank Score:325
Rank in 1990s998Overall Rank:5,049
Average Rating:  76/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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999.

The Jester RaceSweden In Flames
Year of Release:1996Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1996:109Rank Score:325
Rank in 1990s999Overall Rank:5,058
Average Rating:  74/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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1000.

I Feel AlrightUnited States Steve Earle
Year of Release:1996Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1996:110Rank Score:324
Rank in 1990s1,000Overall Rank:5,062
Average Rating:  75/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 84 8%
1991 84 8%
1992 104 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 108 11%
1997 99 10%
1998 100 10%
1999 86 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Ween 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 551 55%
United Kingdom 260 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 14 1%
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