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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 36,000 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.
19902,007183,008 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19912,021475,787 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,089276,585 Automatic For The People (57th)
by R.E.M.
19932,121298,249 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19942,323485,977 Grace (49th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,392368,746 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,574301,519 Pinkerton (100th)
by Weezer
19972,604472,273 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,572322,888 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,807294,841 Ágætis Byrjun (66th)
by Sigur Rós
Total23,5103,479,873

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.

Angel RatCanada Voïvod
Year of Release:1991Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1991:84Rank Score:332
Rank in 1990s991Overall Rank:5,088
Average Rating:  74/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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992.

3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days In The Life Of...United States Arrested Development
Year of Release:1992Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 1992:101Rank Score:331
Rank in 1990s992Overall Rank:5,097
Average Rating:  72/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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993.

CounterpartsCanada Rush
Year of Release:1993Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1993:99Rank Score:331
Rank in 1990s993Overall Rank:5,099
Average Rating:  74/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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994.

Harsh 70s RealityNew Zealand The Dead C
Year of Release:1992Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1992:102Rank Score:330
Rank in 1990s994Overall Rank:5,118
Average Rating:  75/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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995.

CrimsonSweden Edge Of Sanity
Year of Release:1996Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1996:109Rank Score:329
Rank in 1990s995Overall Rank:5,120
Average Rating:  72/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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996.

Slightly OdwayAustralia Jebediah
Year of Release:1997Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1997:100Rank Score:329
Rank in 1990s996Overall Rank:5,124
Average Rating:  73/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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997.

Time's UpUnited States Living Colour
Year of Release:1990Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1990:84Rank Score:328
Rank in 1990s997Overall Rank:5,127
Average Rating:  76/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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998.

Little Plastic CastleUnited States Ani DiFranco
Year of Release:1998Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1998:99Rank Score:328
Rank in 1990s998Overall Rank:5,136
Average Rating:  71/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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999.

Hell On EarthUnited States Mobb Deep
Year of Release:1996Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1996:110Rank Score:327
Rank in 1990s999Overall Rank:5,138
Average Rating:  74/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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1000.

Double AllergicAustralia Powderfinger
Year of Release:1996Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1996:111Rank Score:327
Rank in 1990s1,000Overall Rank:5,139
Average Rating:  71/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 85 9%
1991 84 8%
1992 102 10%
1993 98 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 111 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 99 10%
1999 86 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 552 55%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Canada 35 4%
Australia 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 14 1%
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