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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 27,000 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.
19901,514147,783 Violator (136th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,538406,144 Nevermind (8th)
by Nirvana
19921,651233,328 Automatic For The People (56th)
by R.E.M.
19931,735246,899 In Utero (51st)
by Nirvana
19941,891413,974 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,967318,504 The Bends (16th)
by Radiohead
19962,103256,096 Pinkerton (97th)
by Weezer
19972,170401,867 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,105275,771 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,334250,722 Ágætis Byrjun (64th)
by Sigur Rós
Total19,0082,951,086

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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11.

Siamese DreamUnited States The Smashing Pumpkins
Year of Release:1993Appears in:981 charts
Rank in 1993:2Rank Score:30,254
Rank in 1990s11Overall Rank:60
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,219 votes)
Comments: 100 comments
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12.

Ágætis ByrjunIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:1999Appears in:903 charts
Rank in 1999:1Rank Score:28,508
Rank in 1990s12Overall Rank:64
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,071 votes)
Comments: 98 comments
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13.

Mellon Collie And The Infinite SadnessUnited States The Smashing Pumpkins
Year of Release:1995Appears in:930 charts
Rank in 1995:3Rank Score:26,812
Rank in 1990s13Overall Rank:71
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,210 votes)
Comments: 115 comments
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14.

Weezer (The Blue Album)United States Weezer
Year of Release:1994Appears in:885 charts
Rank in 1994:2Rank Score:26,705
Rank in 1990s14Overall Rank:72
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,166 votes)
Comments: 97 comments
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15.

Achtung BabyIreland U2
Year of Release:1991Appears in:862 charts
Rank in 1991:4Rank Score:26,622
Rank in 1990s15Overall Rank:73
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,237 votes)
Comments: 100 comments
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16.

Definitely MaybeUnited Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1994Appears in:804 charts
Rank in 1994:3Rank Score:25,529
Rank in 1990s16Overall Rank:78
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,254 votes)
Comments: 105 comments
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17.

DummyUnited Kingdom Portishead
Year of Release:1994Appears in:932 charts
Rank in 1994:4Rank Score:24,386
Rank in 1990s17Overall Rank:82
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,011 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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18.

The Soft BulletinUnited States The Flaming Lips
Year of Release:1999Appears in:856 charts
Rank in 1999:2Rank Score:24,281
Rank in 1990s18Overall Rank:83
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,013 votes)
Comments: 90 comments
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19.

IllmaticUnited States Nas
Year of Release:1994Appears in:729 charts
Rank in 1994:5Rank Score:23,376
Rank in 1990s19Overall Rank:85
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (879 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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20.

Rage Against The MachineUnited States Rage Against The Machine
Year of Release:1992Appears in:758 charts
Rank in 1992:2Rank Score:22,102
Rank in 1990s20Overall Rank:93
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,044 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 85 9%
1991 78 8%
1992 97 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 130 13%
1995 111 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 100 10%
1998 97 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 558 56%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Canada 33 3%
Australia 27 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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