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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.
19901,624160,722 Violator (130th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,646432,477 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19921,776251,181 Automatic For The People (55th)
by R.E.M.
19931,847266,159 In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,050442,133 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,145338,843 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,274273,814 Pinkerton (103rd)
by Weezer
19972,309432,030 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,271295,189 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,502267,386 Ágætis Byrjun (62nd)
by Sigur Rós
Total20,4443,159,933

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:1,080 charts
Rank in 1993:2Rank Score:32,479
Rank in 1990s11Overall Rank:60
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,307 votes)
Comments: 110 comments
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12.

Ágætis ByrjunIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:1999Appears in:985 charts
Rank in 1999:1Rank Score:30,479
Rank in 1990s12Overall Rank:62
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,175 votes)
Comments: 100 comments
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13.

Weezer (The Blue Album)United States Weezer
Year of Release:1994Appears in:976 charts
Rank in 1994:2Rank Score:28,589
Rank in 1990s13Overall Rank:71
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,278 votes)
Comments: 100 comments
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14.

Mellon Collie And The Infinite SadnessUnited States The Smashing Pumpkins
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,022 charts
Rank in 1995:3Rank Score:28,199
Rank in 1990s14Overall Rank:73
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,293 votes)
Comments: 122 comments
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15.

Achtung BabyIreland U2
Year of Release:1991Appears in:930 charts
Rank in 1991:4Rank Score:27,850
Rank in 1990s15Overall Rank:75
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,322 votes)
Comments: 105 comments
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16.

Definitely MaybeUnited Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1994Appears in:872 charts
Rank in 1994:3Rank Score:27,020
Rank in 1990s16Overall Rank:79
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,356 votes)
Comments: 111 comments
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17.

DummyUnited Kingdom Portishead
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,030 charts
Rank in 1994:4Rank Score:26,064
Rank in 1990s17Overall Rank:83
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,103 votes)
Comments: 70 comments
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18.

The Soft BulletinUnited States The Flaming Lips
Year of Release:1999Appears in:929 charts
Rank in 1999:2Rank Score:25,206
Rank in 1990s18Overall Rank:85
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,088 votes)
Comments: 93 comments
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19.

IllmaticUnited States Nas
Year of Release:1994Appears in:812 charts
Rank in 1994:5Rank Score:24,922
Rank in 1990s19Overall Rank:87
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (975 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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20.

Rage Against The MachineUnited States Rage Against The Machine
Year of Release:1992Appears in:839 charts
Rank in 1992:2Rank Score:23,526
Rank in 1990s20Overall Rank:94
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,135 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 81 8%
1991 79 8%
1992 105 11%
1993 101 10%
1994 129 13%
1995 109 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 557 56%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 30 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Ireland 16 2%
Norway 15 2%
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