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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 28,000 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.
19901,560151,105 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19911,584415,655 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,698238,813 Automatic For The People (56th)
by R.E.M.
19931,782253,030 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19941,942422,566 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,033323,862 The Bends (17th)
by Radiohead
19962,171261,397 Pinkerton (99th)
by Weezer
19972,217410,730 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,170281,329 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,393254,120 Ágætis Byrjun (64th)
by Sigur Rós
Total19,5503,012,606

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:1,017 charts
Rank in 1993:2Rank Score:31,148
Rank in 1990s11Overall Rank:60
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,254 votes)
Comments: 105 comments
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12.

Ágætis ByrjunIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:1999Appears in:925 charts
Rank in 1999:1Rank Score:29,266
Rank in 1990s12Overall Rank:64
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,103 votes)
Comments: 99 comments
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13.

Weezer (The Blue Album)United States Weezer
Year of Release:1994Appears in:903 charts
Rank in 1994:2Rank Score:27,106
Rank in 1990s13Overall Rank:72
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,209 votes)
Comments: 99 comments
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14.

Achtung BabyIreland U2
Year of Release:1991Appears in:884 charts
Rank in 1991:4Rank Score:27,024
Rank in 1990s14Overall Rank:73
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,268 votes)
Comments: 101 comments
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15.

Mellon Collie And The Infinite SadnessUnited States The Smashing Pumpkins
Year of Release:1995Appears in:952 charts
Rank in 1995:3Rank Score:26,949
Rank in 1990s15Overall Rank:74
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,233 votes)
Comments: 118 comments
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16.

Definitely MaybeUnited Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1994Appears in:821 charts
Rank in 1994:3Rank Score:25,928
Rank in 1990s16Overall Rank:78
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,290 votes)
Comments: 109 comments
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17.

DummyUnited Kingdom Portishead
Year of Release:1994Appears in:967 charts
Rank in 1994:4Rank Score:25,107
Rank in 1990s17Overall Rank:82
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,045 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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18.

The Soft BulletinUnited States The Flaming Lips
Year of Release:1999Appears in:871 charts
Rank in 1999:2Rank Score:24,388
Rank in 1990s18Overall Rank:85
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,035 votes)
Comments: 90 comments
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19.

IllmaticUnited States Nas
Year of Release:1994Appears in:763 charts
Rank in 1994:5Rank Score:24,097
Rank in 1990s19Overall Rank:87
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (910 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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20.

Rage Against The MachineUnited States Rage Against The Machine
Year of Release:1992Appears in:783 charts
Rank in 1992:2Rank Score:22,682
Rank in 1990s20Overall Rank:94
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,072 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 78 8%
1992 101 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 131 13%
1995 111 11%
1996 114 11%
1997 99 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 84 8%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Suede 5 1%
Ween 5 1%
Green Day 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 561 56%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Canada 32 3%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 17 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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