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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 37,000 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.
19902,011183,350 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19912,023476,389 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,095276,758 Automatic For The People (58th)
by R.E.M.
19932,141298,344 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19942,326486,477 Grace (49th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,395368,955 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,577301,751 Pinkerton (100th)
by Weezer
19972,610472,851 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,590323,355 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,835294,996 Ágætis Byrjun (66th)
by Sigur Rós
Total23,6033,483,225

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
21.

PinkertonUnited States Weezer
Year of Release:1996Appears in:899 charts
Rank in 1996:1Rank Score:25,292
Rank in 1990s21Overall Rank:100
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,212 votes)
Comments: 120 comments
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22.

SpiderlandUnited States Slint
Year of Release:1991Appears in:794 charts
Rank in 1991:5Rank Score:22,266
Rank in 1990s22Overall Rank:112
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (925 votes)
Comments: 101 comments
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23.

Blood Sugar Sex MagikUnited States Red Hot Chili Peppers
Year of Release:1991Appears in:858 charts
Rank in 1991:6Rank Score:21,886
Rank in 1990s23Overall Rank:113
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,419 votes)
Comments: 77 comments
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24.

Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)United States Wu-Tang Clan
Year of Release:1993Appears in:795 charts
Rank in 1993:3Rank Score:21,387
Rank in 1990s24Overall Rank:118
Average Rating:  84/100 (936 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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25.

MTV Unplugged In New YorkUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1994Appears in:838 charts
Rank in 1994:6Rank Score:21,146
Rank in 1990s25Overall Rank:119
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,582 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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26.

If You're Feeling SinisterUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:823 charts
Rank in 1996:2Rank Score:20,895
Rank in 1990s26Overall Rank:122
Average Rating:  83/100 (946 votes)
Comments: 76 comments
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27.

HomogenicIceland Björk
Year of Release:1997Appears in:821 charts
Rank in 1997:2Rank Score:19,682
Rank in 1990s27Overall Rank:131
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,018 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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28.

ViolatorUnited Kingdom Depeche Mode
Year of Release:1990Appears in:848 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:19,622
Rank in 1990s28Overall Rank:132
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,008 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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29.

CalifornicationUnited States Red Hot Chili Peppers
Year of Release:1999Appears in:783 charts
Rank in 1999:3Rank Score:18,529
Rank in 1990s29Overall Rank:143
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,322 votes)
Comments: 62 comments
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30.

Endtroducing.....United States DJ Shadow
Year of Release:1996Appears in:730 charts
Rank in 1996:3Rank Score:18,340
Rank in 1990s30Overall Rank:145
Average Rating:  84/100 (834 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 85 9%
1991 84 8%
1992 101 10%
1993 99 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 109 11%
1996 111 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 99 10%
1999 86 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 551 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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