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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 38,000 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.
19902,052185,407 Violator (131st)
by Depeche Mode
19912,078480,380 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,172280,115 Automatic For The People (58th)
by R.E.M.
19932,223302,833 In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,383492,501 Grace (50th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,458372,298 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,651304,886 Pinkerton (100th)
by Weezer
19972,674479,333 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,651326,911 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,896297,090 Ágætis Byrjun (65th)
by Sigur Rós
Total24,2383,521,754

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:906 charts
Rank in 1996:1Rank Score:25,202
Rank in 1990s21Overall Rank:100
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,244 votes)
Comments: 123 comments
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22.

SpiderlandUnited States Slint
Year of Release:1991Appears in:808 charts
Rank in 1991:5Rank Score:22,626
Rank in 1990s22Overall Rank:112
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (943 votes)
Comments: 101 comments
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23.

Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)United States Wu-Tang Clan
Year of Release:1993Appears in:815 charts
Rank in 1993:3Rank Score:22,102
Rank in 1990s23Overall Rank:113
Average Rating:  84/100 (964 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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24.

Blood Sugar Sex MagikUnited States Red Hot Chili Peppers
Year of Release:1991Appears in:868 charts
Rank in 1991:6Rank Score:22,002
Rank in 1990s24Overall Rank:115
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,437 votes)
Comments: 77 comments
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25.

MTV Unplugged In New YorkUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1994Appears in:854 charts
Rank in 1994:6Rank Score:21,694
Rank in 1990s25Overall Rank:119
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,609 votes)
Comments: 83 comments
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26.

If You're Feeling SinisterUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:836 charts
Rank in 1996:2Rank Score:21,315
Rank in 1990s26Overall Rank:120
Average Rating:  83/100 (970 votes)
Comments: 77 comments
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27.

HomogenicIceland Björk
Year of Release:1997Appears in:845 charts
Rank in 1997:2Rank Score:20,562
Rank in 1990s27Overall Rank:127
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,055 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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28.

ViolatorUnited Kingdom Depeche Mode
Year of Release:1990Appears in:862 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:19,848
Rank in 1990s28Overall Rank:131
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,033 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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29.

Endtroducing.....United States DJ Shadow
Year of Release:1996Appears in:746 charts
Rank in 1996:3Rank Score:18,597
Rank in 1990s29Overall Rank:143
Average Rating:  84/100 (857 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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30.

MezzanineUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1998Appears in:795 charts
Rank in 1998:2Rank Score:18,538
Rank in 1990s30Overall Rank:144
Average Rating:  83/100 (983 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 84 8%
1991 86 9%
1992 99 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 109 11%
1996 108 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 100 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Ween 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 551 55%
United Kingdom 258 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 13 1%
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