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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 35,000 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.
19901,952180,802 Violator (129th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,967471,190 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19921,990272,553 Automatic For The People (57th)
by R.E.M.
19932,069294,310 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19942,276479,730 Grace (48th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,344365,223 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,518296,853 Pinkerton (102nd)
by Weezer
19972,545468,200 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,515318,286 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,740290,335 Ágætis Byrjun (66th)
by Sigur Rós
Total22,9163,437,482

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:871 charts
Rank in 1996:1Rank Score:24,698
Rank in 1990s21Overall Rank:102
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,186 votes)
Comments: 117 comments
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22.

Blood Sugar Sex MagikUnited States Red Hot Chili Peppers
Year of Release:1991Appears in:854 charts
Rank in 1991:5Rank Score:21,840
Rank in 1990s22Overall Rank:112
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,390 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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23.

SpiderlandUnited States Slint
Year of Release:1991Appears in:771 charts
Rank in 1991:6Rank Score:21,620
Rank in 1990s23Overall Rank:114
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (886 votes)
Comments: 97 comments
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24.

MTV Unplugged In New YorkUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1994Appears in:828 charts
Rank in 1994:6Rank Score:20,967
Rank in 1990s24Overall Rank:119
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,546 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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25.

Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)United States Wu-Tang Clan
Year of Release:1993Appears in:771 charts
Rank in 1993:3Rank Score:20,881
Rank in 1990s25Overall Rank:121
Average Rating:  84/100 (910 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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26.

If You're Feeling SinisterUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:809 charts
Rank in 1996:2Rank Score:20,710
Rank in 1990s26Overall Rank:122
Average Rating:  83/100 (925 votes)
Comments: 74 comments
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27.

ViolatorUnited Kingdom Depeche Mode
Year of Release:1990Appears in:840 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:19,704
Rank in 1990s27Overall Rank:129
Average Rating:  83/100 (974 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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28.

HomogenicIceland Björk
Year of Release:1997Appears in:809 charts
Rank in 1997:2Rank Score:19,540
Rank in 1990s28Overall Rank:130
Average Rating:  84/100 (990 votes)
Comments: 72 comments
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29.

CalifornicationUnited States Red Hot Chili Peppers
Year of Release:1999Appears in:770 charts
Rank in 1999:3Rank Score:18,293
Rank in 1990s29Overall Rank:141
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,295 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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30.

MezzanineUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1998Appears in:752 charts
Rank in 1998:2Rank Score:17,915
Rank in 1990s30Overall Rank:145
Average Rating:  83/100 (931 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 84 8%
1991 84 8%
1992 104 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 108 11%
1997 99 10%
1998 100 10%
1999 86 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 551 55%
United Kingdom 260 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 14 1%
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