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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.
19901,560151,049 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19911,584415,897 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,698238,931 Automatic For The People (56th)
by R.E.M.
19931,781253,095 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19941,941422,922 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,033324,194 The Bends (17th)
by Radiohead
19962,173261,451 Pinkerton (99th)
by Weezer
19972,221411,217 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,172281,617 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,394254,262 Ágætis Byrjun (64th)
by Sigur Rós
Total19,5573,014,636

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:722 charts
Rank in 1996:1Rank Score:22,036
Rank in 1990s21Overall Rank:99
Average Rating:  83/100 (972 votes)
Comments: 104 comments
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22.

Blood Sugar Sex MagikUnited States Red Hot Chili Peppers
Year of Release:1991Appears in:733 charts
Rank in 1991:5Rank Score:20,469
Rank in 1990s22Overall Rank:110
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,196 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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23.

MTV Unplugged In New YorkUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1994Appears in:687 charts
Rank in 1994:6Rank Score:19,286
Rank in 1990s23Overall Rank:113
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,333 votes)
Comments: 62 comments
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24.

If You're Feeling SinisterUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:675 charts
Rank in 1996:2Rank Score:18,586
Rank in 1990s24Overall Rank:117
Average Rating:  84/100 (768 votes)
Comments: 70 comments
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25.

Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)United States Wu-Tang Clan
Year of Release:1993Appears in:624 charts
Rank in 1993:3Rank Score:18,265
Rank in 1990s25Overall Rank:119
Average Rating:  84/100 (750 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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26.

SpiderlandUnited States Slint
Year of Release:1991Appears in:612 charts
Rank in 1991:6Rank Score:17,974
Rank in 1990s26Overall Rank:124
Average Rating:  84/100 (724 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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27.

ViolatorUnited Kingdom Depeche Mode
Year of Release:1990Appears in:674 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:16,735
Rank in 1990s27Overall Rank:132
Average Rating:  83/100 (809 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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28.

CalifornicationUnited States Red Hot Chili Peppers
Year of Release:1999Appears in:637 charts
Rank in 1999:3Rank Score:16,486
Rank in 1990s28Overall Rank:137
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,122 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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29.

Endtroducing.....United States DJ Shadow
Year of Release:1996Appears in:597 charts
Rank in 1996:3Rank Score:15,873
Rank in 1990s29Overall Rank:139
Average Rating:  84/100 (681 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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30.

Slanted & EnchantedUnited States Pavement
Year of Release:1992Appears in:593 charts
Rank in 1992:3Rank Score:15,813
Rank in 1990s30Overall Rank:140
Average Rating:  83/100 (801 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%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
R.E.M. 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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