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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 36,000 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.
19902,007183,008 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19912,021475,787 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,089276,585 Automatic For The People (57th)
by R.E.M.
19932,121298,249 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19942,323485,977 Grace (49th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,392368,746 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,574301,519 Pinkerton (100th)
by Weezer
19972,604472,273 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,572322,888 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,807294,841 Ágætis Byrjun (66th)
by Sigur Rós
Total23,5103,479,873

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
31.

MezzanineUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1998Appears in:768 charts
Rank in 1998:2Rank Score:18,115
Rank in 1990s31Overall Rank:147
Average Rating:  83/100 (964 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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32.

Either/OrUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1997Appears in:734 charts
Rank in 1997:3Rank Score:17,906
Rank in 1990s32Overall Rank:149
Average Rating:  84/100 (861 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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33.

Slanted And EnchantedUnited States Pavement
Year of Release:1992Appears in:736 charts
Rank in 1992:3Rank Score:17,080
Rank in 1990s33Overall Rank:155
Average Rating:  83/100 (944 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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34.

MetallicaUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1991Appears in:705 charts
Rank in 1991:7Rank Score:16,736
Rank in 1990s34Overall Rank:157
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,203 votes)
Comments: 71 comments
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35.

The Downward SpiralMixed Nationality Nine Inch Nails
Year of Release:1994Appears in:689 charts
Rank in 1994:7Rank Score:16,640
Rank in 1990s35Overall Rank:158
Average Rating:  82/100 (871 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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36.

DookieUnited States Green Day
Year of Release:1994Appears in:770 charts
Rank in 1994:8Rank Score:16,349
Rank in 1990s36Overall Rank:163
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,181 votes)
Comments: 81 comments
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37.

ParklifeUnited Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:1994Appears in:788 charts
Rank in 1994:9Rank Score:15,996
Rank in 1990s37Overall Rank:166
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,104 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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38.

Crooked Rain, Crooked RainUnited States Pavement
Year of Release:1994Appears in:722 charts
Rank in 1994:10Rank Score:15,995
Rank in 1990s38Overall Rank:167
Average Rating:  83/100 (875 votes)
Comments: 71 comments
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39.

SouvlakiUnited Kingdom Slowdive
Year of Release:1993Appears in:651 charts
Rank in 1993:4Rank Score:15,827
Rank in 1990s39Overall Rank:170
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (694 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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40.

Different ClassUnited Kingdom Pulp
Year of Release:1995Appears in:689 charts
Rank in 1995:4Rank Score:15,752
Rank in 1990s40Overall Rank:172
Average Rating:  81/100 (799 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 85 9%
1991 84 8%
1992 102 10%
1993 98 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 111 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 99 10%
1999 86 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 552 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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