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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.
19901,560151,159 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19911,582415,807 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,696238,964 Automatic For The People (56th)
by R.E.M.
19931,782253,114 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19941,942422,554 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,032323,996 The Bends (17th)
by Radiohead
19962,171261,719 Pinkerton (99th)
by Weezer
19972,217410,879 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,170281,549 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,393254,110 Ágætis Byrjun (64th)
by Sigur Rós
Total19,5453,013,850

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
41.

The Lonesome Crowded WestUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1997Appears in:456 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:12,784
Rank in 1990s41Overall Rank:179
Average Rating:  84/100 (566 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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42.

ÆnimaUnited States Tool
Year of Release:1996Appears in:408 charts
Rank in 1996:5Rank Score:12,753
Rank in 1990s42Overall Rank:182
Average Rating:  80/100 (601 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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43.

SuperunknownUnited States Soundgarden
Year of Release:1994Appears in:531 charts
Rank in 1994:11Rank Score:12,626
Rank in 1990s43Overall Rank:184
Average Rating:  80/100 (758 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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44.

The Low End TheoryUnited States A Tribe Called Quest
Year of Release:1991Appears in:515 charts
Rank in 1991:8Rank Score:12,523
Rank in 1990s44Overall Rank:187
Average Rating:  84/100 (623 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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45.

DirtUnited States Alice In Chains
Year of Release:1992Appears in:461 charts
Rank in 1992:4Rank Score:12,310
Rank in 1990s45Overall Rank:191
Average Rating:  81/100 (682 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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46.

SouvlakiUnited Kingdom Slowdive
Year of Release:1993Appears in:478 charts
Rank in 1993:4Rank Score:11,900
Rank in 1990s46Overall Rank:198
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (497 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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47.

Urban HymnsUnited Kingdom The Verve
Year of Release:1997Appears in:537 charts
Rank in 1997:5Rank Score:11,494
Rank in 1990s47Overall Rank:204
Average Rating:  77/100 (784 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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48.

Laughing StockUnited Kingdom Talk Talk
Year of Release:1991Appears in:436 charts
Rank in 1991:9Rank Score:11,083
Rank in 1990s48Overall Rank:216
Average Rating:  84/100 (536 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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49.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:490 charts
Rank in 1997:6Rank Score:11,028
Rank in 1990s49Overall Rank:217
Average Rating:  83/100 (580 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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50.

Moon SafariFrance Air
Year of Release:1998Appears in:518 charts
Rank in 1998:3Rank Score:11,003
Rank in 1990s50Overall Rank:218
Average Rating:  81/100 (631 votes)
Comments: 37 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%
Pavement 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
Ween 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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