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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
41.

The Lonesome Crowded WestUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1997Appears in:561 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:15,074
Rank in 1990s41Overall Rank:178
Average Rating:  84/100 (691 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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42.

The Low End TheoryUnited States A Tribe Called Quest
Year of Release:1991Appears in:671 charts
Rank in 1991:8Rank Score:15,043
Rank in 1990s42Overall Rank:179
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (802 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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43.

OdelayUnited States Beck
Year of Release:1996Appears in:732 charts
Rank in 1996:4Rank Score:14,742
Rank in 1990s43Overall Rank:181
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,024 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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44.

SuperunknownUnited States Soundgarden
Year of Release:1994Appears in:648 charts
Rank in 1994:11Rank Score:14,447
Rank in 1990s44Overall Rank:185
Average Rating:  80/100 (891 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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45.

ÆnimaUnited States Tool
Year of Release:1996Appears in:506 charts
Rank in 1996:5Rank Score:14,090
Rank in 1990s45Overall Rank:193
Average Rating:  80/100 (701 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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46.

DirtUnited States Alice In Chains
Year of Release:1992Appears in:562 charts
Rank in 1992:4Rank Score:13,737
Rank in 1990s46Overall Rank:195
Average Rating:  81/100 (806 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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47.

Laughing StockUnited Kingdom Talk Talk
Year of Release:1991Appears in:528 charts
Rank in 1991:9Rank Score:12,630
Rank in 1990s47Overall Rank:216
Average Rating:  84/100 (627 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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48.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:573 charts
Rank in 1997:5Rank Score:12,504
Rank in 1990s48Overall Rank:218
Average Rating:  83/100 (705 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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49.

Urban HymnsUnited Kingdom The Verve
Year of Release:1997Appears in:619 charts
Rank in 1997:6Rank Score:12,501
Rank in 1990s49Overall Rank:219
Average Rating:  77/100 (869 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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50.

Moon SafariFrance Air
Year of Release:1998Appears in:617 charts
Rank in 1998:3Rank Score:12,223
Rank in 1990s50Overall Rank:223
Average Rating:  81/100 (754 votes)
Comments: 44 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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