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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 38,000 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.
19902,052185,407 Violator (131st)
by Depeche Mode
19912,078480,380 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,172280,115 Automatic For The People (58th)
by R.E.M.
19932,223302,833 In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,383492,501 Grace (50th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,458372,298 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,651304,886 Pinkerton (100th)
by Weezer
19972,674479,333 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,651326,911 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,896297,090 Ágætis Byrjun (65th)
by Sigur Rós
Total24,2383,521,754

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 Low End TheoryUnited States A Tribe Called Quest
Year of Release:1991Appears in:706 charts
Rank in 1991:8Rank Score:15,594
Rank in 1990s41Overall Rank:176
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (854 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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42.

The Lonesome Crowded WestUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1997Appears in:576 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:15,314
Rank in 1990s42Overall Rank:179
Average Rating:  84/100 (734 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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43.

SuperunknownUnited States Soundgarden
Year of Release:1994Appears in:672 charts
Rank in 1994:11Rank Score:14,878
Rank in 1990s43Overall Rank:184
Average Rating:  80/100 (941 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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44.

OdelayUnited States Beck
Year of Release:1996Appears in:757 charts
Rank in 1996:4Rank Score:14,867
Rank in 1990s44Overall Rank:185
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,069 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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45.

ÆnimaUnited States Tool
Year of Release:1996Appears in:527 charts
Rank in 1996:5Rank Score:14,429
Rank in 1990s45Overall Rank:192
Average Rating:  81/100 (732 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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46.

DirtUnited States Alice In Chains
Year of Release:1992Appears in:582 charts
Rank in 1992:4Rank Score:13,948
Rank in 1990s46Overall Rank:197
Average Rating:  81/100 (846 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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47.

Laughing StockUnited Kingdom Talk Talk
Year of Release:1991Appears in:563 charts
Rank in 1991:9Rank Score:13,426
Rank in 1990s47Overall Rank:207
Average Rating:  84/100 (668 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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48.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:592 charts
Rank in 1997:5Rank Score:12,643
Rank in 1990s48Overall Rank:220
Average Rating:  83/100 (740 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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49.

Urban HymnsUnited Kingdom The Verve
Year of Release:1997Appears in:637 charts
Rank in 1997:6Rank Score:12,597
Rank in 1990s49Overall Rank:222
Average Rating:  77/100 (898 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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50.

Moon SafariFrance Air
Year of Release:1998Appears in:637 charts
Rank in 1998:3Rank Score:12,522
Rank in 1990s50Overall Rank:224
Average Rating:  81/100 (798 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 84 8%
1991 86 9%
1992 99 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 109 11%
1996 108 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 100 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Ween 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 551 55%
United Kingdom 258 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 13 1%
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