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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 30,000 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.
19901,625160,889 Violator (130th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,646432,583 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19921,775251,348 Automatic For The People (55th)
by R.E.M.
19931,847266,257 In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,051442,407 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,147339,051 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,274273,881 Pinkerton (103rd)
by Weezer
19972,310432,309 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,272295,465 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,502267,358 Ágætis Byrjun (62nd)
by Sigur Rós
Total20,4493,161,548

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:501 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:13,634
Rank in 1990s41Overall Rank:178
Average Rating:  84/100 (613 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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42.

The Low End TheoryUnited States A Tribe Called Quest
Year of Release:1991Appears in:572 charts
Rank in 1991:8Rank Score:13,504
Rank in 1990s42Overall Rank:180
Average Rating:  84/100 (670 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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43.

SuperunknownUnited States Soundgarden
Year of Release:1994Appears in:579 charts
Rank in 1994:11Rank Score:13,494
Rank in 1990s43Overall Rank:181
Average Rating:  80/100 (798 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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44.

SouvlakiUnited Kingdom Slowdive
Year of Release:1993Appears in:545 charts
Rank in 1993:4Rank Score:13,314
Rank in 1990s44Overall Rank:186
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (553 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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45.

ÆnimaUnited States Tool
Year of Release:1996Appears in:447 charts
Rank in 1996:5Rank Score:13,020
Rank in 1990s45Overall Rank:190
Average Rating:  80/100 (636 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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46.

DirtUnited States Alice In Chains
Year of Release:1992Appears in:497 charts
Rank in 1992:4Rank Score:12,435
Rank in 1990s46Overall Rank:200
Average Rating:  81/100 (720 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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47.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:536 charts
Rank in 1997:5Rank Score:12,071
Rank in 1990s47Overall Rank:206
Average Rating:  83/100 (614 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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48.

Laughing StockUnited Kingdom Talk Talk
Year of Release:1991Appears in:465 charts
Rank in 1991:9Rank Score:11,738
Rank in 1990s48Overall Rank:215
Average Rating:  84/100 (565 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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49.

Urban HymnsUnited Kingdom The Verve
Year of Release:1997Appears in:556 charts
Rank in 1997:6Rank Score:11,658
Rank in 1990s49Overall Rank:218
Average Rating:  77/100 (812 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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50.

Moon SafariFrance Air
Year of Release:1998Appears in:547 charts
Rank in 1998:3Rank Score:11,609
Rank in 1990s50Overall Rank:219
Average Rating:  81/100 (673 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 81 8%
1991 79 8%
1992 104 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 129 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 111 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 87 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 556 56%
United Kingdom 260 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 30 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Ireland 16 2%
Norway 15 2%
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