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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 27,000 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.
19901,512147,543 Violator (136th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,535406,036 Nevermind (8th)
by Nirvana
19921,651232,986 Automatic For The People (55th)
by R.E.M.
19931,732246,769 In Utero (51st)
by Nirvana
19941,887413,506 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,961317,873 The Bends (16th)
by Radiohead
19962,095255,259 Pinkerton (96th)
by Weezer
19972,168401,219 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,102275,643 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,331250,261 Ágætis Byrjun (64th)
by Sigur Rós
Total18,9742,947,096

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
51.

Laughing StockUnited Kingdom Talk Talk
Year of Release:1991Appears in:422 charts
Rank in 1991:10Rank Score:10,338
Rank in 1990s51Overall Rank:226
Average Rating:  84/100 (522 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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52.

Vs.United States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1993Appears in:407 charts
Rank in 1993:5Rank Score:10,249
Rank in 1990s52Overall Rank:227
Average Rating:  79/100 (632 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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53.

The Colour And The ShapeUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:1997Appears in:433 charts
Rank in 1997:7Rank Score:9,597
Rank in 1990s53Overall Rank:239
Average Rating:  79/100 (624 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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54.

Music Has The Right To ChildrenUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:1998Appears in:372 charts
Rank in 1998:4Rank Score:8,571
Rank in 1990s54Overall Rank:264
Average Rating:  81/100 (439 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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55.

Ready To DieUnited States The Notorious B.I.G.
Year of Release:1994Appears in:342 charts
Rank in 1994:12Rank Score:8,495
Rank in 1990s55Overall Rank:268
Average Rating:  80/100 (471 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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56.

Jagged Little PillCanada Alanis Morissette
Year of Release:1995Appears in:421 charts
Rank in 1995:5Rank Score:8,332
Rank in 1990s56Overall Rank:274
Average Rating:  75/100 (658 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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57.

Blue LinesUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1991Appears in:450 charts
Rank in 1991:11Rank Score:8,263
Rank in 1990s57Overall Rank:276
Average Rating:  81/100 (589 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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58.

The Holy BibleUnited Kingdom Manic Street Preachers
Year of Release:1994Appears in:299 charts
Rank in 1994:13Rank Score:7,941
Rank in 1990s58Overall Rank:287
Average Rating:  77/100 (393 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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59.

Selected Ambient Works 85-92United Kingdom Aphex Twin
Year of Release:1992Appears in:371 charts
Rank in 1992:5Rank Score:7,934
Rank in 1990s59Overall Rank:289
Average Rating:  83/100 (444 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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60.

13United Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:1999Appears in:350 charts
Rank in 1999:4Rank Score:7,025
Rank in 1990s60Overall Rank:323
Average Rating:  80/100 (493 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 85 9%
1991 79 8%
1992 96 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 130 13%
1995 112 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 100 10%
1998 97 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 558 56%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Canada 32 3%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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