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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.
19901,560151,049 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19911,584415,897 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,698238,931 Automatic For The People (56th)
by R.E.M.
19931,781253,095 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19941,941422,922 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,033324,194 The Bends (17th)
by Radiohead
19962,173261,451 Pinkerton (99th)
by Weezer
19972,221411,217 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,172281,617 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,394254,262 Ágætis Byrjun (64th)
by Sigur Rós
Total19,5573,014,636

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.

ScreamadelicaUnited Kingdom Primal Scream
Year of Release:1991Appears in:501 charts
Rank in 1991:10Rank Score:10,744
Rank in 1990s51Overall Rank:225
Average Rating:  80/100 (644 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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52.

Vs.United States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1993Appears in:429 charts
Rank in 1993:5Rank Score:10,564
Rank in 1990s52Overall Rank:229
Average Rating:  79/100 (653 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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53.

The Colour And The ShapeUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:1997Appears in:443 charts
Rank in 1997:7Rank Score:9,716
Rank in 1990s53Overall Rank:242
Average Rating:  79/100 (642 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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54.

Music Has The Right To ChildrenUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:1998Appears in:379 charts
Rank in 1998:4Rank Score:8,870
Rank in 1990s54Overall Rank:261
Average Rating:  81/100 (456 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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55.

Ready To DieUnited States The Notorious B.I.G.
Year of Release:1994Appears in:350 charts
Rank in 1994:12Rank Score:8,692
Rank in 1990s55Overall Rank:268
Average Rating:  80/100 (484 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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56.

Jagged Little PillCanada Alanis Morissette
Year of Release:1995Appears in:432 charts
Rank in 1995:5Rank Score:8,579
Rank in 1990s56Overall Rank:271
Average Rating:  75/100 (681 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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57.

Blue LinesUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1991Appears in:459 charts
Rank in 1991:11Rank Score:8,346
Rank in 1990s57Overall Rank:282
Average Rating:  80/100 (605 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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58.

Selected Ambient Works 85-92United Kingdom Aphex Twin
Year of Release:1992Appears in:388 charts
Rank in 1992:5Rank Score:8,097
Rank in 1990s58Overall Rank:294
Average Rating:  83/100 (462 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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59.

The Holy BibleUnited Kingdom Manic Street Preachers
Year of Release:1994Appears in:304 charts
Rank in 1994:13Rank Score:7,985
Rank in 1990s59Overall Rank:300
Average Rating:  77/100 (401 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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60.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:363 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:7,468
Rank in 1990s60Overall Rank:316
Average Rating:  84/100 (436 votes)
Comments: 36 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%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
R.E.M. 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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