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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
51.

ScreamadelicaUnited Kingdom Primal Scream
Year of Release:1991Appears in:556 charts
Rank in 1991:10Rank Score:11,409
Rank in 1990s51Overall Rank:239
Average Rating:  80/100 (725 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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52.

Vs.United States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1993Appears in:500 charts
Rank in 1993:5Rank Score:11,205
Rank in 1990s52Overall Rank:242
Average Rating:  79/100 (771 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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53.

The Colour And The ShapeUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:1997Appears in:520 charts
Rank in 1997:7Rank Score:10,774
Rank in 1990s53Overall Rank:251
Average Rating:  78/100 (753 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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54.

Ready To DieUnited States The Notorious B.I.G.
Year of Release:1994Appears in:450 charts
Rank in 1994:12Rank Score:10,385
Rank in 1990s54Overall Rank:261
Average Rating:  81/100 (588 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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55.

Music Has The Right To ChildrenUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:1998Appears in:463 charts
Rank in 1998:4Rank Score:9,967
Rank in 1990s55Overall Rank:272
Average Rating:  81/100 (546 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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56.

Selected Ambient Works 85-92United Kingdom Aphex Twin
Year of Release:1992Appears in:467 charts
Rank in 1992:5Rank Score:9,531
Rank in 1990s56Overall Rank:291
Average Rating:  83/100 (595 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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57.

Blue LinesUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1991Appears in:531 charts
Rank in 1991:11Rank Score:9,307
Rank in 1990s57Overall Rank:300
Average Rating:  80/100 (690 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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58.

PostIceland Björk
Year of Release:1995Appears in:543 charts
Rank in 1995:5Rank Score:9,226
Rank in 1990s58Overall Rank:302
Average Rating:  81/100 (752 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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59.

Heaven Or Las VegasUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1990Appears in:468 charts
Rank in 1990:2Rank Score:9,143
Rank in 1990s59Overall Rank:306
Average Rating:  82/100 (477 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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60.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:447 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:9,021
Rank in 1990s60Overall Rank:311
Average Rating:  84/100 (540 votes)
Comments: 39 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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