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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.
19901,953180,784 Violator (129th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,967471,294 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19921,991272,856 Automatic For The People (58th)
by R.E.M.
19932,069294,616 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19942,276479,980 Grace (48th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,344365,473 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,517297,023 Pinkerton (102nd)
by Weezer
19972,544468,299 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,515318,310 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,740290,363 Ágætis Byrjun (66th)
by Sigur Rós
Total22,9163,438,999

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
61.

Jagged Little PillCanada Alanis Morissette
Year of Release:1995Appears in:519 charts
Rank in 1995:6Rank Score:8,910
Rank in 1990s61Overall Rank:314
Average Rating:  76/100 (776 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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62.

The Holy BibleUnited Kingdom Manic Street Preachers
Year of Release:1994Appears in:345 charts
Rank in 1994:13Rank Score:8,688
Rank in 1990s62Overall Rank:320
Average Rating:  77/100 (461 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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63.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:405 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:8,661
Rank in 1990s63Overall Rank:322
Average Rating:  84/100 (446 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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64.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:431 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:8,648
Rank in 1990s64Overall Rank:323
Average Rating:  82/100 (514 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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65.

13United Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:1999Appears in:429 charts
Rank in 1999:4Rank Score:8,031
Rank in 1990s65Overall Rank:347
Average Rating:  80/100 (605 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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66.

DebutIceland Björk
Year of Release:1993Appears in:533 charts
Rank in 1993:6Rank Score:7,837
Rank in 1990s66Overall Rank:353
Average Rating:  80/100 (736 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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67.

69 Love SongsUnited States The Magnetic Fields
Year of Release:1999Appears in:375 charts
Rank in 1999:5Rank Score:7,625
Rank in 1990s67Overall Rank:357
Average Rating:  80/100 (465 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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68.

NowhereUnited Kingdom Ride
Year of Release:1990Appears in:427 charts
Rank in 1990:3Rank Score:7,490
Rank in 1990s68Overall Rank:360
Average Rating:  81/100 (493 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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69.

Liquid SwordsUnited States GZA
Year of Release:1995Appears in:389 charts
Rank in 1995:7Rank Score:7,475
Rank in 1990s69Overall Rank:361
Average Rating:  84/100 (435 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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70.

August And Everything AfterUnited States Counting Crows
Year of Release:1993Appears in:332 charts
Rank in 1993:7Rank Score:7,224
Rank in 1990s70Overall Rank:369
Average Rating:  73/100 (475 votes)
Comments: 32 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 %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Ween 5 1%
Pearl Jam 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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