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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.
19901,514147,746 Violator (136th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,538405,566 Nevermind (8th)
by Nirvana
19921,651233,268 Automatic For The People (55th)
by R.E.M.
19931,735246,620 In Utero (51st)
by Nirvana
19941,891413,373 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,967318,280 The Bends (16th)
by Radiohead
19962,103255,790 Pinkerton (97th)
by Weezer
19972,170401,702 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,105275,553 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,334250,715 Ágætis Byrjun (64th)
by Sigur Rós
Total19,0082,948,612

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.

PostIceland Björk
Year of Release:1995Appears in:398 charts
Rank in 1995:6Rank Score:6,924
Rank in 1990s61Overall Rank:325
Average Rating:  81/100 (577 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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62.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:310 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:6,814
Rank in 1990s62Overall Rank:331
Average Rating:  83/100 (355 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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63.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:310 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:6,808
Rank in 1990s63Overall Rank:332
Average Rating:  81/100 (394 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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64.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:344 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:6,704
Rank in 1990s64Overall Rank:339
Average Rating:  84/100 (420 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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65.

69 Love SongsUnited States The Magnetic Fields
Year of Release:1999Appears in:292 charts
Rank in 1999:5Rank Score:6,669
Rank in 1990s65Overall Rank:341
Average Rating:  81/100 (382 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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66.

Bee ThousandUnited States Guided By Voices
Year of Release:1994Appears in:252 charts
Rank in 1994:14Rank Score:6,476
Rank in 1990s66Overall Rank:348
Average Rating:  80/100 (317 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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67.

Liquid SwordsUnited States GZA
Year of Release:1995Appears in:305 charts
Rank in 1995:7Rank Score:6,417
Rank in 1990s67Overall Rank:349
Average Rating:  84/100 (345 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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68.

August And Everything AfterUnited States Counting Crows
Year of Release:1993Appears in:258 charts
Rank in 1993:6Rank Score:6,356
Rank in 1990s68Overall Rank:352
Average Rating:  72/100 (395 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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69.

Dog Man StarUnited Kingdom Suede
Year of Release:1994Appears in:264 charts
Rank in 1994:15Rank Score:6,266
Rank in 1990s69Overall Rank:358
Average Rating:  78/100 (328 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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70.

Heaven Or Las VegasUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1990Appears in:310 charts
Rank in 1990:2Rank Score:6,194
Rank in 1990s70Overall Rank:359
Average Rating:  81/100 (341 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 85 9%
1991 79 8%
1992 96 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 130 13%
1995 111 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 100 10%
1998 97 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 557 56%
United Kingdom 266 27%
Canada 33 3%
Australia 27 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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