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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 36,000 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.
19902,007183,008 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19912,021475,787 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,089276,585 Automatic For The People (57th)
by R.E.M.
19932,121298,249 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19942,323485,977 Grace (49th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,392368,746 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,574301,519 Pinkerton (100th)
by Weezer
19972,604472,273 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,572322,888 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,807294,841 Ágætis Byrjun (66th)
by Sigur Rós
Total23,5103,479,873

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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61.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:454 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:8,978
Rank in 1990s61Overall Rank:316
Average Rating:  84/100 (554 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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62.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:441 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:8,805
Rank in 1990s62Overall Rank:322
Average Rating:  82/100 (532 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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63.

The Holy BibleUnited Kingdom Manic Street Preachers
Year of Release:1994Appears in:360 charts
Rank in 1994:13Rank Score:8,801
Rank in 1990s63Overall Rank:323
Average Rating:  77/100 (470 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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64.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:412 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:8,673
Rank in 1990s64Overall Rank:328
Average Rating:  84/100 (460 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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65.

13United Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:1999Appears in:441 charts
Rank in 1999:4Rank Score:7,966
Rank in 1990s65Overall Rank:352
Average Rating:  79/100 (618 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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66.

DebutIceland Björk
Year of Release:1993Appears in:536 charts
Rank in 1993:6Rank Score:7,761
Rank in 1990s66Overall Rank:355
Average Rating:  80/100 (753 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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67.

Liquid SwordsUnited States GZA
Year of Release:1995Appears in:400 charts
Rank in 1995:7Rank Score:7,656
Rank in 1990s67Overall Rank:359
Average Rating:  84/100 (443 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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68.

69 Love SongsUnited States The Magnetic Fields
Year of Release:1999Appears in:382 charts
Rank in 1999:5Rank Score:7,641
Rank in 1990s68Overall Rank:360
Average Rating:  80/100 (473 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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69.

NowhereUnited Kingdom Ride
Year of Release:1990Appears in:428 charts
Rank in 1990:3Rank Score:7,537
Rank in 1990s69Overall Rank:361
Average Rating:  81/100 (503 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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70.

August And Everything AfterUnited States Counting Crows
Year of Release:1993Appears in:346 charts
Rank in 1993:7Rank Score:7,376
Rank in 1990s70Overall Rank:368
Average Rating:  73/100 (487 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 85 9%
1991 84 8%
1992 102 10%
1993 98 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 111 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 99 10%
1999 86 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 552 55%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Canada 35 4%
Australia 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 14 1%
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