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Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the greatest albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 37,000 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.
19902,037184,762 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19912,052479,276 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,133279,595 Automatic For The People (57th)
by R.E.M.
19932,186301,361 In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,358491,343 Grace (48th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,441371,628 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,617304,560 Pinkerton (99th)
by Weezer
19972,653477,554 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,624326,664 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,869296,673 Ágætis Byrjun (66th)
by Sigur Rós
Total23,9703,513,415

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.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:456 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:9,162
Rank in 1990s61Overall Rank:313
Average Rating:  82/100 (551 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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62.

Jagged Little PillCanada Alanis Morissette
Year of Release:1995Appears in:530 charts
Rank in 1995:6Rank Score:9,030
Rank in 1990s62Overall Rank:317
Average Rating:  76/100 (800 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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63.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:418 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:8,843
Rank in 1990s63Overall Rank:325
Average Rating:  84/100 (477 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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64.

The Holy BibleUnited Kingdom Manic Street Preachers
Year of Release:1994Appears in:362 charts
Rank in 1994:13Rank Score:8,800
Rank in 1990s64Overall Rank:327
Average Rating:  77/100 (483 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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65.

13United Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:1999Appears in:446 charts
Rank in 1999:4Rank Score:8,084
Rank in 1990s65Overall Rank:348
Average Rating:  80/100 (637 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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66.

DebutIceland Björk
Year of Release:1993Appears in:558 charts
Rank in 1993:6Rank Score:7,981
Rank in 1990s66Overall Rank:353
Average Rating:  80/100 (774 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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67.

Liquid SwordsUnited States GZA
Year of Release:1995Appears in:410 charts
Rank in 1995:7Rank Score:7,784
Rank in 1990s67Overall Rank:357
Average Rating:  84/100 (454 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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68.

NowhereUnited Kingdom Ride
Year of Release:1990Appears in:439 charts
Rank in 1990:3Rank Score:7,606
Rank in 1990s68Overall Rank:363
Average Rating:  81/100 (517 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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69.

69 Love SongsUnited States The Magnetic Fields
Year of Release:1999Appears in:385 charts
Rank in 1999:5Rank Score:7,519
Rank in 1990s69Overall Rank:367
Average Rating:  80/100 (480 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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70.

August And Everything AfterUnited States Counting Crows
Year of Release:1993Appears in:351 charts
Rank in 1993:7Rank Score:7,422
Rank in 1990s70Overall Rank:369
Average Rating:  73/100 (500 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 85 9%
1992 101 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 110 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 99 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Ween 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 547 55%
United Kingdom 258 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 14 1%
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