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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 28,000 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.
19901,569151,094 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19911,589416,530 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,699239,156 Automatic For The People (56th)
by R.E.M.
19931,781253,433 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19941,945423,920 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,036324,541 The Bends (17th)
by Radiohead
19962,174261,917 Pinkerton (99th)
by Weezer
19972,223411,546 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,185282,012 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,410254,669 Ágætis Byrjun (64th)
by Sigur Rós
Total19,6113,018,816

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.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:323 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:7,222
Rank in 1990s61Overall Rank:326
Average Rating:  83/100 (363 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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62.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:324 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:7,213
Rank in 1990s62Overall Rank:327
Average Rating:  80/100 (405 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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63.

PostIceland Björk
Year of Release:1995Appears in:412 charts
Rank in 1995:6Rank Score:7,159
Rank in 1990s63Overall Rank:329
Average Rating:  81/100 (593 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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64.

13United Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:1999Appears in:359 charts
Rank in 1999:4Rank Score:6,953
Rank in 1990s64Overall Rank:335
Average Rating:  80/100 (510 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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65.

69 Love SongsUnited States The Magnetic Fields
Year of Release:1999Appears in:299 charts
Rank in 1999:5Rank Score:6,837
Rank in 1990s65Overall Rank:343
Average Rating:  81/100 (390 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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66.

Bee ThousandUnited States Guided By Voices
Year of Release:1994Appears in:260 charts
Rank in 1994:14Rank Score:6,586
Rank in 1990s66Overall Rank:350
Average Rating:  80/100 (321 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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67.

August And Everything AfterUnited States Counting Crows
Year of Release:1993Appears in:266 charts
Rank in 1993:6Rank Score:6,471
Rank in 1990s67Overall Rank:353
Average Rating:  72/100 (409 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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68.

Liquid SwordsUnited States GZA
Year of Release:1995Appears in:315 charts
Rank in 1995:7Rank Score:6,436
Rank in 1990s68Overall Rank:355
Average Rating:  84/100 (358 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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69.

Heaven Or Las VegasUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1990Appears in:331 charts
Rank in 1990:2Rank Score:6,388
Rank in 1990s69Overall Rank:357
Average Rating:  81/100 (358 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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70.

Dog Man StarUnited Kingdom Suede
Year of Release:1994Appears in:278 charts
Rank in 1994:15Rank Score:6,372
Rank in 1990s70Overall Rank:358
Average Rating:  78/100 (336 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 78 8%
1992 102 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 131 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 99 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 84 8%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 561 56%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Canada 31 3%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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