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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 30,000 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.
19901,625160,653 Violator (130th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,649431,874 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19921,777251,044 Automatic For The People (55th)
by R.E.M.
19931,848266,485 In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,054441,896 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,147339,051 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,275273,711 Pinkerton (103rd)
by Weezer
19972,310432,447 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,275295,650 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,504267,427 Ágætis Byrjun (62nd)
by Sigur Rós
Total20,4643,160,238

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:462 charts
Rank in 1995:6Rank Score:7,894
Rank in 1990s61Overall Rank:319
Average Rating:  81/100 (645 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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62.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:354 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:7,756
Rank in 1990s62Overall Rank:324
Average Rating:  83/100 (391 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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63.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:361 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:7,659
Rank in 1990s63Overall Rank:328
Average Rating:  81/100 (441 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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64.

13United Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:1999Appears in:387 charts
Rank in 1999:4Rank Score:7,519
Rank in 1990s64Overall Rank:334
Average Rating:  80/100 (538 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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65.

Heaven Or Las VegasUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1990Appears in:381 charts
Rank in 1990:2Rank Score:7,432
Rank in 1990s65Overall Rank:338
Average Rating:  82/100 (385 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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66.

69 Love SongsUnited States The Magnetic Fields
Year of Release:1999Appears in:325 charts
Rank in 1999:5Rank Score:7,044
Rank in 1990s66Overall Rank:349
Average Rating:  81/100 (414 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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67.

Liquid SwordsUnited States GZA
Year of Release:1995Appears in:346 charts
Rank in 1995:7Rank Score:6,785
Rank in 1990s67Overall Rank:357
Average Rating:  84/100 (380 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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68.

NowhereUnited Kingdom Ride
Year of Release:1990Appears in:377 charts
Rank in 1990:3Rank Score:6,688
Rank in 1990s68Overall Rank:361
Average Rating:  82/100 (427 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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69.

August And Everything AfterUnited States Counting Crows
Year of Release:1993Appears in:290 charts
Rank in 1993:6Rank Score:6,649
Rank in 1990s69Overall Rank:365
Average Rating:  72/100 (423 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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70.

Angel DustUnited States Faith No More
Year of Release:1992Appears in:263 charts
Rank in 1992:6Rank Score:6,515
Rank in 1990s70Overall Rank:369
Average Rating:  78/100 (400 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 81 8%
1991 79 8%
1992 104 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 129 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 113 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 86 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 556 56%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 30 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Ireland 16 2%
Norway 16 2%
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