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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
981.

Left Hand PathSweden Entombed
Year of Release:1990Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1990:80Rank Score:338
Rank in 1990s981Overall Rank:5,041
Average Rating:  76/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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982.

PermutationBrazil Amon Tobin
Year of Release:1998Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1998:98Rank Score:338
Rank in 1990s982Overall Rank:5,051
Average Rating:  76/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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983.

HeartworkUnited Kingdom Carcass
Year of Release:1993Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1993:96Rank Score:337
Rank in 1990s983Overall Rank:5,056
Average Rating:  78/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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984.

Hello RockviewUnited States Less Than Jake
Year of Release:1998Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1998:99Rank Score:336
Rank in 1990s984Overall Rank:5,062
Average Rating:  69/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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985.

Frank BlackUnited States Frank Black
Year of Release:1993Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1993:97Rank Score:336
Rank in 1990s985Overall Rank:5,063
Average Rating:  73/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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986.

Porno For PyrosUnited States Porno For Pyros
Year of Release:1993Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1993:98Rank Score:336
Rank in 1990s986Overall Rank:5,069
Average Rating:  70/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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987.

LysolUnited States Melvins
Year of Release:1992Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1992:101Rank Score:336
Rank in 1990s987Overall Rank:5,072
Average Rating:  78/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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988.

Hissing Prigs In Static CoutureUnited States Brainiac
Year of Release:1996Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1996:108Rank Score:336
Rank in 1990s988Overall Rank:5,075
Average Rating:  76/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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989.

WhateverUnited States Aimee Mann
Year of Release:1993Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 1993:99Rank Score:335
Rank in 1990s989Overall Rank:5,077
Average Rating:  73/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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990.

Milk & KissesUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1996Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1996:109Rank Score:335
Rank in 1990s990Overall Rank:5,081
Average Rating:  71/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 3 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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