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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 27,000 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.
19901,514147,746 Violator (136th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,538405,566 Nevermind (8th)
by Nirvana
19921,651233,268 Automatic For The People (55th)
by R.E.M.
19931,735246,620 In Utero (51st)
by Nirvana
19941,891413,373 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,967318,280 The Bends (16th)
by Radiohead
19962,103255,790 Pinkerton (97th)
by Weezer
19972,170401,702 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,105275,553 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,334250,715 Ágætis Byrjun (64th)
by Sigur Rós
Total19,0082,948,612

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.

Tokyo Anal DynamiteJapan The Gerogerigegege
Year of Release:1990Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1990:84Rank Score:285
Rank in 1990s981Overall Rank:4,842
Average Rating:  71/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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982.

Spanish Dance TroupeUnited Kingdom Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
Year of Release:1999Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1999:84Rank Score:285
Rank in 1990s982Overall Rank:4,845
Average Rating:  76/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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983.

Bigtyme Recordz Vol II: All Screwed UpUnited States DJ Screw
Year of Release:1995Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1995:107Rank Score:285
Rank in 1990s983Overall Rank:4,853
Average Rating:  70/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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984.

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Compilation
Jamaica Lee "Scratch" Perry
Year of Release:1997Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1997:97Rank Score:284
Rank in 1990s984Overall Rank:4,864
Average Rating:  75/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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985.

ThirteenUnited Kingdom Teenage Fanclub
Year of Release:1993Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1993:102Rank Score:283
Rank in 1990s985Overall Rank:4,871
Average Rating:  72/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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986.

Vee VeeUnited States Archers Of Loaf
Year of Release:1995Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1995:108Rank Score:283
Rank in 1990s986Overall Rank:4,877
Average Rating:  76/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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987.

Mars Audiac QuintetUnited Kingdom Stereolab
Year of Release:1994Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1994:129Rank Score:283
Rank in 1990s987Overall Rank:4,880
Average Rating:  80/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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988.

Some Girls Wander By Mistake
Compilation
United Kingdom The Sisters Of Mercy
Year of Release:1992Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1992:96Rank Score:283
Rank in 1990s988Overall Rank:4,882
Average Rating:  73/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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989.

L'École Du Micro D'ArgentFrance IAM
Year of Release:1997Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1997:98Rank Score:279
Rank in 1990s989Overall Rank:4,929
Average Rating:  77/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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990.

Prolonging The MagicUnited States Cake
Year of Release:1998Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1998:97Rank Score:279
Rank in 1990s990Overall Rank:4,940
Average Rating:  74/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 85 9%
1991 79 8%
1992 96 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 130 13%
1995 111 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 100 10%
1998 97 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 557 56%
United Kingdom 266 27%
Canada 33 3%
Australia 27 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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