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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.
19901,625160,751 Violator (130th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,648432,469 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19921,777251,253 Automatic For The People (55th)
by R.E.M.
19931,848266,294 In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,054442,209 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,147339,104 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,275273,953 Pinkerton (103rd)
by Weezer
19972,310432,447 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,273295,533 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,503267,504 Ágætis Byrjun (62nd)
by Sigur Rós
Total20,4603,161,518

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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981.

12 Golden Country GreatsUnited States Ween
Year of Release:1996Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1996:110Rank Score:304
Rank in 1990s981Overall Rank:4,887
Average Rating:  75/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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982.

Priest=AuraAustralia The Church
Year of Release:1992Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1992:101Rank Score:304
Rank in 1990s982Overall Rank:4,897
Average Rating:  76/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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983.

The Sun Rises In The EastUnited States Jeru The Damaja
Year of Release:1994Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1994:126Rank Score:304
Rank in 1990s983Overall Rank:4,902
Average Rating:  76/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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984.

The Angel And The Dark RiverUnited Kingdom My Dying Bride
Year of Release:1995Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1995:108Rank Score:303
Rank in 1990s984Overall Rank:4,915
Average Rating:  75/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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985.

Wrong-Eyed JesusUnited States Jim White
Year of Release:1997Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1997:100Rank Score:302
Rank in 1990s985Overall Rank:4,920
Average Rating:  72/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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986.

Our Time In EdenUnited States 10,000 Maniacs
Year of Release:1992Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1992:102Rank Score:302
Rank in 1990s986Overall Rank:4,929
Average Rating:  73/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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987.

Calculating InfinityUnited States The Dillinger Escape Plan
Year of Release:1999Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1999:86Rank Score:302
Rank in 1990s987Overall Rank:4,931
Average Rating:  73/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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988.

Hit To Death In The Future HeadUnited States The Flaming Lips
Year of Release:1992Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1992:103Rank Score:302
Rank in 1990s988Overall Rank:4,935
Average Rating:  74/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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989.

6 Feet DeepUnited States Gravediggaz
Year of Release:1994Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1994:127Rank Score:302
Rank in 1990s989Overall Rank:4,936
Average Rating:  75/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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990.

OlympianUnited Kingdom Gene
Year of Release:1995Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1995:109Rank Score:301
Rank in 1990s990Overall Rank:4,943
Average Rating:  73/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 81 8%
1991 79 8%
1992 104 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 129 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 111 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 87 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 556 56%
United Kingdom 260 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 30 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Ireland 16 2%
Norway 15 2%
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