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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.
19901,561151,092 Violator (133rd)
by Depeche Mode
19911,585416,286 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,698239,109 Automatic For The People (56th)
by R.E.M.
19931,781253,365 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19941,944423,674 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,036324,501 The Bends (17th)
by Radiohead
19962,173261,876 Pinkerton (99th)
by Weezer
19972,221411,632 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,185281,891 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,409254,665 Ágætis Byrjun (64th)
by Sigur Rós
Total19,5933,018,092

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.

ThirteenUnited Kingdom Teenage Fanclub
Year of Release:1993Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1993:100Rank Score:287
Rank in 1990s981Overall Rank:4,901
Average Rating:  72/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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982.

The Songs Of Distant EarthUnited Kingdom Mike Oldfield
Year of Release:1994Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1994:130Rank Score:287
Rank in 1990s982Overall Rank:4,906
Average Rating:  75/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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983.

AC/DC LiveAustralia AC/DC
Year of Release:1992Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1992:99Rank Score:287
Rank in 1990s983Overall Rank:4,917
Average Rating:  74/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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984.

Spanish Dance TroupeUnited Kingdom Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
Year of Release:1999Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1999:84Rank Score:286
Rank in 1990s984Overall Rank:4,928
Average Rating:  76/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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985.

Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone?United States Harvey Danger
Year of Release:1997Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1997:97Rank Score:286
Rank in 1990s985Overall Rank:4,929
Average Rating:  71/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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986.

Tokyo Anal DynamiteJapan The Gerogerigegege
Year of Release:1990Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1990:82Rank Score:285
Rank in 1990s986Overall Rank:4,935
Average Rating:  70/100 (15 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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987.

Bigtyme Recordz Vol II: All Screwed UpUnited States DJ Screw
Year of Release:1995Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1995:110Rank Score:285
Rank in 1990s987Overall Rank:4,942
Average Rating:  71/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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988.

Greatest Hits II
Compilation
United Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1991Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1991:77Rank Score:285
Rank in 1990s988Overall Rank:4,943
Average Rating:  79/100 (89 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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989.

New Plastic IdeasUnited States Unwound
Year of Release:1994Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1994:131Rank Score:285
Rank in 1990s989Overall Rank:4,947
Average Rating:  78/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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990.

Backwash
Compilation
United Kingdom Talulah Gosh
Year of Release:1996Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1996:113Rank Score:284
Rank in 1990s990Overall Rank:4,949
Average Rating:  75/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 78 8%
1992 101 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 131 13%
1995 111 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 99 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 84 8%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 560 56%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Canada 32 3%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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