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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 35,000 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.
19901,953180,784 Violator (129th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,967471,294 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19921,991272,856 Automatic For The People (58th)
by R.E.M.
19932,069294,616 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19942,276479,980 Grace (48th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,344365,473 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,517297,023 Pinkerton (102nd)
by Weezer
19972,544468,299 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,515318,310 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,740290,363 Ágætis Byrjun (66th)
by Sigur Rós
Total22,9163,438,999

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.

Angel RatCanada Voïvod
Year of Release:1991Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1991:83Rank Score:332
Rank in 1990s981Overall Rank:4,989
Average Rating:  73/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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982.

WhateverUnited States Aimee Mann
Year of Release:1993Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1993:98Rank Score:331
Rank in 1990s982Overall Rank:4,990
Average Rating:  73/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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983.

LondiniumUnited Kingdom Archive
Year of Release:1996Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1996:106Rank Score:331
Rank in 1990s983Overall Rank:4,991
Average Rating:  74/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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984.

CounterpartsCanada Rush
Year of Release:1993Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1993:99Rank Score:331
Rank in 1990s984Overall Rank:4,994
Average Rating:  74/100 (89 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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985.

HeartworkUnited Kingdom Carcass
Year of Release:1993Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1993:100Rank Score:331
Rank in 1990s985Overall Rank:4,995
Average Rating:  77/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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986.

Time's UpUnited States Living Colour
Year of Release:1990Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1990:83Rank Score:330
Rank in 1990s986Overall Rank:5,005
Average Rating:  76/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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987.

Harsh 70s RealityNew Zealand The Dead C
Year of Release:1992Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1992:101Rank Score:330
Rank in 1990s987Overall Rank:5,009
Average Rating:  75/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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988.

Slightly OdwayAustralia Jebediah
Year of Release:1997Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1997:99Rank Score:329
Rank in 1990s988Overall Rank:5,011
Average Rating:  73/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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989.

Turns Into Stone
Compilation
United Kingdom The Stone Roses
Year of Release:1992Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1992:102Rank Score:329
Rank in 1990s989Overall Rank:5,012
Average Rating:  77/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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990.

Seal IIUnited Kingdom Seal
Year of Release:1994Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1994:125Rank Score:329
Rank in 1990s990Overall Rank:5,013
Average Rating:  73/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 84 8%
1991 84 8%
1992 104 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 108 11%
1997 99 10%
1998 100 10%
1999 86 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Ween 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 551 55%
United Kingdom 260 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 14 1%
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