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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 38,000 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.
19902,052185,407 Violator (131st)
by Depeche Mode
19912,078480,380 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,172280,115 Automatic For The People (58th)
by R.E.M.
19932,223302,833 In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,383492,501 Grace (50th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,458372,298 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,651304,886 Pinkerton (100th)
by Weezer
19972,674479,333 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,651326,911 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,896297,090 Ágætis Byrjun (65th)
by Sigur Rós
Total24,2383,521,754

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
101.

The Slim Shady LPUnited States Eminem
Year of Release:1999Appears in:316 charts
Rank in 1999:13Rank Score:5,118
Rank in 1990s101Overall Rank:518
Average Rating:  76/100 (608 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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102.

Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A MemoryUnited States Dream Theater
Year of Release:1999Appears in:223 charts
Rank in 1999:14Rank Score:5,073
Rank in 1990s102Overall Rank:522
Average Rating:  78/100 (355 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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103.

Reasonable DoubtUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:1996Appears in:249 charts
Rank in 1996:9Rank Score:4,985
Rank in 1990s103Overall Rank:530
Average Rating:  74/100 (417 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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104.

Long SeasonJapan フィッシュマンズ [Fishmans]
Year of Release:1996Appears in:220 charts
Rank in 1996:10Rank Score:4,924
Rank in 1990s104Overall Rank:539
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (259 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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105.

Images And WordsUnited States Dream Theater
Year of Release:1992Appears in:236 charts
Rank in 1992:9Rank Score:4,912
Rank in 1990s105Overall Rank:541
Average Rating:  78/100 (353 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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106.

The MolluskUnited States Ween
Year of Release:1997Appears in:242 charts
Rank in 1997:13Rank Score:4,878
Rank in 1990s106Overall Rank:546
Average Rating:  82/100 (333 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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107.

BadmotorfingerUnited States Soundgarden
Year of Release:1991Appears in:300 charts
Rank in 1991:13Rank Score:4,839
Rank in 1990s107Overall Rank:549
Average Rating:  78/100 (453 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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108.

SuedeUnited Kingdom Suede
Year of Release:1993Appears in:284 charts
Rank in 1993:9Rank Score:4,792
Rank in 1990s108Overall Rank:552
Average Rating:  78/100 (381 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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109.

Let Love InAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1994Appears in:318 charts
Rank in 1994:19Rank Score:4,737
Rank in 1990s109Overall Rank:558
Average Rating:  81/100 (361 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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110.

Modern Life is RubbishUnited Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:1993Appears in:318 charts
Rank in 1993:10Rank Score:4,722
Rank in 1990s110Overall Rank:560
Average Rating:  77/100 (552 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 84 8%
1991 86 9%
1992 99 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 109 11%
1996 108 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 100 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Ween 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 551 55%
United Kingdom 258 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 13 1%
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