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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.
19902,074187,058 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19912,123483,996 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,210282,638 Automatic For The People (58th)
by R.E.M.
19932,280305,305 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19942,418495,968 Grace (50th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,511373,398 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,690307,944 Pinkerton (100th)
by Weezer
19972,705483,154 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,681329,430 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,929300,469 Ágætis Byrjun (65th)
by Sigur Rós
Total24,6213,549,359

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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11.

Siamese DreamUnited States The Smashing Pumpkins
Year of Release:1993Appears in:1,299 charts
Rank in 1993:2Rank Score:37,908
Rank in 1990s11Overall Rank:59
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,548 votes)
Comments: 127 comments
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12.

Ágætis ByrjunIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:1999Appears in:1,143 charts
Rank in 1999:1Rank Score:34,248
Rank in 1990s12Overall Rank:65
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,383 votes)
Comments: 121 comments
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13.

Weezer (The Blue Album)United States Weezer
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,169 charts
Rank in 1994:2Rank Score:33,357
Rank in 1990s13Overall Rank:68
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,557 votes)
Comments: 119 comments
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14.

Mellon Collie And The Infinite SadnessUnited States The Smashing Pumpkins
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,206 charts
Rank in 1995:3Rank Score:31,983
Rank in 1990s14Overall Rank:74
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,489 votes)
Comments: 138 comments
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15.

Achtung BabyIreland U2
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,060 charts
Rank in 1991:4Rank Score:29,725
Rank in 1990s15Overall Rank:78
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,518 votes)
Comments: 123 comments
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16.

DummyUnited Kingdom Portishead
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,197 charts
Rank in 1994:3Rank Score:29,566
Rank in 1990s16Overall Rank:80
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,327 votes)
Comments: 86 comments
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17.

Definitely MaybeUnited Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,022 charts
Rank in 1994:4Rank Score:29,430
Rank in 1990s17Overall Rank:81
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,563 votes)
Comments: 127 comments
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18.

IllmaticUnited States Nas
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,000 charts
Rank in 1994:5Rank Score:29,345
Rank in 1990s18Overall Rank:82
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,209 votes)
Comments: 80 comments
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19.

The Soft BulletinUnited States The Flaming Lips
Year of Release:1999Appears in:1,032 charts
Rank in 1999:2Rank Score:26,255
Rank in 1990s19Overall Rank:95
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,252 votes)
Comments: 102 comments
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20.

Rage Against The MachineUnited States Rage Against The Machine
Year of Release:1992Appears in:991 charts
Rank in 1992:2Rank Score:26,126
Rank in 1990s20Overall Rank:96
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,317 votes)
Comments: 71 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 83 8%
1991 84 8%
1992 100 10%
1993 103 10%
1994 127 13%
1995 107 11%
1996 108 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 100 10%
1999 87 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 5 1%
Green Day 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 545 55%
United Kingdom 258 26%
Canada 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Ireland 14 1%
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