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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 37,000 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.
19902,010183,391 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19912,023476,486 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,094276,931 Automatic For The People (57th)
by R.E.M.
19932,142298,601 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19942,326486,711 Grace (49th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,393369,201 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,577301,697 Pinkerton (100th)
by Weezer
19972,605472,907 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,592323,499 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,832294,909 Ágætis Byrjun (67th)
by Sigur Rós
Total23,5943,484,334

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
131.

All Eyez On MeUnited States 2Pac
Year of Release:1996Appears in:242 charts
Rank in 1996:14Rank Score:4,047
Rank in 1990s131Overall Rank:632
Average Rating:  72/100 (372 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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132.

Trompe Le MondeUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1991Appears in:262 charts
Rank in 1991:15Rank Score:4,041
Rank in 1990s132Overall Rank:634
Average Rating:  78/100 (467 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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133.

HomeworkFrance Daft Punk
Year of Release:1997Appears in:297 charts
Rank in 1997:16Rank Score:4,036
Rank in 1990s133Overall Rank:635
Average Rating:  77/100 (497 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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134.

Wowee ZoweeUnited States Pavement
Year of Release:1995Appears in:257 charts
Rank in 1995:10Rank Score:3,969
Rank in 1990s134Overall Rank:643
Average Rating:  80/100 (362 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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135.

Exile In GuyvilleUnited States Liz Phair
Year of Release:1993Appears in:270 charts
Rank in 1993:13Rank Score:3,910
Rank in 1990s135Overall Rank:650
Average Rating:  77/100 (330 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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136.

98.12.28 Otokotachi No WakareJapan フィッシュマンズ [Fishmans]
Year of Release:1999Appears in:122 charts
Rank in 1999:18Rank Score:3,887
Rank in 1990s136Overall Rank:654
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (130 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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137.

DirtyUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1992Appears in:276 charts
Rank in 1992:10Rank Score:3,865
Rank in 1990s137Overall Rank:662
Average Rating:  79/100 (413 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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138.

The La'sUnited Kingdom The La's
Year of Release:1990Appears in:290 charts
Rank in 1990:10Rank Score:3,861
Rank in 1990s138Overall Rank:664
Average Rating:  77/100 (333 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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139.

Ill CommunicationUnited States Beastie Boys
Year of Release:1994Appears in:252 charts
Rank in 1994:23Rank Score:3,765
Rank in 1990s139Overall Rank:677
Average Rating:  78/100 (392 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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140.

Down Colorful HillUnited States Red House Painters
Year of Release:1992Appears in:218 charts
Rank in 1992:11Rank Score:3,651
Rank in 1990s140Overall Rank:692
Average Rating:  79/100 (258 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 85 9%
1991 84 8%
1992 101 10%
1993 99 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 109 11%
1996 111 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 99 10%
1999 86 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 551 55%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Canada 35 4%
Australia 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 14 1%
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