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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.
19902,021184,256 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19912,028478,721 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,108278,042 Automatic For The People (58th)
by R.E.M.
19932,163300,293 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19942,339488,827 Grace (50th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,409369,654 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,602303,520 Pinkerton (99th)
by Weezer
19972,625474,703 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,603324,468 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,848296,073 Ágætis Byrjun (65th)
by Sigur Rós
Total23,7463,498,556

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
141.

Down Colorful HillUnited States Red House Painters
Year of Release:1992Appears in:220 charts
Rank in 1992:12Rank Score:3,631
Rank in 1990s141Overall Rank:697
Average Rating:  79/100 (259 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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142.

This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think AboutUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1996Appears in:207 charts
Rank in 1996:15Rank Score:3,625
Rank in 1990s142Overall Rank:699
Average Rating:  78/100 (329 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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143.

The Shape Of Punk To ComeSweden Refused
Year of Release:1998Appears in:185 charts
Rank in 1998:11Rank Score:3,616
Rank in 1990s143Overall Rank:701
Average Rating:  78/100 (219 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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144.

New Adventures In Hi-FiUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1996Appears in:248 charts
Rank in 1996:16Rank Score:3,612
Rank in 1990s144Overall Rank:703
Average Rating:  76/100 (431 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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145.

Rid Of MeUnited Kingdom PJ Harvey
Year of Release:1993Appears in:273 charts
Rank in 1993:14Rank Score:3,608
Rank in 1990s145Overall Rank:705
Average Rating:  79/100 (394 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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146.

AdoreUnited States The Smashing Pumpkins
Year of Release:1998Appears in:251 charts
Rank in 1998:12Rank Score:3,606
Rank in 1990s146Overall Rank:706
Average Rating:  76/100 (416 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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147.

ATLiensUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1996Appears in:215 charts
Rank in 1996:17Rank Score:3,584
Rank in 1990s147Overall Rank:709
Average Rating:  80/100 (324 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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148.

I See A DarknessUnited States Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Year of Release:1999Appears in:246 charts
Rank in 1999:19Rank Score:3,523
Rank in 1990s148Overall Rank:723
Average Rating:  79/100 (297 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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149.

Third Eye BlindUnited States Third Eye Blind
Year of Release:1997Appears in:196 charts
Rank in 1997:17Rank Score:3,486
Rank in 1990s149Overall Rank:731
Average Rating:  74/100 (293 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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150.

Beautiful FreakUnited States Eels
Year of Release:1996Appears in:259 charts
Rank in 1996:18Rank Score:3,473
Rank in 1990s150Overall Rank:733
Average Rating:  78/100 (328 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 83 8%
1991 84 8%
1992 101 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 127 13%
1995 109 11%
1996 109 11%
1997 102 10%
1998 99 10%
1999 85 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 549 55%
United Kingdom 258 26%
Canada 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Australia 21 2%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 14 1%
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