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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.
19902,020184,345 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19912,028478,799 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,108278,188 Automatic For The People (58th)
by R.E.M.
19932,163300,258 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19942,337488,773 Grace (49th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,409369,870 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,601303,859 Pinkerton (101st)
by Weezer
19972,623474,930 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,600324,567 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,847296,213 Ágætis Byrjun (66th)
by Sigur Rós
Total23,7363,499,802

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
991.

Even The Sounds ShineUnited States Myra Melford
Year of Release:1995Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1995:110Rank Score:333
Rank in 1990s991Overall Rank:5,098
Average Rating:  76/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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992.

CounterpartsCanada Rush
Year of Release:1993Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1993:99Rank Score:332
Rank in 1990s992Overall Rank:5,102
Average Rating:  74/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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993.

Bachata RosaDominican Republic Juan Luis Guerra 4.40
Year of Release:1990Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1990:82Rank Score:332
Rank in 1990s993Overall Rank:5,105
Average Rating:  72/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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994.

Angel RatCanada Voïvod
Year of Release:1991Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1991:84Rank Score:331
Rank in 1990s994Overall Rank:5,114
Average Rating:  74/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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995.

Time's UpUnited States Living Colour
Year of Release:1990Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1990:83Rank Score:331
Rank in 1990s995Overall Rank:5,118
Average Rating:  76/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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996.

When The Kite String PopsUnited States Acid Bath
Year of Release:1994Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1994:127Rank Score:330
Rank in 1990s996Overall Rank:5,123
Average Rating:  80/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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997.

Harsh 70s RealityNew Zealand The Dead C
Year of Release:1992Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1992:101Rank Score:330
Rank in 1990s997Overall Rank:5,133
Average Rating:  75/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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998.

CrimsonSweden Edge Of Sanity
Year of Release:1996Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1996:110Rank Score:329
Rank in 1990s998Overall Rank:5,141
Average Rating:  72/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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999.

Slightly OdwayAustralia Jebediah
Year of Release:1997Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1997:101Rank Score:329
Rank in 1990s999Overall Rank:5,143
Average Rating:  73/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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1000.

QuiqueUnited Kingdom Seefeel
Year of Release:1993Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1993:100Rank Score:329
Rank in 1990s1,000Overall Rank:5,145
Average Rating:  77/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 83 8%
1991 84 8%
1992 101 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 127 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 110 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 99 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 5 1%
Green Day 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 551 55%
United Kingdom 258 26%
Canada 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Australia 21 2%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 14 1%
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