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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 36,000 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.
19901,971182,081 Violator (131st)
by Depeche Mode
19911,989472,660 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,056275,127 Automatic For The People (56th)
by R.E.M.
19932,077296,353 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19942,305482,488 Grace (50th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,364367,408 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,538299,796 Pinkerton (100th)
by Weezer
19972,559470,201 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,530321,622 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,769293,108 Ágætis Byrjun (66th)
by Sigur Rós
Total23,1583,460,843

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.

Little Plastic CastleUnited States Ani DiFranco
Year of Release:1998Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1998:99Rank Score:328
Rank in 1990s991Overall Rank:5,077
Average Rating:  71/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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992.

God Ween Satan - The OnenessUnited States Ween
Year of Release:1990Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1990:85Rank Score:328
Rank in 1990s992Overall Rank:5,078
Average Rating:  77/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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993.

Hell On EarthUnited States Mobb Deep
Year of Release:1996Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1996:109Rank Score:327
Rank in 1990s993Overall Rank:5,080
Average Rating:  74/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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994.

Double AllergicAustralia Powderfinger
Year of Release:1996Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1996:110Rank Score:327
Rank in 1990s994Overall Rank:5,081
Average Rating:  71/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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995.

The Blanton-Webster Band
Compilation
United States Duke Ellington
Year of Release:1990Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1990:86Rank Score:327
Rank in 1990s995Overall Rank:5,092
Average Rating:  74/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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996.

Live At Wembley '86United Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1992Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1992:103Rank Score:326
Rank in 1990s996Overall Rank:5,095
Average Rating:  78/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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997.

Seal IIUnited Kingdom Seal
Year of Release:1994Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1994:125Rank Score:326
Rank in 1990s997Overall Rank:5,102
Average Rating:  72/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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998.

The Jester RaceSweden In Flames
Year of Release:1996Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1996:111Rank Score:325
Rank in 1990s998Overall Rank:5,105
Average Rating:  73/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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999.

I Feel AlrightUnited States Steve Earle
Year of Release:1996Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1996:112Rank Score:324
Rank in 1990s999Overall Rank:5,112
Average Rating:  75/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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1000.

2Pacalypse NowUnited States 2Pac
Year of Release:1991Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1991:84Rank Score:324
Rank in 1990s1,000Overall Rank:5,116
Average Rating:  71/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 86 9%
1991 84 8%
1992 103 10%
1993 98 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 109 11%
1996 112 11%
1997 99 10%
1998 99 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 550 55%
United Kingdom 260 26%
Canada 35 4%
Australia 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
Sweden 20 2%
Norway 14 1%
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