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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.
19902,093188,135 Violator (130th)
by Depeche Mode
19912,147485,642 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,250284,759 Automatic For The People (57th)
by R.E.M.
19932,320306,762 In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,430498,299 Grace (48th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,532374,675 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,703309,911 Pinkerton (102nd)
by Weezer
19972,715485,102 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,701331,032 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,938301,719 Ágætis Byrjun (66th)
by Sigur Rós
Total24,8293,566,038

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.

Left Hand PathSweden Entombed
Year of Release:1990Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1990:82Rank Score:335
Rank in 1990s991Overall Rank:5,145
Average Rating:  76/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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992.

Hours...United Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1999Appears in:77 charts
Rank in 1999:88Rank Score:335
Rank in 1990s992Overall Rank:5,147
Average Rating:  69/100 (168 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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993.

Rumor And SighUnited Kingdom Richard Thompson
Year of Release:1991Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1991:82Rank Score:335
Rank in 1990s993Overall Rank:5,152
Average Rating:  77/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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994.

Still Got The BluesUnited Kingdom Gary Moore
Year of Release:1990Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1990:83Rank Score:335
Rank in 1990s994Overall Rank:5,153
Average Rating:  74/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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995.

CounterpartsCanada Rush
Year of Release:1993Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1993:103Rank Score:334
Rank in 1990s995Overall Rank:5,162
Average Rating:  74/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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996.

American II: UnchainedUnited States Johnny Cash
Year of Release:1996Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1996:108Rank Score:334
Rank in 1990s996Overall Rank:5,163
Average Rating:  77/100 (99 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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997.

Louise AttaqueFrance Louise Attaque
Year of Release:1997Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1997:101Rank Score:333
Rank in 1990s997Overall Rank:5,166
Average Rating:  70/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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998.

Little Plastic CastleUnited States Ani DiFranco
Year of Release:1998Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1998:101Rank Score:333
Rank in 1990s998Overall Rank:5,168
Average Rating:  71/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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999.

Mercury FallingUnited Kingdom Sting
Year of Release:1996Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1996:109Rank Score:332
Rank in 1990s999Overall Rank:5,179
Average Rating:  69/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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1000.

Phil Spector, Back To Mono (1958-1969)
Compilation
Mixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1991Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1991:83Rank Score:332
Rank in 1990s1,000Overall Rank:5,180
Average Rating:  74/100 (109 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 83 8%
1991 83 8%
1992 98 10%
1993 103 10%
1994 127 13%
1995 107 11%
1996 109 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 101 10%
1999 88 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 544 54%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Canada 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Ireland 14 1%
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