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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 35,000 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.
19901,952180,798 Violator (129th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,967471,212 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19921,991272,664 Automatic For The People (57th)
by R.E.M.
19932,069294,381 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19942,276479,803 Grace (48th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,344365,314 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,517296,888 Pinkerton (102nd)
by Weezer
19972,544468,114 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,515318,281 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,740290,363 Ágætis Byrjun (66th)
by Sigur Rós
Total22,9153,437,818

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
161.

Music For The Jilted GenerationUnited Kingdom The Prodigy
Year of Release:1994Appears in:191 charts
Rank in 1994:25Rank Score:3,219
Rank in 1990s161Overall Rank:766
Average Rating:  76/100 (265 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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162.

PortisheadUnited Kingdom Portishead
Year of Release:1997Appears in:256 charts
Rank in 1997:19Rank Score:3,212
Rank in 1990s162Overall Rank:767
Average Rating:  79/100 (397 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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163.

Pablo HoneyUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1993Appears in:344 charts
Rank in 1993:15Rank Score:3,200
Rank in 1990s163Overall Rank:769
Average Rating:  68/100 (1,287 votes)
Comments: 108 comments
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164.

WishUnited Kingdom The Cure
Year of Release:1992Appears in:229 charts
Rank in 1992:14Rank Score:3,199
Rank in 1990s164Overall Rank:770
Average Rating:  77/100 (341 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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165.

When The Pawn...United States Fiona Apple
Year of Release:1999Appears in:229 charts
Rank in 1999:21Rank Score:3,138
Rank in 1990s165Overall Rank:775
Average Rating:  80/100 (299 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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166.

DangerousUnited States Michael Jackson
Year of Release:1991Appears in:170 charts
Rank in 1991:16Rank Score:3,044
Rank in 1990s166Overall Rank:807
Average Rating:  68/100 (349 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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167.

The Boy With The Arab StrapUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1998Appears in:251 charts
Rank in 1998:15Rank Score:3,038
Rank in 1990s167Overall Rank:810
Average Rating:  79/100 (307 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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168.

Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...United States Raekwon
Year of Release:1995Appears in:200 charts
Rank in 1995:13Rank Score:3,031
Rank in 1990s168Overall Rank:811
Average Rating:  80/100 (250 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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169.

GishUnited States The Smashing Pumpkins
Year of Release:1991Appears in:242 charts
Rank in 1991:17Rank Score:3,025
Rank in 1990s169Overall Rank:812
Average Rating:  77/100 (393 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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170.

Being ThereUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:1996Appears in:234 charts
Rank in 1996:21Rank Score:2,987
Rank in 1990s170Overall Rank:821
Average Rating:  80/100 (328 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 84 8%
1991 84 8%
1992 104 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 108 11%
1997 99 10%
1998 100 10%
1999 86 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Ween 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 551 55%
United Kingdom 260 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 14 1%
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