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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.
19902,092187,995 Violator (130th)
by Depeche Mode
19912,145485,558 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,248284,758 Automatic For The People (57th)
by R.E.M.
19932,319306,893 In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,431498,612 Grace (49th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,532374,856 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,702310,115 Pinkerton (100th)
by Weezer
19972,715485,193 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,701331,003 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,936301,524 Ágætis Byrjun (66th)
by Sigur Rós
Total24,8213,566,506

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
191.

GarbageUnited States Garbage
Year of Release:1995Appears in:229 charts
Rank in 1995:15Rank Score:2,770
Rank in 1990s191Overall Rank:924
Average Rating:  77/100 (319 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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192.

InnuendoUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1991Appears in:206 charts
Rank in 1991:21Rank Score:2,751
Rank in 1990s192Overall Rank:926
Average Rating:  74/100 (356 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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193.

Boys For PeleUnited States Tori Amos
Year of Release:1996Appears in:133 charts
Rank in 1996:24Rank Score:2,742
Rank in 1990s193Overall Rank:927
Average Rating:  75/100 (201 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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194.

Dig Your Own HoleUnited Kingdom The Chemical Brothers
Year of Release:1997Appears in:205 charts
Rank in 1997:21Rank Score:2,727
Rank in 1990s194Overall Rank:929
Average Rating:  76/100 (315 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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195.

UndertowUnited States Tool
Year of Release:1993Appears in:185 charts
Rank in 1993:17Rank Score:2,725
Rank in 1990s195Overall Rank:931
Average Rating:  79/100 (356 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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196.

The Great EscapeUnited Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:1995Appears in:248 charts
Rank in 1995:16Rank Score:2,720
Rank in 1990s196Overall Rank:934
Average Rating:  75/100 (469 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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197.

Midnite VulturesUnited States Beck
Year of Release:1999Appears in:205 charts
Rank in 1999:23Rank Score:2,716
Rank in 1990s197Overall Rank:937
Average Rating:  76/100 (358 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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198.

The Man WhoUnited Kingdom Travis
Year of Release:1999Appears in:225 charts
Rank in 1999:24Rank Score:2,691
Rank in 1990s198Overall Rank:942
Average Rating:  75/100 (287 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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199.

No CodeUnited States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1996Appears in:190 charts
Rank in 1996:25Rank Score:2,689
Rank in 1990s199Overall Rank:943
Average Rating:  75/100 (381 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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200.

YieldUnited States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1998Appears in:202 charts
Rank in 1998:17Rank Score:2,687
Rank in 1990s200Overall Rank:945
Average Rating:  75/100 (389 votes)
Comments: 25 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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